Michael Gallen, District Two


Contact Michael Gallen

Party Affiliation: Democrat - Elected 2010

Phone: 941-745-3702
Fax: 941-745-3790
E-Mail: michael.gallen@mymanatee.org
Mailing Address: The Honorable Michael Gallen
P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206-1000

To schedule appointments, follow through on any concerns or obtain County information, contact Commissioner Gallen's assistant Shirley Talley by calling (941) 745-3709 or e-mail her at shirley.talley@mymanatee.org



Commissioner Gallen is a native and lifelong resident of Manatee County; he was born and raised in Bradenton, Florida.  He and his wife, Alexandra, have three children --Linda, Juliette and Thomas.



Upon graduating from Manatee High School, Commissioner Gallen attended Manatee Community College and then transferred to University of Georgia, where he received a B.A. in Political Science.  In 2002, he was awarded a Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University College of Law.


Public Service

Board of County Commissioners, Elected November 2010

  • First Vice Chairman, 2013, 2014
  • Second Vice Chairman, 2012
  • Third Vice Chairman, 2011

Civic Center Authority

  • Member, 2010-2014

Port Authority

  • Member 2010-2014
  • Second Vice Chairman, 2013, 2014

Community Redevelopment Agency

  • Member, November 2010-2014
  • Vice Chairman 2011-2014



  • Instructor - American Government, Lakewood Ranch High School 2004-2010
  • Staff Attorney/Bill analyst, Florida House of Representatives - Committee on Business Regulation 2003-2004
  • Legal Assistant, Florida Department of Environmental Protection - Office of General Counsel 2002
  • Legal Assistant, Environmental and Land Use Law Center, Nova Southeastern 2001
  • Legal Intern, Center for Environmental Rights and Natural Resources, San Jose, Costa Rica 2001
  • Volunteer, Gulf Coast Legal Services Bradenton, Fl  1999



  • Manatee County Bar Association 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association 2002- Present
  • Pro-Bono Legal Services 2004-2010
  • Leadership Manatee Alumni 2010



Spending time with family, traveling, reading, music, tennis and following Tampa Bay Buccaneer and University of Georgia football.