Nancy Detert

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Nancy Detert
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Florida State Senate, District 28
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
November 17, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Whip, Florida State Senate
2008 - 2010
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
1999 - 2008
Personal
BirthdayOctober 22, 1944
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
ProfessionMortgage broker
Websites
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Nancy C. Detert (b. October 22, 1944 in Chicago, IL) is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 28. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Detert served as Majority Whip from 2008 to 2010.

Detert served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1999 to 2008. In 2006, she was an unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida's 13th Congressional District. She has also served on the Sarasota County School Board.

Biography

Detert attended Sienna Heights College from 1962 to 1963. Her professional experience includes working as a mortgage broker/owner for the Osprey Mortgage Company.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Tourism, Chair
Banking and Insurance
Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Regulated Industries
Administrative Procedures

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Detert served on the following committees:

Issues

Political positions

Oil drilling

In October 2009, Detert said that she could support a plan that would allow oil drilling within 10 miles of Florida's coast if the tax money raised from the oil-drilling operations is used to subsidize solar panel installation. The Florida Solar Energy Industry Association announced that it supports the oil-drilling compromise. The new position by the solar panel installers goes against a "longstanding coalition of renewable energy businesses and environmentalists" in the state. Jerry Karnas, a lobbyist with the environmental organization Environmental Defense, said that solar panel installers "sold out." Detert said that oil drilling and solar panel installation should not preclude each other.[1]

Background checks

Detert voiced favor for overhauling Florida's laws about background checks for caregivers for children and the elderly, after a Florida Sun Sentinel series that indicated that thousands of felons have jobs in day care and nursing homes. Detert said, "We shouldn't hire anyone until their background check is in because it's too dangerous. You have people in nursing homes who are elderly, unconscious, strapped to the bed. I realize these are minimum-wage jobs, and it's hard to get people to do this kind of work, but you have to get people you can trust."[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida State Senate 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 Nancy Detert was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Detert won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 28. Detert ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

2008

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Nancy Detert won election to the 23rd District Seat in the Florida State Senate, defeating Morgan R. Bentley (D), and Robert Waechter (WRI). Detert raised $547,518 for her campaign, while Bentley raised $223,428. Waechter raised nothing.[7]

Florida State Senate, District 23 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Detert (R) 136,703 58.3%
Morgan R. Bentley (D) 97,668 41.7%
Robert Waechter (WRI) 0 0.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Detert is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Detert raised a total of $911,983 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[8]

Nancy Detert's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 28 Won $123,888
2010 Florida State Senate, District 23 Not up for election $5,500
2008 Florida State Senate, District 23 Won $547,518
2004 Florida State House, District 70 Won $60,697
2002 Florida State House, District 70 Won $43,900
2000 Florida State House, District 70 Won $64,159
1998 Florida State House, District 70 Won $66,321
Grand Total Raised $911,983

2012

Detert won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Detert raised a total of $123,888.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nancy Detert's campaign in 2012
Florida Retail Federation$3,000
Florida Association of Realtors$2,000
Florida Police Benevolent Association$2,000
Florida Hospital Association$1,500
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$123,888
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Detert was not up for election to the Florida State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Detert raised a total of $5,500.

2008

Detert won election to the Florida State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Detert raised a total of $547,518.

2004

Detert won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Detert raised a total of $60,697.

2002

Detert won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Detert raised a total of $43,900.

2000

Detert won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Detert raised a total of $64,159.

1998

Detert won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Detert raised a total of $66,321.

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[9]

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[10]

Personal

Detert, who is divorced, has three children. She served as the legislative chair of the Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers in 1998. Detert has been a member of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Enterprise Florida and the financial services division of the National Conference of State Legislatures; vice president of the Venice-Nokomis Federated Womens Club and the Women's Legislative Network of the National Conference of State Legislatures; and president of the Republican Women's Club of Sarasota and the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Negron
Florida State Senate, District 28
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida State Senate, District 23
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Garrett Richter