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John Tobia
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Florida House of Representatives, District 53
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida
Master'sUniversity of Florida, 1999
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 6, 1978
Place of birthHonolulu, Hawaii
ProfessionCollege professor
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
John Tobia is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 53. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tobia did not serve on a standing committee.

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Tobia 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.[1]

Tobia's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1109 - "Arboriculture: Creates Florida Arborist Licensing Law; establishes licensure procedures & requirements to practice arboriculture & provide arboriculture services"
  • HB 1115 - "Tax Credits: Revises priority of tax credits taken against corporate income tax or franchise tax; redefines term "adjusted federal income" to include specified tax credits; authorizes aerospace sector jobs tax credits & tuition reimbursement tax credits"
  • HB 1245 - "Energy-efficient Appliance Rebate Program: Authorizes Florida Energy & Climate Commission to develop & administer consumer rebate program for specified energy-efficient appliances"

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

Elections

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives 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. Santa Isabel Wright was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent John Tobia defeated Tim Street in the Republican primary. Wright will face Tobia, David A. Kearns (I) and Kourtney Ann Waldron (I) in the general election.[2][3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 53 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Tobia Incumbent 55.1% 5,671
Tim Street 44.9% 4,627
Total Votes 10,298

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tobia won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 53. Tobia defeated Tres Holton and Laureen Trent in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated John Paul Alvarez (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 53, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Tobia Incumbent 52.6% 38,522
     Democratic John Paul Alvarez 47.4% 34,677
Total Votes 73,199
Florida House of Representatives, District 53 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Tobia Incumbent 52.2% 6,182
Tres Holton 32.6% 3,864
Laureen Trent 15.2% 1,804
Total Votes 11,850

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tobia won re-election to the 31st District seat in 2010. He defeated Jodi James (D) in the November 2, 2010, general election.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 31
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Tobia (R) 29,517 62.18%
Jodi James (D) 17,952 37.82%

Tobia defeated Lori Halbert in the August 24 primary.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 31 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Tobia 7,377 50.66%
Lori Halbert 7,184 49.34%

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Tobia won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 31st District, defeating Carol Wheatley (write-in). Tobia received 48,258 votes in the election while Wheatley received 323 votes.[7] Tobia raised $39,877 for his campaign.[8]

Florida House of Representatives, District 31
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Tobia (R) 48,258 99.3%
Carol Wheatley (write-in) 323 0.7%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tobia is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Tobia raised a total of $473,471 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[9]

John Tobia's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 53 Won $241,594
2010 Florida State House, District 31 Won $174,974
2008 Florida State House, District 31 Won $39,877
2000 Florida State House, District 30 Defeated $17,026
Grand Total Raised $473,471

2012

Tobia won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tobia raised a total of $241,594.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Tobia's campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$95,144
Tobia, John Joseph$10,500
Hospital Corp of America$3,000
Humana$2,500
Associated Builders & Contractors of Florida East Coast Chapter$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$241,594
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Tobia won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Tobia raised a total of $174,974.

2008

Tobia won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Tobia raised a total of $39,877.

2000

Tobia lost the election for the Florida House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Tobia raised a total of $17,026.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[10]

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 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.[12]

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."[13]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rick Kriseman (D)
Florida House of Representatives District 53
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 31
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Bryan Nelson (R)