Bill Wohlsifer

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Bill Wohlsifer
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Former candidate for
Attorney General of Florida
PartyLibertarian
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Central Florida
J.D.St. Thomas University School of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
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Bill Wohlsifer was a Libertarian candidate for Attorney General of Florida in the 2014 elections.[1][2] Bill Wohlsifer lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Born in New Jersey, Wohlsifer moved between New Jersey and Florida twice before permanently relocating to Florida in 1985. Wohlsifer earned his B.A. in political science from the University of Central Florida in 1991. He went on to earn his J.D., cum laude, from St. Thomas University School of Law in 1996. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class.[3]

Professionally, Wohlsifer has practiced law since 1996. He currently practices debt collection, copyright and trademark litigation and homeowners' association law.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida attorney general election, 2014

Wohlsifer ran for Attorney General of Florida on the Libertarian ticket.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Results

Attorney General of Florida, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPam Bondi Incumbent 55.1% 3,222,524
     Democratic George Sheldon 42% 2,457,317
     Libertarian Bill Wohlsifer 2.9% 169,394
Total Votes 5,849,235
Election Results via Florida Division of Elections.

Debates

Debate media

October 6 debate
October 6 debate

Pam Bondi (R), George Sheldon (D) and Bill Wohlsifer (L) discussed their positions on medical marijuana and same-sex marriage and during a debate hosted by Tampa Bay News 9. A question about Amendment 2, a ballot measure that would allow medical marijuana in the state, divided the candidates into different camps. Bondi opposes Amendment 2 due to concerns about the legitimacy of medical marijuana prescriptions given recent action by the state against doctors providing unnecessary prescriptions through "pill mills." Sheldon criticized detractors like Bondi for drumming up hysterical criticisms of Amendment 2, while Wohlsifer argued that the measure should provide greater freedom for marijuana use.[4]

The debate brought up the United States Supreme Court decision to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Bondi did not provide a clear stance on same-sex marriage, stating that her office had only received the court decision hours before the debate. Sheldon argued that Bondi should not defend the state's ban, saying that the government should "get out of the business of telling people who they can love."[4]

Polls

Governor of Florida Hypothetical Match-Up Poll
Poll Pam Bondi* (R) George Sheldon (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Poll
January 16-21, 2014
37%34%29%+/-6.3591
Gravis Marketing
April 23-25, 2014
45%38%11%+/-3.0907
AVERAGES 41% 36% 20% +/-4.65 749
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Campaign themes

2014

Wohlsifer submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia:[5]

I am a fiscal conservative and socially tolerant that believes in looking out for individual citizens first.[6]

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