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Bill Heller
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Florida House of Representatives District 52
Former member
Term in office began
2006
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Professor
Bill Heller was a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 52nd District from 2006-2010.

Heller is currently a Professor in the College of Education at the University of South Florida. He served as Dean/Chief Executive Officer of the University of South Florida-Saint Petersburg from 1992-2002, and in the United States Army from 1954-1956.

He is involved with many organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors of Family Resources, Family Services, Incorporated, Florida International Museum, Palladium Theater, Pinellas Association for Retarded Children, and Resurrection House.[1]

Issue positions

Heller 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.[2]

Committee assignments

2009-2010

Heller's sponsored legislation included:

  • HB 619 - "Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions: Revises provisions relating to licensure of institutions by Commission for Independent Education; revises accreditation requirements & standards by which institutions are evaluated"
  • HB 1231 - "Public School Student Progression: Requires student proficiency in additional subjects"
  • HB 1277 - "Interpreters for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing: Requires that person be credentialed by Florida Certification Board, Inc., in order to practice as interpreter or transliterator"

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

Elections

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Heller ran for re-election to the 52nd District seat in 2010. He did not face any opposition in the August 24 primary. Jeff Brandes (R) defeated Heller in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 52
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeff Brandes (R) 21,237 51.20%
Bill Heller (D) 20,238 48.80%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Heller won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 52nd District, defeating Ross Johnson (R). Heller received 36,661 votes in the election while Johnson received 24,466 votes.[4] Heller raised $204,447 for his campaign; Johnson raised $49,217.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 52
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Heller (D) 36,661 60.0%
Ross Johnson (R) 24,466 40.0%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Heller won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 52nd District, defeating incumbent Angelo Cappelli (R). Heller received 21,470 votes while Cappelli received 18,277 votes.[6] Heller raised $231,933 for his campaign; Cappelli raised $391,532.[7]

Florida House of Representatives, District 52, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Heller 54% 21,470
     Republican Angelo Capelli 46% 18,277
Total Votes 39,747

Campaign donors

Below are Heller's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[8]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Democratic Party $27,612
AT&T $2,500
FL Cable Telecommunications Assoc $2,500
FL Hospital Assoc $2,000
FL Assoc of Realtors $2,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 52
2006–2010
Succeeded by
Jeff Brandes