Victor was elected to the Hillsborough County Commission in 2010 to represent District 2 which includes the communities of northern Hillsborough County. Prior to serving on the County Commission, he represented parts of Hillsborough County and Pasco 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 intiatives that reduced crime; advanced education; grew economic viability; and protected consumers, seniors,our environment and natural resources. As the legislative leader on Justice, he was responsible for crafting Florida’s budget for both public safety and Florida’s court system. Victor spearheaded the passage of the “10-20-Life” law and the “3-Strikes Violent Felony Offender Act,” which have contributed to Florida’s largest decrease in crime in the past 30 years.
For more than three decades, Victor has been shepherding civic engagement, economic development, and innovative public/private partnerships to prevent crime, improve quality of life and help thousands of people become productive citizens.
Victor’s outstanding leadership and service have been recognized by many notable organizations. They include the Florida Sheriff’s Association, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Association of Counties.
As a known reformer he is putting his valuable experience and proven accomplishments to good use currently serving on the following Boards and Councils: Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, Vice Chairman; Environmental Protection Commission,Vice Chairman; Aviation Authority, Secretary; Florida Association of Counties, Board of Directors; Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Executive Committee; Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, Past Chairman and Executive Committee; Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group; Arts Council of Hillsborough County.
Victor was born in New Orleans, LA, grew up in Treasure Island, Florida and has lived in north Hillsborough County for more than 38 years. His father was a retired military officer. His mother donated a life-time of community service that included serving as a medical missionary. He graduated with honors from the University of South Florida in 1983 with a B.A. degree in Communication, a minor in Business Administration, and additional graduate studies in Communication. While working his way through college, he started Metropolitan Communications, Inc., an advertising agency, of which he is still president.
Victor and his wife Angela enjoy traveling, outdoor activities, the arts, sports, time with their young daughter Sophia and their labradors, Coco and Riley.