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Jimmy Patronis
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Florida Public Service Commission
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2015-present
Term ends
2019
Years in position 0
Compensation
Base salary$125,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
AppointedJanuary 1, 2015
Appointed byRick Scott (R)
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives, District 6
2006-2014
Education
Associate'sGulf Coast Community College, 1994
Bachelor'sFlorida State University, 1996
Personal
Date of birthApril 13, 1972
Place of birthPanama City, Florida
ProfessionRestaurateur
ReligionGreek Orthodox
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Jimmy Patronis is a current member of the Florida Public Service Commission. He was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott (R) effective January 1, 2015, replacing Eduardo E. Balbis.[1]

Patronis is a former Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 6 from 2006 to 2014. He did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Patronis' professional experience includes working as the owner of Captain Anderson's Restaurant, research assistant in the Office of Robert Ainsworth MP and legislative intern for former state senator Ken Jenne.[2]

Political career

Florida Public Service Commission (2015-present)

Patronis was appointed to the commission effective January 1, 2015. He replaced Eduardo E. Balbis, who decided to retire from the board after four years.[1]

Florida House of Representatives (2006-2014)

Patronis represented District 6 in the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 to 2014.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Affairs, Chair
Appropriations
Health & Human Services
2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Patronis served on the following committees:

Issues

Patronis's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 245 - "Production and Shipment of Wine: Authorizes direct shipment of wine into & within Florida for personal consumption only; requires licensure of winery shippers by Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco"
  • HB 1329 - "Florida Kidcare Program: Clarifies application of Florida Kidcare program to include all eligible uninsured, low-income children; removes restriction on participation in Florida Healthy Kids program; authorizes certain enrollees to opt out of Children's Medical Services Network or Florida Kidcare Plus"
  • HB 7095 - "Prescription Drugs: Revises definition of term "manufacturer" for purposes of Florida Drug & Cosmetic Act; revises requirements for prescription drug manufacturer permit, nonresident prescription drug manufacturer permit, & health care clinic establishment permit; requires wholesale distributor to maintain pedigree papers separately from other records of prescription drugs under certain circumstances."

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

Campaign themes
2008

Patronis 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.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Patronis won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 6. Patronis ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Patronis won re-election to the 6th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated John McDonald (D) in the November 2 general election.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 6
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jimmy Patronis (R) 36,979 78.13%
John McDonald (D) 10,350 21.87%

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Patronis won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 6th District. Patronis ran unopposed in the election. He raised $125,701 for his campaign.[6]

Appointments

2015

Patronis was first appointed to the commission on January 1, 2015.[1]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Patronis is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Patronis raised a total of $991,706 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[7]

Jimmy Patronis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 6 Won $137,700
2010 Florida State House, District 6 Won $230,829
2008 Florida State House, District 6 Won $125,701
2006 Florida State House, District 6 Won $497,476
Grand Total Raised $991,706

2012

Patronis won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Patronis raised a total of $137,700.

2010

Patronis won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Patronis raised a total of $230,829.

2008

Patronis won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Patronis raised a total of $125,701.

2006

Patronis won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Patronis raised a total of $497,476.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Florida

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[8]

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."[9]
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.[10]

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."[11]
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

Patronis has been Chair of the American Heart Association Leadership Circle, President of the Bay County Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Tallahassee Director of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association of the Gulf Coast Community College Foundation Board and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Panama City and the National Rifle Association.[2]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Eduardo E. Balbis
Florida Public Service Commission
2015-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 6
2006–2014
Succeeded by
Jay Trumball (R)