|Florida House of Representatives District 106|
|November 2008 - February 24, 2012|
|Per diem||$133/per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|High school||Miami Beach Senior High (1990)|
|Bachelor's||University of Florida (1994)|
|Master's||University of Miami (1998)|
|Birthday||December 23, 1972|
|Place of birth||Miami Beach, Florida|
Steinberg resigned his seat after admitting he sent anonymous inappropriate text messages to Assistant U.S. Attorney Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos over a period of three months.
Steinberg works as an Attorney.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Dade County Bar Association, and Miami Beach Bar Association, and is on the Board of Governors of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Steinberg 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.
Steinberg's sponsored legislation included:
- HB 357 - "Child Safety Devices: Provides child-restraint requirements for children 4 through 7 years of age; revises equipment requirements for vessel safety."
- HB 1067 - "Domestic Partnerships: Provides requirements for formation of domestic partnership; provides for registration of declaration & issuance of certificate of domestic partnership; provides that persons declaring domestic partnership consent to jurisdiction in this state for specified purposes"
- HB 1257 - "Prescription Drug Donation Program: Renames Cancer Drug Donation Program as Prescription Drug Donation Program; expands drugs & supplies that may be donated under program; expands types of facilities & practitioners that may participate in program."
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Steinberg served on these committees:
- Subcommittee on Civil Justice, Ranking Minority Member
- Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations
- Subcommittee on Transportation and Highway Safety
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Steinberg served on these committees:
- Elder & Family Services Policy Committee
- PreK-12 Appropriations Committee
- Roads, Bridges & Ports Policy Committee
Steinberg will not run for re-election in 2012.
On November 4, 2008, Steinberg won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 106th District, defeating Luis Macagno (write-in). Steinberg received 35,523 votes in the election while Macagno received 6 votes. Steinberg raised $339,923 for his campaign.
|Florida House of Representatives, District 106|
|Richard Steinberg (D)||35,523||100.0%|
|Luis Macagno (write-in)||6||0.0%|
In 2010, Steinberg raised $22,350 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Florida Police Benevolent Association||$1,000|
|Florida Association Of Realtors||$1,000|
|Ronald L Book Governmental Consultants Inc||$1,000|
Below are Steinberg's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Dade County Classroom Teachers Assoc||$2,000|
|FL Institute of CPAs||$1,500|
|FL Power & Light||$1,000|
- Richard Steinberg's campaign website
- Florida House of Representatives - Rep. Richard Steinberg
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Richard Steinberg on Facebook
- St. Petersburg Blog, "Rep. Richard Steinberg resigns over in appropriate texting of federal presecutor," February 24, 2012
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Steinberg Biography
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Steinberg Issue Positions
- Florida Secretary of State Election Division, "Candidate List," accessed June 21, 2012
- Florida Election Watch, "2010 Election results," accessed December 18, 2014
- Florida Department of Elections, "Florida House Official Election Results," November 4, 2008
- District 106 Florida House candidate funds, 2008
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed November 20, 2014
|Florida House of Representatives District 106
| Succeeded by|
Kathleen Passidomo (R)
State of Florida
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