Erik Fresen

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Erik Fresen
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Florida House of Representatives, District 114
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sFlorida State University
Personal
BirthdayJune 9, 1976
Place of birthMiami, Florida
ProfessionLand Use Consultant
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Erik Fresen is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 114. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Fresen's professional experience includes working as a legislative aide from 2000 to 2002.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Regulatory Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fresen served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fresen served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Fresen 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]

Fresen's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1233 - "Corporations: Authorizes certain alternative procedures for election of members of board of directors; revises resignation procedures for members of board; provides that resignation may be irrevocable under certain conditions; revises procedures for filling vacancy on board of directors."
  • HB 1481 - "Home-Invasion Robbery: Creates "Safe at Home Act;" provides enhanced penalties for home-invasion robbery in which victim is 65 years of age or older."
  • HB 7155 - "Taxation: Revises various provisions of law relating to DOR's authority to collect state taxes & administer & enforce state's tax laws; authorizes governing bodies of charter counties to limit amount of interest charged for unpaid property taxes; repeals provisions relating to monitoring & reporting on use of tax deduction claimed by international banking institutions."

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

Elections

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Daisy Josefina Baez was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Erik Fresen was unopposed in the Republican primary. Baez will face Fresen and Ross Hancock (I) in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fresen won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 114. Fresen defeated Amory Bodin in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Ross Hancock (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 114, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErik Fresen Incumbent 51.2% 30,842
     Democratic Ross Hancock 48.8% 29,439
Total Votes 60,281
Florida House of Representatives, District 114 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngErik Fresen Incumbent 71.7% 6,268
Amory Bodin 28.3% 2,468
Total Votes 8,736

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fresen ran for re-election to the 111th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. Fresen defeated Cristina Albright (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 111
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Erik Fresen (R) 17,049 63.6%
Cristina Albright (D) 9,759 36.4%

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Fresen won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 111th District, defeating Frank Morra (D). Fresen received 24,268 votes in the election while Morra received 16,641 votes.[7] Fresen raised $346,394 for his campaign; Morra raised $9,770.[8]

Florida House of Representatives, District 111
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Erik Fresen (R) 24,268 59.3%
Frank Morra (D) 16,641 40.7%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fresen is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Fresen raised a total of $852,456 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[9]

Erik Fresen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 114 Won $286,251
2010 Florida State House, District 111 Won $219,811
2008 Florida State House, District 111 Won $346,394
Grand Total Raised $852,456

2012

Fresen won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fresen raised a total of $286,251.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Erik Fresen's campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$55,451
Hospital Corp of America$3,000
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association$2,000
Florida Institute of Cpas$2,000
Associated Builders & Contractors of Florida$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$286,251
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Fresen won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Fresen raised a total of $219,811.

2008

Fresen won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Fresen raised a total of $346,394.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[10]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[11]
Legislators are scored on their stances on "long term care issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stances on marijuana.
Legislators are scored on a group of bills that LFN selects as a "cross-section of legislation."

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[12]

Legislators are scored on their stances on civil liberty issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[13]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

Personal

Fresen has been a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee on Workforce Housing and the School Concurrency Task Force, and the chair of Educational Facilities Benefit District.[14]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ana Rivas Logan (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 114
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 111
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Eduardo Gonzalez (R)