|U.S. House, Florida, District 13|
|March 14, 2014-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Predecessor||C.W. Bill Young (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||March 11, 2014|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|J.D.||George Mason University School of Law|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Key votes
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign contributions
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
He defeated Kathleen Peters and Mark Bircher in the Republican primary on January 14, 2014. He defeated Alex Sink (D), Lucas Overby (L) and write-in candidate Michael Levinson in the special general election.
Jolly received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He then studied in the evenings to earn a Juris Doctorate cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, VA.
Jolly serves on the following committees:
- Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
- Water Resources & Environment Subcommittee
- Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Subcommittee
- Veterans' Affairs Committee
On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit. Jolly joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.
When asked about immigration reform at a debate on February 25, 2014, Alex Sink replied, “Immigration reform is important in our country. It’s one of the main agenda items of the beaches chamber of commerce, for obvious reasons. Because we have a lot of employers over on the beaches that rely upon workers and especially in this high-growth environment, where are you going to get people work to clean our hotel rooms or do our landscaping?...And we don’t need to put those employers in the position of hiring undocumented and illegal workers.”
Jolly responded at a news conference on February 27, 2014, “I think Alex Sink’s comments reflect a bigotry that should disqualify her from representing the people of this community and should disqualify her from serving in the United States Congress. I think it was a disgusting comment.”
On February 24, 2014, Jolly acknowledged that as a 16-year-old driver, he struck and killed a pedestrian in a 1989 accident.
Jolly said of the accident: “It took several years for me to get to a place of peace, but not something anybody would ever get over.”
He was added to the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program on April 16, 2014. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.
2014 special election
Jolly won election in the special election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 13th District. Jolly defeated Kathleen Peters and Mark Bircher in the Republican primary on January 14, 2014. He defeated Alex Sink (D), Lucas Overby (L) and write-in candidate Michael Levinson in the special general election on March 11, 2014.
|U.S. House, Florida District 13 General Special Election, 2013|
|Source: Unoffocial Results via Associated Press|
|U.S. House, Florida District 13 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Source: Unofficial results via Associated Press|
|David Jolly (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|Pre-Special||January 2, 2014||$0||$388,450||$(246,558)||$141,891|
|Year End||January 31, 2014||$141,891||$13,200||$(82,136)||$72,954|
|Post-Special||April 10, 2014||$182,189||$352,368||$(514,811)||$19,746|
Jolly reportedly donated nearly $30,000 to the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates since 2006, with the biggest contribution made to former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., but other donations to Dick Durbin, Barbara Mikulski and late Sen. Daniel Inouye.
“David has been a strong Republican supporter as the numbers show. David also has personal relationships with Democrats and Independents, and in non-competitive races he has supported them,” said Sarah Bascom, a spokeswoman for Jolly. “David has said from day one that this race is about working together with Republicans, Democrats and Independents all for the betterment of Pinellas County.”
The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.
Jolly most often votes with:
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Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Jolly missed 0 of 328 roll call votes from March 2014 to July 2014. This amounts to 0.00 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
Jolly voted with the Republican Party 0.00 percent of the time, which ranked 234th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.
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- Tampa Bay Times, "David Jolly entering race for Young's seat, draws Beverly Young's endorsement," accessed November 4, 2013
- Associated Press, "U.S. House - District 13 - General," accessed March 11, 2014
- WTSP TV, "David Jolly to be sworn in to Congress on Thursday afternoon," accessed March 13, 2014
- U.S. House David Jolly, "David Jolly is Sworn In & Applauds Senate for Moving Swiftly on Flood Insurance Reforms," accessed March 17, 2014
- Associated Press, "January 14 Election Results," accessed January 14, 2014
- David Jolly for Congress, "Meet David," accessed November 18, 2013
- Sunshine State News, "David Jolly Starts Committee Assignments in Congress," accessed March 26, 2014
- U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
- Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
- Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
- Washington Times, "Democrat slammed for stereotyping immigrants as maids," accessed March 4, 2014
- Politico, "David Jolly acknowledges fatal 1989 crash," accessed February 25, 2014
- Roll Call, "House Republicans Add Two to Incumbent Protection Program," accessed April 17, 2014
- Roll Call, "House GOP Adds 9 Vulnerable Incumbents to Patriot Program," July 21, 2013
- Associated Press, "January 14 Election Results," accessed January 14, 2014
- Associated Press, "U.S. House Florida January 14 election," accessed January 14, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "David Jolly 2014 Summary reports," accessed February 20, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Pre Special," accessed February 20, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 20, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Post Special," accessed April 21, 2014
- Politico, "GOP candidate’s Democratic giving past," accessed November 18, 2013
- OpenCongress, "David Jolly," accessed July 28, 2014
- GovTrack, "David Jolly," accessed July 28, 2014
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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