Jeff Brandes

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Jeff Brandes
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Florida State Senate District 22
Incumbent
In office
November 20, 2012 - present
Term ends
November 17, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives District 52
2010 - 2012
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1996 - 2007
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 12, 1976
Place of birthSt. Petersburg, Florida
ProfessionReal Estate
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jeff Brandes (b. February 12, 1976) is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Brandes served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 52 from 2010 until 2012.

Biography

Brandes earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Carson-Newman College. His professional experience includes working as a real estate broker and manager of his family's asset portfolio. Earlier in his career, he worked for Cox Lumber Co.'s real estate development team. Brandes served in the U.S. Army Reserve, during which he was called to active duty in Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation, Chair
Agriculture
Education
Health Policy

2011-2012

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jeff Brandes endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Judithanne McLauchlan was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Jeff Brandes was unopposed in the Republican primary. McLauchlan will face Brandes in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Brandes won election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 22. Brandes defeated James Frishe in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Raymond Alan Baker (Write-in) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Florida State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Brandes 99.7% 157,438
     Independent Raymond Alan Baker 0.3% 481
Total Votes 157,919
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

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brandes did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. He defeated incumbent Bill Heller (D) in the November 2 general election.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 52
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeff Brandes (R) 21,237 51.20%
Bill Heller (D) 20,238 48.80%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brandes is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Brandes raised a total of $967,874 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[6]

Jeff Brandes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 22 Won $568,010
2010 Florida State House, District 52 Won $399,864
Grand Total Raised $967,874

2012

Brandes won election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Brandes raised a total of $568,010.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeff Brandes's campaign in 2012
Brandes, Jeff$335,000
Florida Republican Party$10,369
Hospital Corp of America$3,000
Florida Chamber of Commerce$2,617
Health Management Associates$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$568,010
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Brandes won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Brandes raised a total of $399,864.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[7]

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 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.[9]

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."[10]
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

Brandes and his wife, Natalie, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Simmons (R)
Florida State Senate District 22
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Bill Heller
Florida House District 52
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Ritch Workman (R)