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Nan Rich
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Candidate for
Governor of Florida
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida State Senate District 34
Florida House of Representatives
BirthdayFebruary 9, 1942
Campaign website
Nan Rich (b. February 9, 1942) is a current Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida in the 2014 elections.[1]

Rich served in the Florida State Senate, representing 34 from 2004 to 2012. Prior to that, she was a member of the Florida State House of Representatives from 2000 to 2004.

Rich has worn many hats prior to her election to the Legislature in 2000. From 1996-1999 she served as the National President of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). Rich was the first Floridian to fill that role in the 116 year history of the Organization. In 1999, Ms. Rich was appointed by then President Bill Clinton to serve on the Board for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. In addition, Rich has many years of advocacy and community service experience, working with women, children, and families in the community, U.S., and Israel.

Rich attended the University of Florida from 1959 to 1961.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rich was appointed to these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rich served on these committees:



See also: Florida gubernatorial election, 2014

Rich is running for election as Governor of Florida. Rich is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on August 12, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014. [2][1]

Race background

Republican incumbent Rick Scott is seeking a second term as governor in 2014.

Sources such as Governing, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball, The Washington Post and Daily Kos have consistently rated Scott among the top five most vulnerable gubernatorial incumbents facing re-election in 2014.[3][4][5][6]

In June 2013, ex-Florida Sen. Nan Rich became the first Democrat in the race, and has since been joined by a slew of other lesser-known hopefuls, mostly from third parties; There are currently over twenty active candidates gunning for Scott's job.[7] Among them is former governor and newly minted Democrat Charlie Crist, whose candidacy looms most ominously over Scott's re-election pursuit. [8][9][10]

Long affiliated with the Republican Party, Crist's first party switch occurred in 2010, when, after losing the Republican primary for U.S. Senate to Marco Rubio, he became an Independent as a way to preserve his candidacy into the general election. Crist's latest party makeover in the fall of 2013 was widely interpreted as a strategic maneuver aimed at helping him unseat Scott in 2014.[11]


Governor of Florida: Scott vs. Rich
Poll Nan Rich (D) Rick Scott* (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Quinnipiac University Poll
(June 11-16, 2013)
Public Policy Poll
(September 27-29, 2013)
University of Florida Poll
(September 30-October 8, 2013)
Cherry Communication/Florida Chamber of Commerce Poll
(October 4-8, 2013)
Quinnipiac University Poll
(November 12-17, 2013)
Public Policy Poll
(January 16-21, 2014)
Quinnipiac University
(January 22-27, 2014)
University of Florida
(January 27-February 1, 2014)
Saint Leo University
(March 16-19, 2014)
Quinnipiac University
(April 23-28, 2014)
AVERAGES 33.9% 40.9% 20.4% +/-3.56 952.1
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to


Rich did not seek re-election to the state Senate in 2012.[12][13]


See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Rich won re-election to the 34th District seat in 2010. She was unopposed for the November 2, 2010 general election.[14]


On November 7, 2006, Rich won election to the Florida Senate from Florida's 34th Senate district. Rich ran unopposed in the election. She raised $186,851 for her campaign.[15]

Campaign donors


Rich raised $155,077 in campaign contributions in 2010. The largest contributors are listed below.[16]

Florida State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nan Rich's campaign in 2010
Dade County Classroom Teachers Association$1,500
Florida Democratic Party$1,218
Florida Association Of Realtors$1,000
Geo Group$1,000
Florida Optometric Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $155,077


In 2008, a year in which she was not up for election, Rich collected $99,841 in campaign contributions.[17] The six largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Hospital Corporation of America $2,000
Bright House Networks $1,000
Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar Association $1,000
Ronald L. Book $1,000
Becker and Poliakoff $1,000
Florida Hospital Association $1,000


In 2006, Rich collected $186,851 in campaign contributions.[18] The five largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Wellcare Health Plans $1,500
Hospital Corporation of America $1,500
Bellsouth $1,500
Ronald L. Book $1,000
Florida Hospital Association $1,000


Rich and her husband, David, have four children.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Quinnipiac Poll, " Scott Chips Away At Crist Lead In Florida Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Gov's Grades Are Low, But Best Ever," June 18, 2013
  2. Tampa Bay Times, "State Sen. Nan Rich running for governor in 2014," April 18, 2012
  3. University of Virginia Center for Politics: Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2013-2014 Gubernatorial Races," April 29, 2013
  4. The Washington Post, "The Fix's top gubernatorial races," September 27, 2013
  5. Daily Kos, "Daily Kos Elections gubernatorial race ratings: Initial ratings for 2013-14," October 6, 2013
  6. Governing Politics, "2013-2014 Governor's Races: Who's Vulnerable?," December 12, 2012
  7. Florida Division of Elections, "Candidate Listing for 2014 General Election - Governor," accessed October 7, 2013
  8. The Sun Sentinel, "Charlie Christ Announces Candidacy For Florida's Governor, As A Democrat," November 4, 2013
  9. Politico, "Ex-GOP Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist to run for job as Democrat," November 1, 2013
  10. The Daily Caller, "Charlie Crist briefly visits with Democratic Governors Association," January 9, 2013
  11. The Hill, "Charlie Crist joins Democratic party ahead of gubernatorial election," December 8, 2012
  12. Florida Division of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed April 15, 2012
  13. Florida Department of Elections, "Official Primary Results," August 14, 2012
  14. Florida Department of Elections, "November 2, 2010, Election Results," November 2, 2010
  15. District 34 Florida Senate candidate funds, 2006
  16. Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
  17. 2008 contributions to Nan Rich
  18. 2006 contributions to Nan Rich

Political offices
Preceded by
Florida State Senate, District 34
Succeeded by
Maria Sachs (D)