|Florida House Of Representatives District 19|
|November 2008 - November 16, 2012|
|Per diem||$133/per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Master's||California State University|
|J.D.||University of Florida|
|Birthday||February 6, 1949|
|Place of birth||Livingston, New Jersey|
Weinstein received his J.D. from the University of Florida, ABD in Criminology from Florida State University, and M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from California State University.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Florida's First Coast Crime Stoppers, and the Police Athletic League.
Weinstein 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.
Weinstein's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 657 - "Discretionary Sales Surtaxes: Deletes limitation upon imposition of indigent care & trauma center discretionary sales surtaxes by specified counties."
- HB 661 - "Expert Testimony: Provides that witness qualified as expert may testify as to facts at issue in case under certain circumstances; requires courts to interpret & apply principles of expert testimony in conformity with specified U.S. Supreme Court decisions."
- HB 757 - "Parole for Adolescent Offenders: Designates act "Second Chance for Children in Prison Act of 2009"; provides that child 15 years of age or younger who is sentenced to life or more than 10 years in prison is eligible for parole if offender has been incarcerated for minimum period & has not previously been convicted or adjudicated of or had adjudication withheld for certain offenses"
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Weinstein served on these committees:
- Finance & Tax
- Subcommittee on Civil Justice
- Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Access, Vice Chair
- Subcommittee on Transportation and Highway Safety
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Weinstein served on these committees:
- Criminal & Civil Justice Policy Council
- Civil Justice & Courts Policy Committee (Vice Chair)
- Finance & Tax Council
- PreK-12 Policy Committee
- PreK-12 Appropriations Committee
Weinstein did not run for re-election in 2012.
Weinstein ran for re-election to the 19th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 24th primary or in the general election, which took place on November 2nd.
On November 4, 2008, Weinstein won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 19th District, defeating Larry Jones (D). Weinstein received 66,555 votes in the election while Jones received 23,846 votes. Weinstein raised $327,808 for his campaign; Jones raised $6,566.
|Florida House of Representatives, District 19|
|Mike Weinstein (R)||66,555||73.6%|
|Larry Jones (D)||23,846||26.4%|
In 2010, Weinstein raised $116,929 in contributions.
His seven largest contributors were:
|Weinstein, Michael B||$50,000|
|Cmte Of Florida Agents||$1,000|
|Dubow, Lawrence J||$1,000|
|Florida Police Benevolent Association||$1,000|
|Florida Association Of Realtors||$1,000|
|Florida Chamber Of Commerce||$1,000|
Below are Weinstein's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|FL Institute of CPAs||$4,500|
|Hospital Corporation of America||$3,500|
|FL Optometric Assoc||$2,000|
|FL Hospital Assoc||$2,000|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Michael + Weinstein + Florida + Legislature
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- Michael Weinstein's House site
- Florida House of Representatives - Rep. Michael Weinstein
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Mike Weinstein on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Weinstein Biography
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Weinstein Issue Positions
- Florida Secretary of State Election Division "Candidate List" Accessed June 21, 2012
- Florida Election Watch - 2010 Election results
- Florida House official election results for 2008
- District 19 Florida House candidate funds, 2008
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
|Florida House of Representatives District 19
| Succeeded by|
Charles Van Zant (R)
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