Matt Gaetz

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Matt Gaetz
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Florida House of Representatives, District 4
Incumbent
In office
April 2010 - present
Term ends
November 16, 2012
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedApril 13, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sFlorida State University, 2003
J.D.College of William and Mary, 2007
Personal
BirthdayMay 7, 1982
Place of birthHollywood, Florida
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification

Matt Gaetz (b. May 7, 1982) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on April 13, 2010.[1]

Biography

Gaetz earned his B.S. in social science with concentrations in Political Science, History and Geography from Florida State University in 2003 and his J.D. from the College of William and Mary in 2007. Her professional experience includes working as an attorney with the firm of Keefe, Anchors, Gordon and Moyle in Fort Walton Beach.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Regulatory Affairs
Collective Bargaining

2011-2012

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Matt Gaetz endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Matt Gaetz is unopposed in the Republican primary.[3]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gaetz won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 4. Gaetz 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

Gaetz won re-election to the 4th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 24th primary or the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gaetz is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Gaetz raised a total of $185,527 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[6]

Matt Gaetz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 4 Won $169,272
2010 Florida State House, District 4 Won $16,255
Grand Total Raised $185,527

2012

Gaetz won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gaetz raised a total of $169,272.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matt Gaetz's campaign in 2012
Hospital Corp of America$2,000
Humana$1,500
Fcci Services$1,500
Florida Optometric Association$1,000
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$169,272
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Gaetz won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Gaetz raised a total of $16,255.

Scorecards

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2014

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

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[8]

Personal

Gaetz's father is state senator Don Gaetz (R).

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ray Sansom
Florida House Of Representatives District 4
April 2010- present
Succeeded by
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