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Bob “Coach” Henriquez, Certified Florida Appraiser

May 17, 2021

Bob “Coach” Henriquez is deeply rooted to the community he serves. A fifth-generation resident of Tampa, Bob was born and raised in that city and his great grandfather, Enrique Henriquez, was the last mayor of West Tampa before it was annexed into the City of Tampa in 1925.
Guided by working-class parents devoted to him and his three siblings, Bob has been driven by a desire to help those around him. He built the foundation for that goal by achieving academic success at Tampa Catholic High and Princeton University. At both schools, Bob learned the importance of teamwork as a starting offensive lineman on the football squads. Soon after graduating from Princeton, Bob went to work for Hillsborough County’s Streets & Addresses department to help enhance its 9-1-1 program. Later, he joined the county’s Planning Commission to assist in growth management.
In 1998, Bob followed his ambitions to serve his community to a new level when he was elected to the Florida Legislature as a State Representative. There, he developed a reputation as a legislator eager to put aside party politics for the good of his constituents. After four terms in office, Bob was appointed to head up the Pinellas and Pasco counties division of the Department of Children and Families. He served in that role for three years. Currently, Bob serves as Secretary of the Florida Association of Constitutional Officers (FACO), is Secretary of the Property Appraisers' Association of Florida (PAAF) and sits on the Board of Directors for the Family Healthcare Foundation.