Commissioner David Rice

Commissioner David Rice was first elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 2002 and was re-elected in 2010, 2014, and 2018, representing District 4.

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 and served as the 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, Conservation Development Council, and Florida Keys Hurricane Recovery Foundation. He also is a founding member of the Pigeon Key Foundation.   

He and his wife Mary 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.