Monroe County Mayor David Rice

David Rice is in the midst of his third, 4-year term on the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners, representing District 4 and currently serving as Mayor.

He was first elected to the Commission in 2002, and was re-elected in 2010 and 2014.

Rice has been a resident of Monroe County since 1973, when he came to the Keys to pursue a love of scuba diving.  He founded the Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys, serving as its Executive Director for more than 30 years before his retirement in 2006.

He currently serves on the Historic Florida Keys Foundation Board. 

He has served on many community service boards over the years, including: the Monroe County Housing Authority, Rural Health Network, Marathon Economic Development Council, South Florida Resource and the Conservation Development Council. He also is a founding member of the Pigeon Key Foundation.   

He has been married to his wife Mary for 55 years.  They have two children, a son and a daughter, and one grandchild. 

He is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys boating, diving and fishing, hunting, and cycling.  He enjoys collecting and restoring antique firearms and Civil War items.  He also enjoys reading and doing projects in his workshop.