Commissioner Chris Latvala was elected to the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners in 2022.
He was born in Dunedin and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. After graduation from college, he returned to work and live in Pinellas County and was elected to the Florida House of Representatives from 2014-2022 (District 67).
In his leadership role, he Chaired the House Education and Employment Committee and advocated for teachers, improved access to education, strengthened protections for minors, increased support for law enforcement, and supported the rights of mobile homeowners.
Commissioner Latvala is a Leadership Pinellas graduate and has served on the board of multiple local charities including PACE Center for Girls and the Boys and Girls Club.
In his spare time, he continues the family tradition of organizing the community farm share to distribute food to families in need in Pinellas.