About Cyndi

About Cyndi Stevenson

Cyndi Stevenson is a Florida native and more than thirty year resident of Northeast Florida. Cyndi represents Florida House District 17 which lies entirely within the boundaries of St. Johns County. As State Representative, she worked to keep taxes low and grow our economy, increased funding for our local schools, and fought to protect our environment and restore the everglades. As a St. Johns County Commissioner she has been a champion for streamlining government by reducing overly burdensome regulation and voting numerous times to cut our taxes  to help grow our businesses and create jobs for the future. All while working to increase public safety and our quality of life.

Cyndi’s Legislative Victories For St. Johns

  • Fought to keep Florida’s taxes low so job creators can add more good-paying jobs.
  • Increased funding for St. Johns County’s top-ranked school district by $172 per student, 70% more than the state average.
  • Voted to expand the Bright Futures Scholarship to cover the cost of summer enrollment.
  • Secured funding to improve school safety with millions for mental health services, cameras, and security improvements.
  • Increased funding for mental health services and substance abuse prevention.
  • Co-sponsored “Legacy Florida,” which sets aside a minimum of $200 million annually to recover the health of the Everglades, our waterways, and springs.
  • Worked to get $62 million in funding to restore and rebuild our beautiful beaches.

Personal Background

  • Native Floridian, born in Volusia County, a northeast Florida resident since 1981
  • Married for more than 30 years to Henry, whose family settled in St. Augustine 40 years ago
  • Son Paul graduated from University of Florida Medical School May 2015
  • Son Wes is a graduate of the University of Florida and has started his career as a Chemical Engineer

Educational & Professional

  • Graduate of Stetson University, 1981, BBA Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant & Auditor
  • Children’s Home Society of Florida, Past Controller
  • Alumna of KPMG Peat Marwick, Jacksonville

Community Involvement

  • St. Johns County Commission, elected 2004, reelected 2008 and 2012
  • Leadership Florida
  • St. Johns River Summit, Congress of Local Governments, September 2010
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Council, Florida Department of Transportation, 2010 – 2014
  • Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Relations, Gubernatorial Appointment
  • Northeast Florida Regional Leadership Academy, 2010
  • Leadership St. Johns, 2006
  • St. Johns Vision Task Force, 2002
  • Bartram Trail Rotary
  • Switzerland Community Church
  • Member, St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce
  • St. Johns County Economic Development Council

Boards & Committees – Liaison Assignments – 2014-2015

  • Early Learning Coalition, Board Officer /Treasurer
  • Chair, St. Johns County Public Safety Coordinating Council
  • Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council
  • Cultural (Historical) Resources Review
  • Recreation Advisory Board
  • Intergovernmental Relations Committee – St. Johns County
  • Chair, St. Johns River Alliance

Florida Association of Counties

  • Board of Trustees, 2010 – 2014
  • Board of Directors, 2007 – 2013
  • Chair, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Six Pillars County Visioning, 2012
  • Presidential Advocacy Award, 2008
  • Florida Association of Counties Trust, Trustee