Department of Management Services

Frank Attkisson

Frank Attkisson was elected chairman of the Osceola County Commission in December 2012. His first term with the Osceola County Commission began in November 2010. He previously served in other local elected offices, such as City of Kissimmee Commissioner and Mayor. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000 and served eight years until being termed out of office.

Attkisson developed a passion for charter school education as Mayor of Kissimmee. While serving in the legislature, he focused on two priorities: education, serving seven of eight years on education committees; and economic development/pro-business taxation policy.

He previously served as chairman for the Small Business Regulatory Advisory Council, which reviews state agency rules and their impacts on business. Attkisson is vice-chairman of the American Board Certification for Teachers of Excellence, which is a national alternative teacher certification board established by Congress in 2001. Recently, he became a board member of the Coalition of Property Right, a statewide property rights advocacy group. He is chairman of the Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission.

Attkisson and his wife, Juda, grew up in Winter Haven, where he is a graduate of Polk Community College. He received his Bachelor of Science in business management from Florida Southern College.

Their daughter, Laura, and her husband, Aaron, live in Virginia with their daughter, Ella. Their son Ben is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and serves as a professional firefighter in West Texas. The youngest son, Chris, is dual enrolled at Missouri Southern and Ozark Christian University.