John Thrasher

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John Thrasher
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Florida State Senate, District 6
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
November 17, 2014
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker, Florida House of Representatives
1998 - 2000
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
1992-2000
Clay County School Board
1986-1990
Education
Bachelor'sFlorida State University
J.D.Florida State University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1966-1970
Personal
BirthdayDecember 18, 1943
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Thrasher (b. December 18, 1943) is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2009.

Thrasher served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1992 to 2000; from 1998 to 2000, he served as House Speaker.

Thrasher served on the Clay County School Board from 1986 to 1990, serving as chair from 1989 to 1990. He was a Republican Caucus Policy Committee Member in 1992 and 1993. In 1993 he was Clay County Delegation Chairman.

Biography

Thrasher earned his B.A. and J.D. from Florida State University. His professional experience includes working as an attorney. Thrasher served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1970.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules, Chair
Appropriations
Community Affairs
Ethics and Elections
Gaming
Judiciary
Regulated Industries
Legislative Budget Commission

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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. Kathleen Trued was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent John Thrasher defeated Derek Hankerson in the Republican primary. Trued will face Thrasher and Greg Feldman (I) in the general election.[1][2]

Florida State Senate, District Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Thrasher Incumbent 70.2% 23,899
Derek Hankerson 29.8% 10,126
Total Votes 34,025

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Thrasher won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 6. Thrasher ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Kathleen Trued (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Florida State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Thrasher Incumbent 58.7% 139,941
     Democratic Kathleen Trued 41.3% 98,280
Total Votes 238,221

2010

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Thrasher won re-election to the 8th District seat in 2010. He defeated Deborah Gianoulis (D) and Rebecca Ann Holcomb (write-in) in November 2, 2010, general election.[5]

Florida State Senate, District 8
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Thrasher (R) 110,176 60.01%
Deborah Gianoulis (D) 73,314 39.93%
Rebecca Ann Holcomb (Write-in) 110 0.06%

Thrasher defeated Charles Perniciaro in the August 24 primary by a margin of 32,618-20,150.

Florida State Senate, District 8 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Thrasher 32,618
Charles Perniciaro 20,150

1998

On November 3, 1998, Thrasher won re-election to the 19th District Seat in the Florida House of Representatives. Thrasher was unopposed and raised $187,237 for his campaign.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thrasher is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Thrasher raised a total of $1,651,053 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[7]

John Thrasher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 6 Won $580,876
2010 Florida State Senate, District 8 Won $882,940
1998 Florida State House, District 19 Won $187,237
Grand Total Raised $1,651,053

2012

Thrasher won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Thrasher raised a total of $580,876.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Thrasher's campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$5,661
Hospital Corp of America$4,000
Florida Hospital Association$3,500
Humana$3,000
Florida Chamber of Commerce$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$580,876
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Thrasher won election to the Florida State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Thrasher raised a total of $882,940.

1998

Thrasher won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Thrasher raised a total of $187,237.

Scorecards

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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

Thrasher is married to his wife, Jean.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Montford (D)
Florida Senate District 6
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
James E. King Jr. (R)
Florida Senate District 8
2009–2012
Succeeded by
Dorothy L. Hukill (R)