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 Vida Gordon by phone at (941) 745-3721 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 Jessica, a Community Engagement Manager for PACE Center for Girls and they have two children: Alexander (14) and Olivia (11), who attend Dr. Mona Jain Middle School 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