Lee Constantine

Lee Constantine

Lee Constantine

District 3 Commissioner

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Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine, a graduate of the University of Central Florida, has represented Florida as a public servant for 38 years. In 1978, he was elected the youngest person in the City of Altamonte Springs history, serving as Commissioner and Mayor for 14 years. In 1992, he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives where he served for 8 years. In 2000, Mr. Constantine was elected to the Florida Senate representing the citizens of Orange and Seminole Counties. He served until November 2010, only ending his distinguished Senate career due to term limits. In 2012 Lee Constantine was elected to the Seminole County Commission, District 3.

Former State Senator Constantine is one of Central Florida's most powerful and influential individuals, acknowledged for his outstanding talent for brokering compromise, leadership in higher education and mastery of the complicated state budget process. He currently writes a weekly excerpt for the Orlando Sentinel’s section where he is named one of “100 of Central Florida's most influential people in government, politics and culture.”

 

Throughout his legislative career, Lee Constantine has sponsored numerous ground-breaking bills and has brought many pivotal achievements to Florida including:

  • Save Our Everglades (1997-2001)
  • Florida Unified Building Code (1998, 2000)
  • Florida Forever Program (1999)
  • Payday Loans Reform (2001)
  • Affordable Housing-Front Porch Florida (2002)
  • Pre-K Education & Class Size Reduction (2003)
  • Wekiva Parkway & Protection Act (2004)
  • Physical Education in schools (2004, 2007-08)
  • Medical school at UCF (2006)
  • Public Service Commission Reform (2006)
  • Florida Energy Act (2006, 2008)
  • Election Reform (2007)
  • Missing Persons Act (2008)
  • SunRail for Central Florida (2009)
  • Florida Waters & Springs Protection (2010)
  • Florida Recycling Act (2010)

Commissioner Constantine is serving his fourth term as Chairman of the Wekiva River Basin Commission, honoring his commitment to protect the Wekiva River while building the beltway around Central Florida. He is also currently the Vice-Chairman of the Florida Conservation Coalition (FCC) and on the Executive Board of 1,000 Friends of Florida. Lee Constantine is also the Chairman of the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council and the President of the Florida Regional Planning Councils.

Commissioner Lee Constantine’s passion for community service is best displayed as Founder and Chairman of Charity Challenge, Inc., established in 1987. Since its inception,

Charity Challenge has evolved from a small backyard event into the largest independent charity in Central Florida, raising over $6 million for hundreds of Florida charities.  Professionally, Lee also serves as a business consultant on a wide range of issues for high level corporations and government agencies.

 

Government Board Participation

  • CareerSource Central Florida
  • Central Florida Zoo
  • Council of Local Governments (CALNO)
  • East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC)
  • Florida Regional Planning Council (FRCA)
  • Historical Commission
  • Leadership Seminole
  • LYNX
  • MetroPlan Disadvantaged Board
  • MetroPlan Orlando (MPO)
  • Risk Management
  • St. John’s River Alliance
  • United Arts
  • Wekiva River Basin Commission
 

Contact Information

Please send E-mail to Executive Assistant:
adunbar@seminolecountyfl.gov
Phone: (407) 665-7207
Fax: (407) 665-7958
Board of County Commissioners
Seminole County Services Building
1101 E. First Street
Sanford, FL 32771