Janet (Janet) Cruz (D-18)

State Senator Janet Cruz

Janet (Janet) Cruz (D-18)
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Capitol: 850.487.5018
FAX: 888.263.7871
District: 813.348.1017
Room 216 Senate Office Building 404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
210A South MacDill Avenue
Tampa, FL 33609
Residence:Tampa, FL

Committee Assignments


Personal & Career Legislative Service -Elected to the Senate in 2018 -House of Representatives, 2010-2018 ◦Minority Leader, 2016-2018 ◦Democratic Deputy Whip, 2010-2012 Honors and Awards -Aetna Healthcare, National Financial Account Manager -CIGNA Healthcare for Seniors Group Sales, Regional Director -CIGNA Healthcare Optical Operations, Director -Fourth Generation Tampa/Ybor City Resident -Pearle Vision Center, owner -American Cancer Society, Freshmen Legislator of the Year Award, 2010 -Community Health Charities of Florida, House Member of the Year Award, 2010 -Italian Club Ladies Auxiliary, Italian American Woman of Excellence, 2010 Affiliations -FBI Citizens' Academy Alumni -Hillsborough Community College Alumni Foundation -NAACP -National Association of Latino Elected Officials -Tampa Latin Chamber of Commerce -West Tampa Chamber of Commerce -Women In Government -Hillsborough County Democratic Hispanic Caucus, past Chair -Paint Your Heart Out Tampa, past board member -United Way Campaign CIGNA Healthcare, past Corporate Chair Biographical Information Occupation- Optician/Healthcare Executive Spouse- Dr. Stephen "Steve" Rifkin Children- Ana Cruz, Raymond "Nick" Cruz, Stephen Rifkin, Laura McCauley Grandchildren- Madison McCauley, Peter McCauley, Teresa McCauley Education- Opticianry Dispensing, Hillsborough Community College, 1977 Born- July 7 in Tampa, Florida Religious Affiliation- Catholic Recreation- Gourmet cooking, tarpon fishing, watercolor, and writing

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Dr. Stephen (Steve) Rifkin   DOB: 7/7/1956
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