Kelli Stargel

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Kelli Stargel
Kelli Stargel.jpg
Florida State Senate, District 15
Incumbent
In office
November 20, 2012 - present
Term ends
November 15, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives, District 64
2008 - 2012
Education
High schoolLand O'Lakes High School, 1984
Personal
BirthdayMarch 23, 1966
Place of birthTampa, Florida
ProfessionInvestment Property Manager
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kelli Stargel is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 15. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Stargel served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 64 from 2008 to 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Regulated Industries, Chair
Commerce and Tourism
Community Affairs
Education
Public Counsel Oversight

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Stargel 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]

Stargel's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 277 - "Pub. Rec./Law Enforcement Photographs or Video Recordings: Provides exemption from public records law for investigative or crime scene photographs or video recordings of deceased person, part of deceased person, or any part of person's extreme, severe, or acute injuries held by law enforcement agency"
  • HB 679 - "Guardians Ad Litem: Authorizes person certified by not-for-profit legal aid organization to serve as guardian ad litem in dissolution of marriage proceeding that does not involve child abuse, abandonment, or neglect; requires that such person undergo security background investigation & undergo training in program developed by Florida Bar"
  • HB 7039 - "OGSR/Insurance Claim Data Exchange Information: Saves from scheduled repeal under Open Government Sunset Review Act exemption from public records requirements for certain records obtained by Department of Revenue under insurance claim data exchange system"

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

Elections

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Stargel won election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 15. Stargel defeated Jack Myers and Ronald Rushing in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Stego Blue (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Florida State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKelli Stargel 58.5% 113,231
     Democratic Stego Blue 41.5% 80,429
Total Votes 193,660
Florida State Senate, District 15 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKelli Stargel 63.5% 17,179
Jack R. Myers 22.2% 6,007
Ronald Rushing 14.3% 3,879
Total Votes 27,065

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Stargel ran for re-election to the 64th District seat in 2010. She did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. Stargel defeated Carol Castagnero (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 64
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kelli Stargel (R) 26,948 64.29%
Carol Castagnero (D) 14,969 35.71%

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Stargel won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 64th District, defeating Alton Smith (write-in) and Gordon Watts (write-in). Stargel received 48,604 votes in the election while Smith received 454 votes, and Watts received 57 votes.[4] Stargel raised $114,272 for her campaign; Smith raised $241, and Watts raised $165.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 64
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kelli Stargel (R) 48,604 99.0%
Alton Smith (write-in) 454 0.9%
Gordon Watts (write-in) 57 0.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stargel is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Stargel raised a total of $510,127 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[6]

Kelli Stargel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 15 Won $317,388
2010 Florida State House, District 64 Won $78,467
2008 Florida State House, District 64 Won $114,272
Grand Total Raised $510,127

2012

Stargel won election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Stargel raised a total of $317,388.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kelli Stargel's campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$5,038
Stargel, Kelli$5,000
Florida Retail Federation$4,907
Hospital Corp of America$4,000
Florida Chamber of Commerce$2,117
Total Raised in 2012$317,388
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Stargel won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Stargel raised a total of $78,467.

2008

Stargel won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Stargel raised a total of $114,272.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[7]

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."[8]
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.[9]

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."[10]
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

Stargel has been a member of the Achievement Academy Advisory Board and The Well of Central Florida, and President of the Republican Women's Club of Lakeland of the University of Southern Florida Advisory Board. She has also been a member of the Commission on Marriage and Family Support Initiatives.[11]

See also

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paula Dockery (R)
Florida State Senate District 15
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 64
2008–2012
Succeeded by
James W. Grant (R)