Bill Galvano

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Bill Galvano
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Florida State Senate, District 26
Incumbent
In office
November 20, 2012 - present
Term ends
November 17, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives, District 68
2002 - 2010
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
CandidateVerification
Bill Galvano is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Galvano was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 68 from 2002 to 2010.

Due to Florida term limits, Galvano could not run for re-election in the Florida House of Representatives elections of 2010.[1]

Biography

Galvano's professional experience includes working as an attorney.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Galvano served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Appropriations
Education
Gaming
Health Policy
Regulated Industries
Rules

2009-2010

At the beginning of the 2009 legislative session, Galvano served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Galvano did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[3]

Galvano's sponsored legislation included:

  • HB 7007 - "Official Florida Statutes: Adopts Florida Statutes 2009 & designates portions thereof that are to constitute official law of state; provides that Florida Statutes 2009 shall be effective immediately upon publication"
  • HB 7129 - "Gaming on Indian Lands: Creates Seminole Tribe of Florida & State of Florida Gaming Compact Act; directs Governor to negotiate & execute gaming compact with Seminole Tribe of Florida on behalf of State of Florida subject to ratification by Legislature; provides for content & form of compact."
  • HB 7145 - "Pari-Mutuel Permitholders: Revises provisions for permits to conduct quarter horse race meetings; removes requirements for licensing; removes provisions for application of specified provisions to quarter horse racing; revises authorization to substitute races of other breeds of horses"

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House website.

Elections

2014

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Bill Galvano is unopposed in the Republican primary.[4]

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Galvano won election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 26. Galvano ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Paula House (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Florida State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Galvano 59.1% 122,782
     Democratic Paula House 40.9% 85,123
Total Votes 207,905

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Galvano won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 68th District. Galvano ran unopposed in the election. He raised $168,185 for his campaign.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Galvano is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Galvano raised a total of $986,856 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[8]

Bill Galvano's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 26 Won $334,765
2008 Florida State House, District 68 Won $168,185
2006 Florida State House, District 68 Won $74,600
2004 Florida State House, District 68 Won $109,818
2002 Florida State House, District 68 Won $299,488
Grand Total Raised $986,856

2012

Galvano won election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Galvano raised a total of $334,765.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Galvano's campaign in 2012
Manatee County Republican Executive Cmte$5,000
Florida Hospital Association$2,500
Humana$2,000
Hospital Corp of America$2,000
Florida Home Builders Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$334,765
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Galvano won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Galvano raised a total of $168,185.

2006

Galvano won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Galvano raised a total of $74,600.

2004

Galvano won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Galvano raised a total of $109,818.

2002

Galvano won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Galvano raised a total of $299,488.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[9]

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[10]

Personal

Galvano has been a trustee with the Mote Marine Library and the Mote Scientific Foundation, and a member of the Manatee County Sheriff's Advisory Council and the Florida Bar Association.[2]

See also

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Haridopolos (R)
Florida State Senate District 26
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 68
2002-2010
Succeeded by
Jim Boyd