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Charlie Miranda, District 6

Charlie Miranda

Charlie Miranda




  • 1971 - 1974 Hillsborough Community College A.A. and A.S. Degree
  • 1975 - 1977 University of Tampa Degree - Criminology - Minor Spanish, Sociology
  • 1964 - 1965 Adult Business School Business Degree
  • 1956 - 1959 Thomas Jefferson High School Graduated General Diploma
  • 1988 - Present State Steward, State of Florida Thoroughbred Horse Racing. - Responsible for administrating state rules and regulations as applicable to Horse Racing - Conduct hearings concerning licensee as they occur. - Transfer horses from Seller to Buyer and Trainer to Trainer - Judge Horse Racing during racing days - Review films with jockeys prior to post time when needed - Disciplinary action when needed

  • 1989 Association Steward, River Downs Cincinnati, Ohio - Thoroughbred Horse Racing - Same duties as listed above

  • 1979 - 1988 Race Horse Breeder/Owner/Trainer in Florida, Kentucky, and Ohio - In 1983 Breeder of 3-year-old Filly of the Year in Florida - Able Money -State Racing Commission Judge Tampa, Florida Jai-Alai Fronton

  • 1964-1965 - Gandy Operating Co. Licensee of Tampa Jai-Alai, calculating payoffs prior to computer system

  • 1961-1963 Worked with State Racing Commission in various capacities from Auditor at Tampa Dog Track and Tampa Jai-Alai to test barn at then Sunshine Park. 1961-1963

Professional Business Experience

  • 1995 - 2003 - Elected City Councilman, Tampa Florida - Chairman, Public Works Committee - Vice-Chairman, Public Safety Committee

  • 1979 - 1988 Charles Miranda Racing, Inc. - Responsible for maintaining and operating a Thoroughbred Racing stable - Successful in competition, winning stake races in Florida and Ohio - Top 10 in the money percentage when Training

  • 1980 & 1986 1996 - Present Cafe Pepe, Inc. Restaurant-Managing Partner Complete responsibility for all decisions concerning the management of the restaurant - Designed, developed, and implemented point of sale - Negotiated all labor contracts - Reorganized staff to meet daily requirements -Developed and implemented standard cost systems for major entree items to more accurately analyze retail unit costs and interpret product inefficiencies

  • 1977 - 1979 Seawolf, Inc. Restaurant-Comptroller Provided direction and control of accounting function for 300 seat restaurant with 232 employees, with total annual sales in excess of 5 million dollars - Directed all budgets on a daily basis - Fixed labor cost to direct sales - Maintained food costs without compromise to quality -Created financing package for after construction costs

  • 1964 - 1975 James Talcott, Inc. Finance-General Manager Total responsibility for all financing and accounting functions of this mobile home portfolio of some 15 million dollars - Directed staff of 12 professionals in the management of 1800 mobile home portfolio - Detailed Dealer finance participation agreements - Serve as an insurance agent to properly ensure each unit - Represented company on legal matters with the outside counsel in court proceedings

  • 1974 - 1979 Elected City Councilman, Tampa, Florida Chairman Pro-Tem 1975-1979 - Chairman Finance Committee 1977-1979 - Held public hearings concerning budget approval in excess of 300 million dollars - Past Chairman of Fire, Police, Public Works, and Recreation - Elect Chairman Finance Committee, Florida League of Cities