Meet Mike Grieco

For years, Michael Grieco watched as many of his neighbors stood up to run for public office —

but once in power, they showed they were more interested in the title than the hard work. In 2013, Mike got so fed up sitting on the sidelines, he ran for the Miami Beach City Commission, and he won.

Entering office, Mike vowed that no one he represented would be locked out.  So when he first arrived in City Hall, Mike took the door to his office off its hinges, because elected officials should be accountable to their constituents each and every day. 

True to his word, he is one of the most accessible people in public office, working directly with constituents each and every day to get their voices heard. Mike has blazed a trail as an independent voice, advocating for the interests of his constituents first, before party labels.

Before politics, Mike served his community as a Miami-Dade Assistant State Attorney focused on Gang and Narcotics enforcement, keeping our kids and communities safe from dangerous criminals. He went on to lead as a supervising Felony Division Chief in 2005. In 2007, Michael opened his own small law practice, providing quality legal defense for his clients and offering guidance through the justice system.

In his roles in Miami Beach and now, as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, Mike is deeply invested in the issues facing Miamians like fighting the skyrocketing cost of living, keeping our communities safe, and protecting our beaches and coasts.

Since his election as a State Representative, Michael has brought back tens of millions of dollars in funding for desperately needed projects, including millions for stormwater resilience projects to stop flooding. He has also fought to expand protections for stalking victims, save homeowners money, fund Holocaust education, and more. He currently sits as the Ranking Member of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee and serves on the Commerce Committee, the Ways and Means Committee, Judiciary Committee, and the Higher Education Appropriations Committee.

Michael has continued his involvement in our community through nonprofit efforts. He sits on the Adrienne Arsht Center Trust Board of Directors, the Board of Governors for the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the President’s Cabinet for the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation. He is also a long-time Mount Sinai Hospital Young Founder and SAVE LGBT Young Guardian.

Michael, his better half Christine, his son, and Zeus, their french bulldog, make Miami Beach home.