George (“Ges”) Selmont is a Ponte Vedra Beach husband and father with a history of success in law, technology, entertainment, sports and higher education. He has been married to his wife, Monika (also an attorney) for 17 years. They chose Northeast Florida to raise their two boys, Nate and Luke, and have happily called the First Coast home for almost nine years.
Ges is a lifelong Democrat who has always had an interest in government and public service. He grew up in Connecticut in a family that taught him to value many things, including our veterans and the rights of employees to unionize. His father, a Korean War Veteran, also belonged to a union. While still in college, Ges helped the staff members in his dorm organize into the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Over the last twenty-five years, Ges has dedicated a great deal of his time to improving the lives of citizens, especially those in underserved communities. In his years of serving Florida’s first Historically Black College, Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, as a Special Advisor to the President, Ges secured $4.5 million in funding to assist the college and surrounding community.
Prior to relocating to Florida, Ges was appointed to serve on municipal and state boards and commissions, including the Commission for Educational Technology, the Conservation Commission and Historic District Commission. He was instrumental in getting sections of roads declared State Scenic Roads. A committed volunteer throughout his life, he volunteered on presidential campaigns, regularly served weekly meals to the homeless, and volunteered for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. In 1998, he served as a White House Intern for President Bill Clinton.