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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Commissioner Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch

Appointed by President

Committee Assignments

Proposals Introduced

  • P 0023 GENERAL PROVISIONS, Natural resources and scenic beauty; right to clean and healthful environment
    Last Action: 1/16/2018 Unfavorable by Judicial, laid on Table; YEAS 0 NAYS 7
  • P 0024 EXECUTIVE, Commissioner of Environmental Protection
    Last Action: 1/15/2018 Unfavorable by Executive, laid on Table; YEAS 1 NAYS 5
  • P 0046 MISCELLANEOUS, Land Acquisition Trust Fund
    Last Action: 1/29/2018 Withdrawn from further consideration
  • P 0048 EXECUTIVE, Fish and wildlife conservation commission
    Last Action: 1/15/2018 Unfavorable by Executive, laid on Table; YEAS 1 NAYS 5
  • P 0078 GENERAL PROVISIONS, MISCELLANEOUS, AMENDMENTS, SCHEDULE, technical revisions; Articles II, X, XI, and XII
    Last Action: 3/2/2018 Withdrawn from further consideration
  • P 0091 GENERAL PROVISIONS, Natural resources and scenic beauty; prohibition on drilling for oil or natural gas in coastal waters
    Last Action: 3/29/2018 On Committee agenda-- Style and Drafting, 04/03/18, 1:00 pm, 102 House Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida --Temporarily Postponed

Proposals Co-Introduced

  • P 0096 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Rights of accused and of victims; additional rights of victims
    Last Action: 3/29/2018 On Committee agenda-- Style and Drafting, 04/03/18, 1:00 pm, 102 House Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida --Temporarily Postponed
  • P 6001 Rights of Crime Victims; Judges
    Last Action: 4/16/2018 Adopted; YEAS 34 NAYS 3
  • P 6004 Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces
    Last Action: 4/16/2018 Adopted; YEAS 33 NAYS 3
  • P 6007 Lobbying and Abuse of Office by Public Officers
    Last Action: 4/16/2018 Adopted; YEAS 30 NAYS 4
  • P 6012 Dog Racing
    Last Action: 4/16/2018 Adopted; YEAS 27 NAYS 10

Biographical Information

Occupation: Former Middle and High School German and English Teacher; Presently, Licensed Realtor, Lifestyle Realty Group
City: Town of Sewall’s Point (Martin County)

Commissioner Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch was born in 1964 at Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, California. She is a Daughter of the American Revolution, Florida Blue Key member, a lifetime resident of Martin County and member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. 

Commissioner Thurlow-Lippisch’s mother is a third-generation Floridian and statewide recognized historian. In 1952, Commissioner Thurlow-Lippisch’s New York grandfather founded Thurlow & Thurlow, P.A. in Stuart, which specializes in real estate, and continues today as a family run business. She is married to William E. Lippisch, D.M.D./Oral Surgeon and general aviation pilot. They are well known on the Treasure Coast for taking thousands of aerial photographs documenting the effect of destructive discharges from Lake Okeechobee on the health of the St. Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon. She shares these photos on her blog entitled "Indian River Lagoon,” which educates thousands of people. Jacqui is a former teacher with years of classroom experience instructing middle and high school students. She continues to work with youth through "River Kidz," a division of the Rivers Coalition that has also helped promote and inspire efforts to find solutions to the damaging discharges from Lake Okeechobee.  

Commissioner Thurlow-Lippisch is a former Mayor (2011-2012) and Commissioner (2008-2016) of the Town of Sewall’s Point and has served in other various public service and leadership capacities, including: Vice-Chair, Treasure Coast Region Planning Council (2016); Chair, Treasure Coast Council of Local Governments; Treasure Coast Florida League of Cities (2008-2016); Chair, Florida League of Cities’ Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Legislative Committee (2013); Board member, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, Florida Atlantic University (2013-2016); and Rivers Coalition Defense Fund (2011-present).

Commissioner Thurlow-Lippisch holds a Bachelor of Arts, Journalism & Communications, University of Florida, 1986; Bachelor of Arts, German, University of Florida, 1994; and Master of Arts, Curriculum and Development, College of Education, University of West Florida, 1999. She also graduated from the UF/IFAS Natural Resources Leadership Institute, Class XV, 2016.