Commissioner George Kruse, At Large

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George Kruse, At Large

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 Theresa Woods by phone at (941) 745-3773 or email at [email protected]

Personal

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 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

Other

City of Bradenton Affordable Housing Advisory Board, 2019 - present