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Charlie Justice

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Charlie Justice
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Florida State Senate, District 16
Former officeholder
In office
2006-2010
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
2001-2006
Personal
ProfessionAcademic advisor
CandidateVerification
Charlie Justice (b. July 23, 1968) was a Democratic member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 16 from 2006 to 2010. Justice did not run for re-election in 2010.

Justice served in the Florida State House of Representatives from 2001 to 2006. He joined the Florida State Senate in 2006 and has served in that position until 2010. He served as the Senate Minority Leader Pro Tempore from 2008 to 2010, representing the 16th District.

He announced in an email on October 25, 2013, that he would not run for Florida's 13th Congressional District special election, 2014 seat. In the email he thanked supporters and said no thanks to the race.[1]

Justice is an Academic Advisor for the University of South Florida.

Justice earned his AA from Saint Petersburg Junior College in 1988. He went on to receive his BA from the University of South Florida in 1993.

Committee assignments

Issues

Letter from Beverly Young

Beverly Young, the widow of former Florida congressman Bill Young, sent a message to former governor Charlie Crist telling him not to attend her late husband's funeral service on October 24, 2013.[2]

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Mrs. Young wrote in the message: “This e-mail is to officially advise you that your presence at my husband’s memorial services will be unacceptable. I have watched over the years, as Bill had, your transparent attempts to manipulate the political arena. I don’t want my husband’s memorial service to be another opportunity for that and I will not tolerate anyone turning this into a platform for political gain. Please honor my family’s request.”[2]

Young sent a similar message to Justice as well as to Jessica Ehrlich, both of whom previously ran against her late husband.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 13th Congressional District special election, 2014

Justice announced in an email on October 25, 2013, that he would not run for Florida's 13th Congressional District seat. In the email he thanked supporters and said no thanks to the race.[1]

"If this was six years ago or six years from now, I might have a different answer but today I have to say no. The time is simply not right for me and my family," he wrote.[3]

2010

On November 2, 2010, C.W. Bill Young won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Charlie Justice (D) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Florida District 10 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngC.W. Bill Young incumbent 65.9% 137,943
     Democratic Charlie Justice 34.1% 71,313
Total Votes 209,256

2006

On November 7, 2006, Justice won election to the 16th District Seat in the Florida State Senate, defeating Kim Berfield (R). Justice raised $306,848 for his campaign, while Berfield raised $1,370,947.[5]

Florida State Senate, District 16 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Charlie Justice (D) 64,013 51.2%
Kim Berfield (R) 60,978 48.8%

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, a year in which he was not up for re-election, Justice collected $19,960 in campaign contributions.[6] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Florida Hospital Association $1,000
Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar Association $1,000
Florida Justice Association $1,000
Florida Dental Association $990
Cash America International $500

2006

In 2006, Justice collected $306,848 in campaign contributions.[7] The six largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Florida Democratic Party $96,192
Broward Teachers Local 1975 $4,000
Pinellas County Democratic Executive Committee $2,000
Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists $1,500
Florida Chiropractic Association $1,500
Plumbers Local 519 $1,500


Personal

Justice and his wife, Kathleen, have two children.

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Political offices
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Florida Senate, District 16
2006–2010
Succeeded by
Jack Latvala
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Florida House of Representatives
2001–2006
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