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Ralph Poppell

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Ralph Poppell
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Florida House of Representatives District 29
Former member
Term in office began
2002
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Republican
Profession Business owner
Ralph Poppell was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 29th District from 2002-2010.

Due to Florida term limits, Poppell could not run for re-election in the Florida House of Representatives elections of 2010.[1]

Poppell has served as owner of Float-On Boat Trailers from 1985-2000, and Poppell Groves from 1971-1997.

He is a member of many organizations, including the Citrus Advisory Committee of the American Farm Bureau, Binational Agricultural Research and Development Association, Florida Citrus Production Manager's Association, Florida Farm Bureau Federation, and the Indian River Citrus League.[2]

Issue positions

Poppell 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.[3]

Committee assignments

2009-2010

Poppell's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1135 - "Contracts: Provides disclosure requirements for contracts for goods or services."
  • HB 5121 - "Environmental Protection: Authorizes use of specified proceeds from excise tax on documents for certain debt service obligations; removes provisions authorizing distribution of proceeds from excise tax on documents to Water Protection & Sustainability Program Trust Fund within DEP & Marine Resources Conservation Trust Fund"
  • HB 7059 - "Trust Funds/Re-creation/Water Protection Sustainability Program Trust Fund/DEP: Re-creates Water Protection and Sustainability Program Trust Fund within DEP without modification; repeals provisions relating to termination of trust fund."

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

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Poppell won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 29th District, defeating Wes McCarville (D). Poppell received 41,840 votes in the election while McCarville received 29,598 votes.[4] Poppell raised $168,843 for his campaign; McCarville raised $11,478.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 29
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Ralph Poppell (R) 41,840 58.6%
Wes McCarville (D) 29,598 41.4%

Campaign donors

Below are Poppell's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
Associated Builders & Contractors East Coast Chapter $2,500
FL Hospital Assoc $2,000
FL Assoc of Realtors $2,000
FL Chamber of Commerce $1,500
AT&T $1,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 29
2002–2010
Succeeded by
Tom Goodson