Commissioner George Kruse, At Large


Commissioner George Kruse

Party Affiliation: Republican - Elected 2020

Phone: (941) 745-3714

Fax: (941) 745-3790

Email: [email protected]

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, Dana Summers, by phone at (941) 748-4501, x3708, or email at [email protected].

2024 Townhalls

All discussions take place from 6 to 8 PM.

January 24: Lakewood Ranch Library, 16410 Rangeland Parkway, 34211

February 28: Palmetto Branch Library, 923 6th Street West, 34221

March 20: Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 34217

April 24: Braden River Library, 4915 53rd Avenue East, 34203

May 22: South Manatee Branch, 6081 26th Street West, 34207

June 13: Rocky Bluff Library, 6750 US Highway 301 North, Ellenton, 34222


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, an active community volunteer, and they have two children: Alexander and Olivia, who attend Parrish Community High School and Lakewood Ranch High 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

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Manatee, Class of 2018
  • Leadership Manatee Alumni Association Board
  • Tiger Bay Board Member
  • Bradenton Kiwanis Member
  • Junior Achievement Volunteer
  • Manatee Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Former City of Bradenton Affordable Housing Advisory Board
  • 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
  • Chairman, 2023

Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority, 2021 - Present

Career Source Suncoast Board, 2021 - Present

Manatee County Affordable Housing Advisory Council, 2020-2023

Manatee/Sarasota MPO, 2023

Gulf Consortium Director, 2023

Value Adjustment Board, 2021-2022

City of Bradenton Affordable Housing Advisory Board, 2019 - present