Peter Nehr

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Peter Nehr
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Florida House Of Representatives District 48
Former member
In office
2006 - November 16, 2012
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$133/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Florida (2000)
BirthdayJune 29, 1952
Place of birthKapfenberg, Austria
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Peter Nehr was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 48th District from 2006 to 2012. He served as Deputy Whip.

Nehr is owner of the American Spirit Flag Shop, and a Master Guardian Ad Litem.

He is President of a Homeowners Association, Chair of the Military Appreciation Day Parade/past Board of Directors of the Rotary of Tarpon Springs, and member of the Board of Directors of Tarpon Springs Historical Society.[1]


Nehr did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Nehr's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 165 - "Penalties for Driving Under the Influence: Provides for mandatory placement of ignition interlock device on all vehicles owned & operated by person convicted of four or more DUIs if person obtains restricted license or permit"
  • HB 1439 - "Access to Confidential Records of Children: Requires that case file of child under supervision or in custody of DCFS be maintained in complete & accurate manner; specifies who has access to case file & records in file"
  • HB 7111 - "Department of Community Affairs: Creates Office of Emergency Management within EOG; creates Division of Housing & Community Development, including Office of Urban Opportunity, & Division of State & Community Planning within DOS"

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nehr served on these committees:


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



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nehr ran in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 65. Nehr defeated Marg Baker, Tory Anthony Perfetti, and Philip Tropea in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was defeated by Carl Zimmerman (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 65, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarl Zimmermann 52.9% 43,508
     Republican Peter Nehr Incumbent 47.1% 38,698
Total Votes 82,206
Florida House of Representatives, District 65 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Nehr Incumbent 53.7% 7,629
Tory Anthony Perfetti 22.5% 3,200
Marg Baker 16.8% 2,386
Philip Tropea 7% 998
Total Votes 14,213


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Nehr ran for re-election to the 48th District seat in 2010. He defeated Tom McKone (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 48
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Nehr (R) 30,349 61.48%
Tom McKone (D) 19,013 38.52%

Nehr defeated Marg Baker and Steven Mueller in the August 24 primary.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 48 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Nehr 7,417 56.22%
Steven Mueller 3,111 23.58%
Marg Baker 2,644 20.19%


On November 4, 2008, Nehr won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 48th District, defeating Carl Zimmerman (D). Nehr received 36,034 votes in the election while Zimmerman received 34,650 votes.[6] Nehr raised $361,475 for his campaign; Zimmerman raised $123,300.[7]

Florida House of Representatives, District 48
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Nehr (R) 36,034 51.0%
Carl Zimmerman (D) 34,650 49.0%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Nehr raised $243,652 in contributions.[8]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Florida Republican Party $42,794
Florida Chamber Of Commerce $5,000
Hospital Corp Of America $2,500


Below are Nehr's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Republican Party $62,348
Pinellas County Executive Cmte $25,000
Hospital Corporation of America $4,000
Ruden McCloskey $3,000
FL Assoc of Insurance Agents $2,000

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Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 48
Succeeded by
Victor M. Torres, Jr. (D)