Mark Pafford

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Mark Pafford
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Florida House of Representatives, District 86
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
State House Minority Leader
September 2013-December 2013
State House Deputy Minority Whip
2009-2012
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'sFlorida International University
Personal
BirthdayApril 11, 1966
Place of birthDade County, Florida
ProfessionManager of Special Projects, GRD Solutions
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
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Mark S. Pafford is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 86. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Pafford served as the Minority Leader in the 2013 legislative session.[1] and Democratic Deputy Whip from 2009 to 2012.

Biography

Pafford's professional experience includes working as the Director of Resource Development for The Lord's Place, Director of Planning and Policy for the Area Agency on Aging, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Alzheimer's Association of Palm Beach County and Legislative Assistant to Florida House Representative Lois Frankel.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Health & Human Services
Legislative Budget Commission

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Pafford provided 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. However, he did not respond when asked his legislative priorities.[3]

Pafford's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 93 - "Excise Tax on Documents: Revises criteria determining liability for payment of tax; provides alternative methodology for payment of tax under certain circumstances."
  • HB 637 - "Affordable Housing for Seniors: Revises provisions relating to elements of local comprehensive plans to include element for affordable housing for seniors; provides for disposition of real property by local government for development of affordable housing."
  • HB 841 - "Elders and Disabled Adults: Establishes pilot program in Palm Beach County to provide services to persons with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia-related disorders who are wandering & disoriented"

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 Mark Pafford was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Stuart Mears was unopposed in the Republican primary. Pafford will face Mears in the general election.[4][5]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pafford won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 86. Pafford ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Tami L. Donnally (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 86, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Pafford Incumbent 60.4% 38,909
     Republican Tami L. Donnally 39.6% 25,527
Total Votes 64,436

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pafford ran for re-election to the 88th District seat in 2010. He defeated Maria Carter (write-in) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Florida House of Representatives, District 88
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Pafford (D) 26,480 95.40%
Maria Y. Carter (Write-in) 1,276 4.60%

Pafford defeated Ron Miranda in the August 24 primary.[8]

Florida House of Representatives, District 88 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Pafford 4,225 57.85%
Ron Miranda 3,079 42.15%


2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Pafford won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 88th District. Pafford ran unopposed in the election. He raised $24,466 for his campaign.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pafford is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Pafford raised a total of $236,825 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[10]

Mark Pafford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 86 Won $105,710
2010 Florida State House, District 88 Won $88,966
2008 Florida State House, District 88 Won $24,466
2002 Florida State House, District 85 Defeated $17,683
Grand Total Raised $236,825

2012

Pafford won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Pafford raised a total of $105,710.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Pafford's campaign in 2012
Florida Healthcare Association$2,500
Hospital Corp of America$2,000
Surgi Center$1,500
Florida Hospital Association$1,500
American Traffic Solutions$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$105,710
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Pafford won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Pafford raised a total of $88,966.

2008

Pafford won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Pafford raised a total of $24,466.

2002

Pafford lost the election for the Florida House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Pafford raised a total of $17,683.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[11]

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lori Berman (D)
Florida House of Representatives District 86
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 88
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Bobby Powell (D)