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Garrett Richter

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Garrett Richter
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Florida State Senate, District 23
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
November 15, 2016
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
President Pro Tempore, Florida State Senate
2013-Present
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
2006 - 2008
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1969-1971
Service branchU.S. Air Force Reserve
Years of service1979-1981
Personal
Date of birthAugust 1, 1950
ProfessionBank executive
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Garrett Richter (b. August 1, 1950) is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He has served as President Pro Tempore since 2013.

Richter served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 to 2008.

Biography

Richter earned his B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1981 and attended the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin in 1985. His professional experience includes founding and serving as the CEO of the First National Bank of Florida. Richter served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971 and the United States Air Force Reserve from 1979 to 1981.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Richter served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2015
Appropriations
Banking and Insurance, Vice chair
Commerce and Tourism
Ethics and Elections, Chair
Regulated Industries
Rules

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Richter won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 23. Richter ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

2008

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Richter won election to the Florida State Senate from Florida's 37th Senate district. Richter ran unopposed in the election. He raised $143,593 for his campaign.[3]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Richter is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Richter raised a total of $546,929 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[4]

Garrett Richter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 23 Won $169,208
2010 Florida State Senate, District 37 Not up for election $0
2008 Florida State Senate, District 37 Won $143,593
2006 Florida State House, District 76 Won $234,128
Grand Total Raised $546,929

2012

Richter won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Richter raised a total of $169,208.

2008

Richter won election to the Florida State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Richter raised a total of $143,593.

2006

Richter won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Richter raised a total of $234,126.

Scorecards

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2014

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

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."[6]
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.[7]

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."[8]
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

Richter and his wife, Diana, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nancy Detert (R)
Florida State Senate, District 23
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida State Senate, District 37
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Anitere Flores (R)