Ralph Poppell

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


Poppell's professional experience includes owning Float-On Boat Trailers from 1985 to 2000 and Poppell Groves from 1971 to 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.[1]

Committee assignments



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.[2]

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.



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.[3] Poppell raised $168,843 for his campaign; McCarville raised $11,478.[4]

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 five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[5]

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
Florida House of Representatives District 29
Succeeded by
Tom Goodson