Commissioner George Kruse, At Large


George Kruse, At Large

Party Affiliation: Republican - Elected 2020

Phone: (941) 745-3714

Fax: (941) 745-3790


Mailing Address:
The Honorable George Kruse
P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206-1000

To schedule appointments, follow through on concerns, or obtain County information, you may contact Commissioner Kruse's assistant Theresa Woods by phone at (941) 745-3773 or email at


Commissioner Kruse grew up in Sarasota and moved to Manatee County in 2008. George has made a lifelong career in commercial real estate finance and affordable housing. George is married to Jess, the Director of Marketing and Operations for Feeding Empty Little Tummies (F.E.L.T.), and they have two children: Alexander and Olivia, who attend Parrish Community High School and Dr. Mona Jain Middle School, respectively, and are both active in travel sports in the area.

Education & Professional

  • Cardinal Mooney High School Graduate, 1993
  • University of Florida, BS Finance/Management, 1997
  • Columbia Business School, MBA, 2003
  • Active Florida Brokers License 

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Manatee, Class of 2018
  • Leadership Manatee Alumni Association Board
  • Tiger Bay Board Member
  • City of Bradenton Affordable Housing Advisory Board
  • Manatee County Affordable Housing Advisory Board
  • Bradenton Kiwanis Member
  • Junior Achievement Volunteer
  • Manatee Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Former Sarasota/Bradenton Columbia University Alumni Board
  • Former UF Master of Real Estate Advisory Board Member

Public Service

Board of County Commissioners, Elected November 2020

  • Member, 2020 - Present
  • First Vice Chairman, 2021

Port Authority, Member 2020-present

Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority - 2021

Career Source Suncoast Board – 2021

Manatee County Affordable Housing Advisory Council – 2020-present

Value Adjustment Board – 2021


City of Bradenton Affordable Housing Advisory Board, 2019 - present