Democratic State Senator Jason Pizzo swears he is not running for governor in 2022, even though many politicos and wannabee politicos are circulating his name as a potential challenger to Gov. Ron DeSantis. It’s not happening.
Sen. Pizzo is not ruling out a potential future (no this cycle) statewide run for office, but right now he seems pretty content with his current gig.
The milkshake-loving Pizzo, who is BFF with Sen. Lauren Book (D), is arguably one of the better-dressed members of the Florida legislature. While he does not dress as colorfully as Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D), he does give Sen. Shevrin Jones (D) a run for his knickers.
Pizzo may be a lot of things to friends and colleagues, but a seasoned skateboarder he is not.
Name: JASON PIZZO
Political Party: DEMOCRAT
Position: STATE SENATOR (Twitter)
Committees: CRIMINAL JUSTICE, APPROPRIATIONS, APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL AND CIVIL JUSTICE, COMMERCE AND TOURISM, SELECT COMMITTEE ON PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE AND JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT
Former: SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT
Spouse: APRIL PIZZO
Children: TWIN BOYS- JACK AND JULIAN
Education: NYU, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY (FINANCE MASTERS), AND UM JD.
Policy Goal(s): CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM & INFRASTRUCTURE AND RESILIENCY
Top Issue(s): SAME AS POLICY GOALS
Dream Job: HAVE IT
Favorite Movie: THE NATURAL
Favorite Quote: “DON’T EAT YELLOW SNOW”
Favorite Sport/Team: THE YANKEES, AND WHICHEVER LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM MY BOYS ARE PLAYING ON
Favorite Color: BLUE
Favorite Music: GOLDEN OLDIES
Favorite Band/Song: THE TEMPTATIONS- AIN’T TO PROUD TO BEG
What is your family’s constant complaint about you?: WORK TOO HARD.
In your words, how would you describe the U.S. Congress/State Legislature/ Executive Office?: TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL AND UNREALIZED OPPORTUNITY.
What is something funny/embarrassing that has happened to you?: WIPING OUT ON A SKATEBOARD RAMP TRYING TO IMPRESS MY SONS (VIDEO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST).
Tell us more about yourself, anything: I LIKE CHOCOLATE SHAKES, CHEESEBURGERS AND PIZZA.