Katie Edwards

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Katie Edwards
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Florida House of Representatives, District 98
In office
November 20, 2012 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 years (8 years)
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Katie A. Edwards is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 98. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Health & Human Services



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. Incumbent Katie Edwards was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1]


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Edwards won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 98. Edwards defeated Louis Reinstein in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Cara Christine Pavalock (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Florida House of Representatives, District 98, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKatie Edwards 67.1% 45,300
     Republican Cara Christine Pavalock 32.9% 22,240
Total Votes 67,540
Florida House of Representatives, District 98 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKatie Edwards 62.5% 4,273
Louis Reinstein 37.5% 2,563
Total Votes 6,836


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Edwards did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. She lost to Frank Artiles (R) in the November 2 general election. Alex Fernandez (TEA) and Graziella Renee Denny (NPA) also ran.[3]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Edwards is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Edwards raised a total of $552,235 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[4]

Katie Edwards's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 98 Won $180,256
2010 Florida State House, District 119 Defeated $371,979
Grand Total Raised $552,235


Edwards won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Edwards raised a total of $180,256.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Katie Edwards's campaign in 2012
Edwards, Kathleen A$3,000
Florida Optometric Association$2,000
Florida Institute of Cpas$2,000
Florida Association of Insurance Agents$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$180,256
Source:Follow the Money


Edwards lost the election for the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Edwards raised a total of $371,979.



In 2012, Edwards' endorsements included:[5]

  • State Senator Larcenia Bullard
  • State representative Jeff Clemens
  • State representative Martin Kiar
  • State representative Irv Slosberg
  • Lori Parrish, Broward County Property Appraiser
  • Commissioner Dale Holness, Broward County
  • Mayor Judy Paul, Town of Davie
  • Vice Mayor Marlon Luis, Town of Davie
  • Councilwoman Caryl Hattan, Town of Davie
  • Mayor Diane Veltri Bendekovic, City of Plantation
  • Councilman Ron Jacobs, City of Plantation
  • Councilman Robert Levy, City of Plantation
  • Councilman Pete Tingom, City of Plantation
  • Commissioner Joseph "Joey" Scuotto, City of Sunrise
  • Alex Sink, Former Florida Chief Financial Officer
  • Former State Senator Dave Aronberg
  • Former State representative Tom Armstrong
  • Former Davie Mayor Harry Venis
  • Former Mayor Rae Carole Armstrong
  • Former Plantation City Councilman Bruce Edwards
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Associated Industries of Florida
  • Florida AFL-CIO
  • Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates
  • Broward Principals' and Assistants' Association
  • Greater Ft. Lauderdale REALTORS
  • Fraternal Order of Police, District 5
  • Broward County Police Benevolence Association (PBA)
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • League of Southeastern Credit Unions
  • Florida Transportation Builders Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Florida Nurses Association
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Engineering Contractors Association of South Florida
  • National Women's Political Caucus
  • Equality Florida Action PAC
  • Ruth's List
  • Fraternal Order of Police, Florida State Lodge
  • Broward County Council of Professional Fire Fighters
  • Florida Professional Firefighters


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In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[6]


In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[7]

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Preceded by
Franklin Sands (D)
Florida House of Representatives District 98
Succeeded by