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Dwight Dudley

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Dwight Dudley
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Florida House of Representatives, District 68
In office
November 20, 2012 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
High schoolSt. Petersburg High School, 1973
Bachelor'sFlorida State University, 1983
J.D.Florida State University, 1987
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Dwight Dudley is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 68. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Dudley earned his B.S. in Communications and his J.D. from Florida State University in 1980 and 1987, respectively.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Local & Federal Affairs



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives 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 Dwight Dudley is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Joshua Black and Bill Young will face off in the Republican primary.[2]


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dudley won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 68. Dudley ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Frank Karkas (R) and Matthew D. Weidner (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 68, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDwight Dudley 50.9% 35,630
     Republican Frank Farkas 44.2% 30,951
     Independent Matthew D. Weidner 4.8% 3,388
Total Votes 69,969

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dudley is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Dudley raised a total of $152,096 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[4]

Dwight Dudley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 68 Won $152,096
Grand Total Raised $152,096


Dudley won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dudley raised a total of $152,096.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dwight Dudley's campaign in 2012
Florida Democratic Party$59,023
Pinellas County Democratic Executive Cmte$3,750
Dudley, Dwight R$3,719
Florida Beer Wholesalers Association$2,000
Florida Justice Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$152,096
Source:Follow the Money



In 2012, Dudley's endorsements included:[5]

  • Tampa Bay Times
  • St. Petersburg Firefighters
  • Police Benevolent Association
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Florida Education Association
  • Florida Professional Firefighters
  • Pinellas County Teachers Association

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Boyd (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 68
Succeeded by