James Grant

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James Grant
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Florida House of Representatives, District 64
Incumbent
In office
April 22, 2015 - present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionApril 21, 2015
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
District 64
2010 - 2014
Education
Bachelor'sAuburn University, 2006
J.D.Stetson College of Law, 2009
Personal
Date of birthSeptember 20, 1982
Place of birthTampa, Florida
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
James W. "J.W." Grant (b. September 20, 1982) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 64. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on April 21, 2015. He previously represented the district from 2010 to 2014. Grant won re-election in 2014, but disputes over the voting process led to the Florida House of Representatives rejecting the result, leaving the seat vacant until Grant won the special election.[1][2]

Biography

Grant earned his bachelor's degree in Marketing from Auburn University and his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, where he also taught trial advocacy. His professional experience includes working as an attorney with The Grant Law Group, a firm "specializing in general civil and business litigation, criminal defense, estate planning, and probate and trust administration."[3]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the time of his swearing-in, Grant was not assigned to a committee.

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
State Affairs, Vice chair
Education
Legislative Budget Commission

2011-2012

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

Elections

2015

See also: Florida state legislative special elections, 2015

James Grant was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Daniel John Matthews (Write-in) in the special election on April 21.[4][5]

The seat was vacant following an invalidated result in the 2014 general election.[6]

A special election for the position of Florida House of Representatives District 64 was called for April 21. A primary election took place on February 10, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 12, 2014.[7]

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives 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 James Grant was supposed to face Miriam Steinberg in the Republican primary.[8][9] Because of a court ruling on a write-in candidate, however, Grant faced Steinberg in the general election. Although they are both Republicans, any registered voter was allowed to vote in this race. Daniel John Matthews (I) was disqualified from the ballot after a judge ruled that he did not live in the district. Grant defeated Steinberg in the general election.[10] Because of disputes over the legality of this election, the Florida House of Representatives threw out the results.[11]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Grant won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 64. Grant ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[12]

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Grant defeated Michael Steinberg (D) in the November 2 general election.[13]

Florida House of Representatives, District 47
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Grant (R) 26,589 58.71%
Michael Steinberg (D) 18,697 41.29%

Grant defeated Tom Aderhold, Brian Blair, and Irene Guy in the August 24 primary.[14]

Florida House of Representatives, District 33 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Grant 3,908 37.03%
Brian Blair 2,588 24.52%
Irene Guy 2,545 24.11%
Tom Aderhold 1,514 14.34%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Grant is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Grant raised a total of $265,134 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[15]

James Grant's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 64 Won $60,250
2010 Florida State House, District 47 Won $204,884
Grand Total Raised $265,134

2012

Grant won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Grant raised a total of $60,250.

2010

Grant won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Grant raised a total of $204,884.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[16]

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."[17]
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.[18]

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."[19]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

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References

  1. Miami Herald, "Florida House rejects elections returns for District 64," November 18, 2014
  2. Sunshine State News, "James Grant Returns to the Florida House," April 22, 2015
  3. James Grant for State Representative, "About James Grant," accessed June 9, 2011
  4. Florida Department of Elections, "Official candidate list," accessed December 17, 2014
  5. saintpetersblog.com, "Surprising no one, James Grant easily wins special election in HD 64," accessed April 22, 2015
  6. Tampa Bay Times, "Governor calls special election for state House 64 seat," November 24, 2014
  7. Florida Department of Elections, "Notice of Special Election," accessed November 25, 2014
  8. Florida Division of Elections, "2014 Florida Election Watch - Multi-County or District Offices," accessed September 3, 2014
  9. Florida Division of Elections, "Candidate Listing for 2014 General Election," accessed June 23, 2014
  10. WTSP.com, "Election in Tampa-area House district delayed," August 25, 2014
  11. Miami Heraldn, "Florida House rejects elections returns for District 64," November 18, 2014
  12. Florida Secretary of State Election Division, "Candidate List," accessed June 21, 2012
  13. Florida Department of Elections, "November 2, 2010, Election Results," November 2, 2010
  14. Florida Election Watch, "August 24, 2010, State Representative primary results," August 24, 2010
  15. followthemoney.org, "Grant, James," accessed May 29, 2013
  16. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 29, 2014
  17. Florida Chamber of Commerce, "Grading Criteria," accessed September 12, 2014
  18. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 29, 2014
  19. Florida Chamber of Commerce, "Grading Criteria," accessed September 12, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Kelli Stargel (R)
Florida House District 64
2012–2014
April 2015-present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
Kevin Ambler
Florida House District 47
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Linda A. Stewart (D)