Meet Steve

6939884907_4fa86a7a2b_bSteve Crisafulli is one of us! A fourth generation resident of Brevard County, Steve runs his family’s local agribusiness and is deeply involved in the community where he and his wife Kristen are raising their two daughters, Carly and Kennedy. Steve is a product of Brevard County public schools, Brevard Community College, and the University of Central Florida.

Steve Crisafulli believes in strong families. To Steve, family values begin at home. Steve and Kristen have been married for 17 years. Not only has he coached Little League, but he and Kristen are also actively involved at their children’s schools. They are also members of the First Baptist Church of Merritt Island.

As a small businessman, Steve understands the challenges of making a payroll, balancing a budget, and paying taxes and insurance premiums.

Steve Crisafulli understands the importance of the space industry to Central Florida and has passed several bills designed to strengthen and promote this vital industry. Steve previously served as the Florida House of Representatives’ appointee to Space Florida’s Board of Directors.

Steve has also been a strong proponent of the agricultural industry in our community and in our state. Steve has been involved in the agricultural industry since the day he was born; in fact, his roots in local agriculture date back almost a century. Having served as the President of the Brevard County Farm Bureau, he truly understands the importance of this industry to our state.

Steve was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. In November 2012, Steve’s colleagues in the Florida House unanimously chose him to serve as Speaker of the House for the 2014-2016 term. Steve will be the first House Speaker from Brevard County. Steve also currently serves as the House Majority Leader.

Since being elected to the Florida House, Steve has been honored to receive many awards, including:

  • “A” Honor Roll – Florida Chamber of Commerce, 2009 – 2013

  • Distinguished Advocate Award – Florida Chamber of Commerce, 2009 – 2013

  • Friend of Free Enterprise – Associated Builders & Contractors, 2009-2013

  • 2010 Legislator of the Year – Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

  • 2011 Legislator of the Year – Florida Cattlemen’s Association

  • 2011 Legislator of the Year – Florida Nursery, Growers, and Landscapers Association

  • 2011 Legislator of the Year – Florida Farm Bureau

  • 2011 Legislator of the Year – Florida Forestry Association

  • 2011 Public Servant of the Year – Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association

  • “100%” Rating – Associated Industries of Florida, 2011

  • Defender of Liberty Award – American Conservative Union, 2011-2013

  • Champion for Business Award – Associated Industries of Florida, 2010, 2012-2013

  • “A” Rating – Foundation for Florida’s Future 2010 – 2013

  • Friend of Housing – Florida Homebuilders Association, 2010

  • Award for Exceptional Leader – Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, 2013

  • Champion for Economic Freedom – Americans for Prosperity, 2013

  • Dr. Lewis Earle Legislative Service Award – Florida Dental Association, 2013

  • Champion of Agriculture – Florida Farm Bureau, 2013

  • 4 Under 40 – LEAD Brevard, 2010