THE FLORIDIAN:  State Senator Jason Pizzo

THE FLORIDIAN: State Senator Jason Pizzo

It's Pizzo, not Pizza

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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May 17, 2021

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)

Elected: 2018

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

Born: 05/20/1976

 Spouse: APRIL PIZZO

Children: TWIN BOYS- JACK AND JULIAN

Education: NYU, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY (FINANCE MASTERS), AND UM JD.

Major:   JOURNALISM

 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.

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

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