|Florida State Senate, District 27|
|November 20, 2012|
|November 15, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Florida House Of Representatives District 89|
|Bachelor's||Michigan State University|
|Birthday||September 8, 1970|
|Place of birth||Detroit, Michigan|
Clemens served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 89 from 2010 to 2012. He served as mayor of Lake Worth from 2007 to 2009 and chairman of the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency from 2004 to 2006.
Clemens earned his B.A. in Journalism from Michigan State University in 1992. His professional experience includes working as an energy contractor, and in journalism and public relations.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Clemens served on the following committees:
|Florida Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Banking and Insurance, Vice-chair|
|• Children, Families, and Elder Affairs|
|• Ethics and Elections|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Clemens served on the following committees:
|Florida Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• State Affairs|
|• Collective Bargaining|
|• Legislative Auditing|
- See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012
Clemens won election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 27. Clemens defeated Mack Bernard in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Travis Genard Harris (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Florida State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012|
|Independent||Travis Genard Harris||0.1%||105|
|Florida State Senate, District 27 Democratic Primary, 2012|
| Florida House of Representatives, District 89 |
2010 General election results
|Jeff Clemens (D)||14,645||60.48%|
|Steven Rosenblum (R)||9,568||39.52%|
Clemens defeated Peter Brandenburg in the August 24 primary.
|Florida House of Representatives, District 89 - Democratic Primary (2010)|
Comprehensive donor information for Clemens is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Clemens raised a total of $239,541 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.
|Jeff Clemens's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Florida State Senate, District 27||$175,993|
|2010||Florida State House, District 89||$63,548|
|Grand Total Raised||$239,541|
2012Clemens won election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Clemens raised a total of $175,993.
|Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jeff Clemens's campaign in 2012|
|Florida Democratic Party||$10,000|
|Florida Hospital Association||$2,500|
|Hospital Corp of America||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$175,993|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Clemens won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Clemens raised a total of $63,548.
|Florida House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jeff Clemens's campaign in 2010|
|Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association||$1,500|
|Fire Fighter Fastpac||$1,000|
|Southern Gardens Citrus Holding Corp||$1,000|
|Florida Justice Association||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$63,548|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Clemens is divorced.
Primary election lawsuit
Incumbent Mack Bernard filed a lawsuit in Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal challenging his narrow August 2012 Democratic primary election defeat for his Florida State Senate District 27 seat.
Bernard’s suit alleged that at least 40 absentee ballots and nine provisional ballots cast for him were improperly thrown out by the Palm Beach County supervisor of elections. The absentee ballots were discarded because of alleged discrepancies between the signatures found on the ballots and those found in voter registration records. If counted, Bernard would have won the primary.
Both the circuit and appeals courts found in favor of Clemens.
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- Florida State Senate
- Senate Committees
- Florida State Legislature
- Florida state legislative districts
- Office website
- August 27, 2012 snapshot of Clemens' campaign website
- House website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Jeff Clemens on Facebook
- Twitter feed
- J Clemens FL Facebook Page, "Info," accessed August 8, 2012
- Florida Division of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed April 15, 2012
- Florida Department of Elections, "November 2, 2010, Election Results," November 2, 2010
- Florida Election Watch, "August 24, 2010, State Representative primary results," August 24, 2010
- followthemoney.org, "Clemens, Jeff," accessed May 24, 2013
- Sunshine State News, "Primary Defeat Appeal Not Looking Good for Democratic Rep. Mack Bernard," accessed October 19, 2012
- First District Court of Appeal, State of Florida, "Case no. 1D12-4520," accessed September 19, 2013
Lizbeth Benacquisto (R)
|Florida State Senate District 27
| Succeeded by|
|Florida House Of Representatives District 89
| Succeeded by|
Bill Hager (R)