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Rene Plasencia

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Rene Plasencia
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Florida House of Representatives, District 49
In office
November 18, 2014 - Present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 1
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
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Rene Plasencia is a Republican member for of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 49. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Plasencia's professional experience includes working as a high school teacher and coach.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Plasencia served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2015
Economic Affairs



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Joe Saunders was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Rene Plasencia defeated Ed Rodriguez in the Republican primary. Plasencia defeated Saunders in the general election.[2][3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 49 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRene Plasencia 77% 4,036
Ed Rodriguez 23% 1,203
Total Votes 5,239


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Plasencia ran in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 49. Plasencia was defeated by Marco Pena in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 49 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarco Pena 51.9% 3,425
Rene Plasencia 48.1% 3,175
Total Votes 6,600


Plasencia was endorsed by the Florida Chamber of Commerce.[5]


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Preceded by
Joe Saunders (D)
Florida House of Representatives District 49
Succeeded by