Rick Knight Age: 63 City of Residence: Wauchula Occupation: Real Estate Broker 32 years (devoted most of my time to commercial and agriculture) Professional Appointments: Past President of Wauchula Board of Realtors, Past Director of Florida Association of Realtors, has served on the Elections Committee for the Heartland Board of Realtors, currently serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee, Heartland Board of Realtors. Family: Wife, Jan - 45 years; Children, Doug 43, Brenda 40 and Janelle 30 Governmental Elections/Appointments: Served as City Commissioner for Wauchula in the early 1980's and was elected again in May 2011. Was appointed as Mayor by the Commission at my first meeting in June. Served on the Community Health Purchasing Alliance District 6 - appointed by Senate President Toni Jennings. Served on the Fire Assessment Committee for Hardee County. Civic Activities: Past Jaycee Charter President, Past Lions President, Mast Mason of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida and has served within this fraternity in many stations such as Worshipful Master of Wauchula Lodge (2002 and 2008) and District Deputy Grand Master of District 25, of the State of florida (2009/10), served for many years as coach and officiated in youth sports ie: baseball, softball and basketball, served on Main St., and Hardee County Chamber of Commerce, has been on the board for Hardee County Economic Development Council over 4 years and serves on the Enterprise Zone Development Agency. Faith: Christian Church Affiliation: First Baptist of Wauchula, positions held - Sunday School teach for 11th and 12th grade boys, Deacon and also involved with outreach in the community with drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Motto: I was put here on this Earth to serve God, my Fellow Man and Country.