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Kathleen Peters
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Florida House of Representatives, District 69
Incumbent
In office
November 20, 2012 - present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kathleen Mick Peters is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 69. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

She was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 13th Congressional District of Florida.[1] She was defeated by David Jolly in the Republican primary on January 14, 2014.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Education

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Peters' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

Military

  • Excerpt: "Our military personnel have sacrificed more than most people can comprehend. It’s our duty to serve and protect them while they are deployed and when they return."

Jobs/Economy

  • Excerpt: "A prosperous and thriving middle class is crucial to Florida’s continued economic growth."

Flood Insurance

  • Excerpt: "No county in the United States is more affected than our community, with over 50,000 homeowners and 1,500 small businesses in Pinellas County."

Debt/Spending

  • Excerpt: "If families and businesses have to live within their means, then so should our government."

Immigration

  • Excerpt: "Illegal immigration creates an undue burden on law-abiding citizens and needs to be a top priority of the government."

Elections

2014

State House

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Scott T. Orsini was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Kathleen Peters was unopposed in the Republican primary. Orsini was defeated by Peters in the general election.[4][5]

Congress

See also: Florida's 13th Congressional District special election, 2014

Peters ran in the special election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 13th District.[1] She was defeated by David Jolly in the Republican primary on January 14, 2014.[6]

U.S. House, Florida District 13 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Jolly 44.6% 20,337
Kathleen Peters 31% 14,120
Mark Bircher 24.5% 11,158
Total Votes 45,615
Source: Unofficial results via Associated Press[7]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Peters won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 69. Peters defeated Jim Dobyns and David Phillips in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Josh Shulman (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[8]

Florida House of Representatives, District 69, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Peters 52.3% 40,164
     Democratic Josh Shulman 47.7% 36,577
Total Votes 76,741
Florida House of Representatives, District 69 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Peters 51% 6,662
David Phillips 36.4% 4,756
Jim Dobyns 12.6% 1,643
Total Votes 13,061

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Peters is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Peters raised a total of $261,463 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[9]

Kathleen Peters's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 69 Won $261,463
Grand Total Raised $261,463

2012

Peters won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Peters raised a total of $261,463.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kathleen Peters's campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$122,466
Florida Association of Realtors$3,500
Hospital Corp of America$3,500
Gulf Coast Healthcare$3,000
At&T$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$261,463
Source:Follow the Money

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
Ray Pilon (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 69
2012–present
Succeeded by
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