Florida House of Representatives District 82

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Florida House of Representatives District 82
Current incumbentMaryLynn Magar Republican Party
Race87.6% White, 4.3% Black, 0.7% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 4.4% Some other race alone, 1.6% Two or More Races[1]
Ethnicity79.7% Single-Race Non-Hispanic White, 4.4% Non-Hispanic Black, 0.3% Hispanic Black, 13.4% Hispanic, 2.2% Non-Hispanic Other
Voting age81.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Florida's eighty-second state house district is represented by Republican Representative MaryLynn Magar.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 156,533 civilians reside within Florida's eighty-second state house district.[2] Florida state representatives represent an average of 156,678 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 133,186 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the Florida House of Representatives serve two-year terms with term limits.[5] Members of the House may serve no more than four consecutive terms. Florida legislators assume office two weeks following their election.


To run for the Florida House of Representatives, candidates must be 21 years old, have lived in Florida for two years and live in the district they intend to serve.[6]


See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Florida legislature are paid $29,687 per year. Legislators are allowed $131 per day for per diem, tied to the federal rate. Travel vouchers are required.[7]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Florida legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Florida Term Limits Act in 1992. That initiative said that Florida representatives are subject to term limits of no more than four four-year terms.

The first year that the term limits enacted in 1992 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 2000.[5]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be called to fill the vacant seat.[8] The Governor is responsible for calling the election and must consult with the Secretary of State to set the election dates and nominating deadlines.[9] The person elected to fill the seat serves for the remainder of the unexpired term.[10]



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 14, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 8, 2012. MaryLynn Magar (R) defeated Beverly Joy Hires (I) in the general election. Magar defeated Carl Domino, Jonathan W. Milton, Jonathan W. Pasqualone and Calvin D. Turnquest in the Republican primary.[11][12]

Florida House of Representatives, District 82, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMaryLynn Magar 99.6% 57,086
     Independent Beverly Joy Hires 0.4% 212
Total Votes 57,298
Florida House of Representatives, District 82 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMaryLynn Magar 42.1% 7,588
Carl J. Domino 31.2% 5,628
Jonathan W. Pasqualone 12.7% 2,296
Calvin D. Turnquest 7.5% 1,345
Jonathan W. Milton 6.6% 1,186
Total Votes 18,043

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Florida House of Representatives District 82 have raised a total of $455,576. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $75,929 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Florida House of Representatives District 82
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $455,576 6 $75,929
Total $455,576 6 $75,929

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