Kenneth Roberson

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Kenneth Roberson
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Florida House of Representatives, District 75
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
Associate'sManatee Junior College, 1963
OtherDallas Institute of Mortuary Science, 1965
Personal
BirthdayNovember 5, 1943
Place of birthBradenton, Florida
ProfessionFuneral Director
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kenneth L. "Ken" Roberson is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 75. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Roberson's professional experience includes working as president of Restlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, and president of Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Health & Human Services
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Roberson's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 569 - "Financial Instruments : Deletes provision relating to concurrent deposits by unit of local government & customers of other federally insured financial institutions"
  • HB 1387 - "Inspection of Nursing Homes: Provides that nursing homes inspected by AHCA are exempt from inspection by DOH & State Fire Marshal"
  • HB 7013 - "OGSR/Business Information Provided to a Governmental Condemning Authority: Removes scheduled repeal under Open Government Sunset Review Act of exemption from public records requirements for business information provided by owner of business to governmental condemning authority as part of offer of business damages in presuit negotiations in eminent domain proceeding"

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. Incumbent Kenneth Roberson was unopposed in the Republican primary and will face Ronald Gillis (I) in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Roberson won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 75. Roberson ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Roberson ran for re-election to the 71st District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. Roberson defeated Andrew Frank Saltman (D) in the general election held November 2, 2010.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 71
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Roberson (R) 40,340 65.94%
Andrew Frank Saltman (D) 20,840 34.06%

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Roberson won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 71st District, defeating Betty Gissendanner (D). Roberson received 45,727 votes in the election while Gissendanner received 38,660 votes.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 71
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Roberson (R) 45,727 54.2%
Betty Gissendanner (D) 38,660 45.8%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Roberson is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Roberson raised a total of $705,578 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[7]

Kenneth Roberson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 75 Won $69,870
2010 Florida State House, District 71 Won $111,714
2008 Florida State House, District 71 Won $444,612
2004 Florida State House, District 72 Defeated $79,382
Grand Total Raised $705,578

2012

Roberson won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Roberson raised a total of $69,870.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kenneth Roberson's campaign in 2012
Hospital Corp of America$1,000
Health Management Associates$1,000
Genting New York Llc$500
Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corp$500
Roberson, Connie M$500
Total Raised in 2012$69,870
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Roberson won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Roberson raised a total of $111,714.

2008

Roberson won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Roberson raised a total of $444,612.

2004

Roberson lost the election for the Florida House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Roberson raised a total of $79,382.

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

Roberson has been a member of the Port Charlotte Elks Lodge Number 2153 and the Port Charlotte Rotary Club; and a Master Mason of the Punta Gorda Lodge Number 115, Free and Accepted Masons.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Trudi Williams (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 75
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 71
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Jim Boyd (R)