Paula Dockery

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Paula Docker
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Florida State Senate District 15
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida (1983)
Master'sUniversity of Florida (1987)
Date of birthJune 6, 1961
ProfessionCommunity Organizer
Paula Dockery (b. June 6, 1961) is a former Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing 15 from 2002 to 2012. She was Senate Majority Whip from 2002 to 2004 and from 2006 to 2008. She served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1994 to 2000 and on the Polk County Republican Executive Committee.


Dockery earned her B.A. in political science from the University of Florida in 1983 and her M.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Florida in 1987. Her professional experience includes working as a Senior Underwriter for State Farm Insurance, Vice President for Dockery Management Corporation, President of Cardinal Insurance, citrus/cattle farmer and insurer.

Committee assignments


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


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



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]


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.

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.[2]


In 2008, Dockery collected $149,991 in campaign contributions.[3] 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


Dockery has a husband, CC.


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.[4] 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."[5]

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Preceded by
Florida Senate, District 15
Succeeded by
Kelli Stargel (R)