Jack Latvala

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Jack Latvala
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Florida State Senate, District 20
Incumbent
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
November 19, 2018
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida State Senate, District 16
1994 - 2002
Personal
BirthdayNovember 3, 1951
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jack Latvala (b. November 3, 1951) is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Latvala served in the Senate between 1994 and 2002, during which time he chaired the Government Oversight, Banking and Insurance and Natural Resources committees.

Biography

Latvala's professional experience includes operating a printing company in Largo.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Ethics and Elections, Chair
Appropriations
Community Affairs
Environmental Preservation and Conservation
Gaming
Judiciary
Rules

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Latvala's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • "Creating a strong and resilient economy by reducing the burden of taxes on Florida’s business and families, improving Florida’s business climate to promote economic development, and reforming Florida’s welfare system."
  • "Protecting citizens and businesses by cracking down on violent crimes and criminals."
  • "Helping Florida’s consumers by enacting tough consumer protection laws and lowering the costs for healthcare and prescription drugs."
  • "Championing efforts to protect Florida’s ecological treasures and safeguard the state’s environmental future."
  • "Supporting excellence in education by meeting the needs of our school children. Sufficiently funding Florida’s public school system, enforcing accountability in education, and providing opportunities and resources to children and families who need additional support to succeed."

Elections

2014

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Jack Latvala defeated Zahid Roy in the Republican primary and defeated Tony Caso (L) in the general election.[2][3]

Florida State Senate, District 20 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Latvala Incumbent 71.6% 120,277
     Libertarian Tony Caso 28.4% 47,652
Total Votes 167,929
Florida State Senate, District 20 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJack Latvala Incumbent 87.2% 31,836
Zahid Roy 12.8% 4,672
Total Votes 36,508

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Latvala won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 20. Latvala defeated Zahid Roy in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012 and defeated Ashley M. Rhodes-Courter (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Florida State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Latvala Incumbent 57.8% 127,927
     Democratic Ashley M. Rhodes-Courter 42.2% 93,296
Total Votes 221,223
Florida State Senate, District 20 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJack Latvala Incumbent 85.7% 33,147
Zahid Roy 14.3% 5,517
Total Votes 38,664

2010

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Latvala did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. He defeated Nina Hayden (D) in the November 2 general election.[6]

Florida State Senate, District 16
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jack Latvala (R) 83,396 63.98%
Nina Hayden (D) 46,942 36.02%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Latvala is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Latvala raised a total of $1,816,790 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[7]

Jack Latvala's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 20 Won $604,840
2010 Florida State Senate, District 16 Won $813,427
2000 Florida State Senate, District 19 Won $398,523
Grand Total Raised $1,816,790

2012

Latvala won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Latvala raised a total of $604,840.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jack Latvala's campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$10,173
Florida Retail Federation$6,500
Hospital Corp of America$4,000
Florida Hospital Association$3,000
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$604,840
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Latvala won election to the Florida State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Latvala raised a total of $813,427.

2000

Latvala won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Latvala raised a total of $398,523.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[8]

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."[9]
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.[10]

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."[11]
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

Latvala and his wife, Susan Richardson, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alan Hays (R)
Florida Senate District 20
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Charlie Justice
Florida Senate District 16
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Thad Altman