Janet Long

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Janet Long
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Florida House of Representatives District 51
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Dir of Advancement/Asst to the President, Clearwater Central Catholic High School
Janet Long is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 51 from 2006 to 2010. She was a Seminole City Councilor from 2002 to 2004.


Long's professional experience includes working as the Director of Advancement/Assistant to the President at Clearwater Central Catholic High School, Deputy in the Florida Department of Insurance and legislative aide.

She is a member of the Advanced Institute of Municipal Elected Officials, Florida League of Cities, Institute of Municipal Elected Officials, Leadership Florida, National League of Cities and Suncoast League of Municipalities.[1]

Committee assignments



Long 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]

Long's sponsored legislation included:

  • HB 591 - "Campaign Financing: Prohibits local government from spending, & persons or groups from accepting, public funds for political advertisements or electioneering communications concerning an issue, referendum, or amendment that is subject to vote of electors; provides exception & clarification."
  • HB 1081 - "Data Destruction: Requires all state agencies & private entities that collect personal information to adhere to specified guidelines"
  • HB 1239 - "Insurance Representatives: Specifies prohibitions for public adjusters relating to soliciting professional employment; prohibits public adjusters & persons associated with public adjusters from sending unsolicited written communications under specified circumstances"

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



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Long ran for re-election to the 51st District seat in 2010. She did not face any opposition in the August 24 primary. Larry Ahern (R) defeated Long in the general election on November 2, 2010. Victoria Torres (Tea Party) came in third.[3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 51
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Ahern (R) 22,706 50.32%
Janet Long (D) 19,922 44.15%
Victoria A. Torres (Tea) 2,499 5.54%


On November 4, 2008, Long won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 51st District, defeating Christopher Peters (R). Long received 37,119 votes in the election while Peters received 26,661 votes.[4] Long raised $221,329 for her campaign; Peters raised $2,260.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 51
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Janet Long (D) 37,119 58.2%
Christopher Peters (R) 26,661 41.8%

Campaign donors


Below are Long's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Democratic Party $19,362
Hospital Corporation of America $3,000
FL Hospital Assoc $2,500
FL Cable Telecommunications Assoc $2,500
FL Assoc of Realtors $2,000

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Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 51
Succeeded by
Larry Ahern