Public Service

Victor is a reformer, he has worked tirelessly to invoke change for improvement. He was elected to the Hillsborough County Commission in 2010 to represent District 2. Prior to serving on the County Commission, he represented northern Hillsborough County in the Florida House of Representatives from 1992 until 2000. He was then elected to the Florida Senate in 2000, where he served until 2010. During this time, he spearheaded iniatives to improve efficiency and accountability; reduce crime; advance education; grow economic viability; protect consumers, seniors, our environment and natural resources.

His other public service leadership roles include:

  • Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners, 2010 – present, Vice Chairman
  • Environmental Protection Commission,Vice Chairman
  • Aviation Authority, Secretary and Past Treasurer
  • Florida Association of Counties, Board of Directors
  • Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Executive Committee
  • Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, Past Chairman and current Executive Committee member
  • Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group
  • Arts Council of Hillsborough County
  • Hillborough County Public Transportation Commission (PTC), Past Vice Chairman, Past Chairman
  • Florida State Senate, member, 2000-2010, Justice Appropriations Chairman 2000-2010
  • Florida House of Representatives, member 1992-2000, Corrections Chairman 1994-1996, Justice Council Chairman 1996-2000
  • Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation, Chair, 2010, 2004 and 1996, Vice Chair 2009, 2008, 2006, 2003, 2002, 1995
  • Pasco County Legislative Delegation, Vice Chair, 2009, Chair, 2006, 2003, Vice Chair, 2005, 2002
  • Bay Area Legislative Delegation, member
  • Hillsborough County Enterprise Zone Development Agency Board, 2002-present
  • The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Criminal Justice Task Force, member
  • Advisor to the U. S. Attorney General on Florida Corrections Issues 1994-2010
  • Advisor to Florida Attorney General on Justice Issues 1996-2010
  • Southern Legislative Conference, Human Services & Public Safety and Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations Committees, member
  • Florida Commission On Capital Collateral Regional Counsels,(CCRC) Past Vice Chairman, Past Chairman
  • Florida Digital Divide Council, former member
  • Florida Martin Luther King, Jr., Institute for Non-Violence, Statewide Board of Directors, former member
  • Governor’s Partnership for the Adoption of Children, Board of Directors, former member
  • Florida Commission on Capital Cases, member, 1997-2000, Chairman, 1998-2000, member, 2005-present
  • Hillsborough County Audit Oversight Committee, Chair, 1995
  • Florida A&M University, Institute on Urban Policy and Commerce, Board of Advisors
  • Hillsborough County Weed & Seed Initiative Executive Committee, member and Co-Chairman
  • University Community New Image Revitalization Task Force, Chairman
  • Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Agency on Bay Management, former member
  • Treasure Island Volunteer Fire Department, former volunteer fire/rescue man


(813) 932 2733


P.O. Box 47058
Tampa, Florida 33646