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Mike Clelland
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Florida House of Representatives District 29
Former member
In office
2012 - 2014
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sSCC
Bachelor'sUCF
J.D.Florida A&M University College of Law
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michael Philip "Mike" Clelland is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 29 from 2012 to 2014.

Biography

Clelland earned his associate's degree in Fire Science Technology from Seminole Community College, bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida and J.D. from the Florida A&M University College of Law.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Affairs
Collective Bargaining

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Clelland's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Education

  • Excerpt: "Mike has – and always will – stand tall against the dismantling of our public schools."

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "He also understands an educated workforce and first-rate infrastructure are critical to attracting good business and making our local economy stronger."

Ethics Reform

  • Excerpt: "The bottom line for Mike is that Floridians deserve a government that is open, ethical, responsive and accountable to the people of the state."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Mike will continue to work towards a real solution that will mean good health care for Florida’s working families. It makes economic sense and it’s the right thing to do."

Housing and Foreclosure

  • Excerpt: "He believes Florida’s state government should be sitting down with banks and homeowners to find an equitable solution that creates a process to keep families in their homes."

Elections

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Mike Clelland was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Scott Plakon was unopposed in the Republican primary. Plakon defeated Clelland in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Clelland won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 29. Clelland ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated incumbent Chris Dorworth (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Clelland 50.1% 36,983
     Republican Chris Dorworth Incumbent 49.9% 36,837
Total Votes 73,820

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Clelland is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Clelland raised a total of $108,783 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[6]

Mike Clelland's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 29 Won $108,783
Grand Total Raised $108,783

2012

Clelland won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Clelland raised a total of $108,783.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Clelland's campaign in 2012
Florida Democratic Party$44,518
Orange County Fund for Children & Public Education$1,500
Fire Fighters$1,000
Clelland, Roy S$1,000
Lake County Education Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$108,783
Source:Follow the Money

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Clelland's endorsements included:[7]

  • Longwood Professional Firefighters
  • Orlando Professional Firefighters
  • Winter Park Professional Firefighters
  • Suncoast Professional Firefighters
  • Florida F.O.P.
  • Osceola County Professional Firefighters
  • Reedy Creek Professional Firefighters
  • Orange County Professional Firefighters
  • Metro Broward County Professional Firefighters
  • Broward County Professional Firefighters
  • Palm Bay Professional Firefighters
  • Florida Professional Firefighters
  • Orange County Teachers Association
  • Florida Education Association
  • Alachua County Education Association
  • Martin County Education Association
  • Oviedo Professional Firefighters
  • Suncoast Professional Firefighters & Paramedics
  • Seminole UniServ - PAC
  • Seminole Association of School Administrators (SASA)

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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Goodson (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 29
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Scott Plakon (R)