Paula Dockery

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Paula Docker
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Florida State Senate District 15
Former member
In office
2002-2012
Term ends
November 16, 2012
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$133/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
1994-2000
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida (1983)
Master'sUniversity of Florida (1987)
Personal
BirthdayJune 6, 1961
ProfessionCommunity Organizer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Paula Dockery (b. June 6, 1961) is a former Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing 15 from 2002 to 2012. Florida term limits disqualified her from re-election in 2012.

Dockery was on the Polk County Republican Executive Committee. She served in the Florida State House of Representatives from 1994 to 2000. She was Senate Majority Whip from 2002 to 2004 and from 2006 to 2008. She represents the 15th District.

Dockery was a Senior Underwriter for State Farm Insurance. She also worked as Vice President for Dockery Management Corporation. She is a former President of Cardinal Insurance. She is currently a Citrus/Cattle Person and an Insurer.

Dockery earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1983. She went on to receive her M.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Florida in 1987.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Governor elections, 2010

Dockery ran unsuccessfully for election to the office of Florida Governor in 2010. The filing deadline was June 1, 2010, and the general election date was November 2, 2010.[1]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Dockery won re-election to the 15th District Seat in the Florida State Senate. Dockery was unopposed and raised $149,991 for her campaign.[2]

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)

Dockery raised $757,284 in campaign contributions in 2010, a year in which she was not up for election. The largest contributors are listed below.[3]

Florida State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paula Dockery's campaign in 2010
Dockery, Paula B$280,000
Florida Republican Party$155,697
Higgenbotham, Martin E$1,000
Bayless, Thomas R$1,000
Florida Chiropractic Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $757,284

2008

In 2008, Dockery collected $149,991 in campaign contributions.[4] The five largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Florida Hospital Association $1,500
Associated Industries Insurance Company $1,000
Bright House Networks $1,000
GL Homes of Florida $1,000
Hospital Corporation of America $1,000

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Awards

In 2005, Governing magazine named Dockery as one of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for her consensus-building work in drafting and passing the state water plan.[5] Other honorees included Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. Each year since 1994, Governing has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."[6]

Personal

Dockery has a husband, CC.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Florida Senate, District 15
2002–2012
Succeeded by
Kelli Stargel (R)