James Frishe

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James Frishe
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Florida House of Representatives District 54
Former member
In office
1984 - 1990, 2006 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
AssociatesAndrew College (1969)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida (1971)
Date of birthApril 6, 1949
Place of birthPotsdam, New York
ProfessionLicensed Real Estate Broker/Consultant
Campaign website
James Frishe is a former Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 54 from 1984 to 90 and again from 2006 to 2012.

Frishe was Chair of the Pinellas County Delegation from 1988-1989. He is currently a member of the Pinellas Emergency Mental Health Services and Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Frishe served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Frishe served on these committees:


Frishe 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]

Frishe's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 541 - "Parental Responsibility and Time-Sharing: Revises provisions relating to child support, parenting plans, & time-sharing; revises elements of rebuttable presumption that parent is detriment if he or she is convicted of crime involving domestic violence"
  • HB 831 - "Community Associations: Provides & revises condominium association insurance requirements"
  • HB 1271 - "Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Requires applications for all recreational activity licenses to include provision for license applicant to make voluntary contribution to Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc."

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



See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Frishe ran in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 22. Frishe was defeated by Jeff Brandes in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[3]

Florida State Senate, District 22 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Brandes 56.7% 20,655
James C. Frishe 43.3% 15,776
Total Votes 36,431


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Frishe ran for re-election to the 54th District seat in 2010. He did not face any opposition in the August 24 primary. Frishe defeated Mary Russell (Florida) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 54
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Frishe (R) 29,963 60.82%
Mary Russell (D) 19,302 39.18%


On November 4, 2008, Frishe won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 54th District, defeating George Gonzalez (D). Frishe received 38,091 votes in the election while Gonzalez received 29,158 votes.[5] Frishe raised $201,989 for his campaign; Gonzalez raised $52,300.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 54
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Frishe (R) 38,091 56.6%
George Gonzalez (D) 29,158 43.4%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Frishe raised $146,823 in contributions.[7]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Florida Chamber Of Commerce $3,500
Florida Hospital Association $2,000
Florida Association Of Realtors $2,000
Hospital Corp Of America $2,000
Florida Health Care Association $2,000


Below are Frishe's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[8]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Republican Party $10,900
FL Chamber of Commerce $2,500
FL Home Builders Assoc $2,500
Hospital Corporation of America $2,000
FL Retail Federation $2,000

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Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 54
Succeeded by
Debbie Mayfield (R)