Commissioner Janet C. Long

2023 Chair

Pinellas County Commissioner Janet C. Long

District 1 – Countywide

315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 464-3365 Tel
(727) 464-3022 Fax

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  • Eckerd College, Political Science (2001-2002)
  • St. Petersburg College, Business Management (2000)
  • Florida State University, Certified Public Management (1993)

Current Pinellas County Public Service

  • County Commissioner
    • Elected Countywide: 2012, 2016, 2020

2023 Pinellas County Commission Committees / Board Appointments

  • Business Technology Services (BTS)
  • County Attorney Oversight Committee (CAOC)
    • Chair
  • Forward Pinellas
    • Chair
    • Executive Committee, Chair
    • Legislative Committee
    • Waterborne Transportation Committee
  • Tampa Bay Area Transit Agency
  • Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Canvassing Board
  • Pinellas County Economic Development Council (EDC) 
    • Chair
  • Tourist Development Council (TDC) 
    • Chair
  • Florida Association of Counties, Board Member
    • Board of Directors
    • Community and Urban Affairs Caucus Member
    • Legislative Committee, Executive Member
    • Presidential Select Committee on Preemption
    • Foundation Board
  • Clearwater Central Catholic High School Advisory Board
  • Founding Member and Chair of Mental Health for Heroes, Inc. a 501(c)3

Public Offices Held (Elected)

  • Florida House of Representatives, District 51, 2006-2010
    • Military and Veterans Affairs Policy Committee
    • Economic Development and Community Affairs Policy Council
    • General Government Policy Council
    • Insurance, Business and Financial Affairs Policy Committee
    • Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations Committee
    • Education K-12
  • Seminole City Council, 2002-2006

Public Offices Held (Appointee)

  • Florida Department of Insurance
    • Deputy Insurance Commissioner (1986-1998)
  • State of Florida – Department of Insurance
    • Regional Director (1987-1998)

Additional Career Highlights

  • Clearwater Central Catholic High School
    • Assistant to the President (2006-2011)
    • Director of Advancement/Communications (2003-2006)
  • JCL & Associates
    • CEO & President (1998-2014)


Commissioner Long continues to dedicate her life to service of others and her family. She has been married to her husband, Richard, a retired officer with the Seminole Fire Department, for 46 years. She is the proud mother of one daughter and two sons, a grandmother of five and recently welcomed a great-grandson.

Commissioner Long is dedicated to advancing and strengthening Pinellas County Government and the Tampa Bay region’s commitment to resiliency and sustainability to preserve and improve quality of life for our citizens now and for future generations, as well as working to ensure smart, forward thinking public transportation options and opportunities for our region.

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