Welcome to the Waters Wave website. This is the main on-line destination for Leslie Waters’ political, government, and community information and highlights since 1998.
Leslie Waters was born and reared in Gulfport, Florida and has lived in Seminole, Florida since 1979. She graduated from Boca Ciega High School and received two degrees (B.S. & M.S.) from Florida State University. She had a successful 29-year career at Allstate Insurance Company and served in the Florida House of Representatives for eight years, terming out as Speaker Pro-Tempore. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. She is the founder and proprietor of the Leslie Waters Government Relations consulting firm, an Adjunct Political Science Professor, and is currently serving as Mayor of the City of Seminole. She has vast political experience: experience at three levels of government, elected local, elected state and lobbying national, and has been an active community volunteer for decades.
Leslie is one of 16 American Women serving on the Women’s Democracy Network Council, an initiative of the International Republican Institute in Washington D.C. She is a recipient of the Largo Chamber of Commerce “Inspire Award”, and recognized as a “Woman of Vision” by the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.
Leslie Waters is a member of the Suncoast League of Cities and the Florida League of Cities, the Pinellas County Mayors’ Council and the Florida League of Mayors. She serves on the Pinellas County Farm Bureau Board, the Pinellas County Urban League Board, PEMHS Mental Health Board, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Advisory Board, and is a member of the VFW-A, Post #9272.
Leslie has been married to Al Waters since 1976. Along with Al Waters, her dachshunds over the years (Cocoa, Sam, Pepsi, Arnie and Jack) have provided great support and encouragement in all her professional, political, government and community endeavors.
Thank you for “Catching the Waters Wave for Better Government,” and “Go Rays.”