Mike Clelland

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Mike Clelland
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Florida House of Representatives District 29
In office
November 20, 2012 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
J.D.Florida A&M University College of Law
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Michael Philip "Mike" Clelland is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


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


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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Affairs
Collective Bargaining



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 Mike Clelland was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Scott Plakon was unopposed in the Republican primary. Clelland will face Plakon in the general election.[2][3]


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.[4]

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.[5]

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


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



In 2012, Clelland's endorsements included:[6]

  • 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)


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


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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Goodson (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 29
Succeeded by