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Ritch Workman
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Florida House of Representatives, District 52
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
High schoolSatellite High School, 1991
Bachelor'sAppalachian State University, 1995
Military service
Service/branchNational Guard
Years of service1990 - 2005
Personal
BirthdayMay 3, 1973
Place of birthBelleville, Canada
ProfessionMortgage broker
ReligionProtestants
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ritch Workman is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 52. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Workman's professional experience includes working as the co-owner of the Workman Group. He served in the National Guard from 1990 to 2005.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Workman served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules & Calendar
State Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Workman served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Workman served on the following committees:

Issues

Law enforcement drones

On January 5, 2013, Workman introduced HB 119, the proposed "Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act." Workman's bill would have banned law enforcement use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) with exceptions for counter-terrorism operations, surveillance for which a warrant has been obtained, and surveillance for which law enforcement personnel have "reasonable suspicion" that immediate action is needed. HB 119 would have also allowed people injured by governmental violation of these restrictions to sue the offending law enforcement agencies. The Criminal Justice Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee unanimously approved HB 119 on February 7. After being reported out of the Local and Federal Affairs Committee, the Judiciary Committee substituted the bill with the similar SB 92, introduced by Joe Negron in the Florida State Senate on December 5, 2012. SB 92 passed 39-0 in the Senate and the 117-0 in the House in April 2013.[2][3]

Political Courage Test

Workman provided 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. When asked his legislative positions he responded:

"The shift from Government land conservation to private sector conservation. What land is owned by the government must be opened for public use. The reduction of all non-essential spending and a return to the basic rolls of government. The returning of Florida's home-owners insurance market to the free market (Insurance reform) and a comprehensive reform of the Florida tax structure."[4]

Workman's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 667 - "Relief/Stephen Hall/DOT: Provides for relief of Stephen Hall; provides appropriation to compensate him for injuries sustained as result of negligence of employee of DOT; provides limitation on payment of fees & costs."
  • HB 675 - "Medicare Supplement Policies: Cites act as "Alonzo Mourning Access to Care Act;" requires insurers issuing Medicare supplement policies in state to offer opportunity to enroll in Medicare supplement policy to specified individuals having disability or end-stage renal disease"
  • HB 917 - "Property Assessments: Authorizes consideration of sales transactions in developing just value assessment of real property; specifies criteria for sales transactions; requires property appraisers to use specified sales for assessment purposes"

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

Elections

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Ritch Workman is unopposed in the Republican primary.[5]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Workman won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 52. Workman ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Workman won re-election to the 30th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 24 primary. Workman defeated Amy Tidd in the November 2, 2010, general election.[7]

Florida House of Representatives, District 30
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ritch Workman (R) 37,909 61.27%
Amy Tidd (D) 23,966 38.73%

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Workman won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 30th District, defeating Amy Tidd (D). Workman received 46,218 votes in the election while Tidd received 39.728 votes.[8] Workman raised $157,103 for his campaign; Tidd raised $26,130.[9]

Florida House of Representatives, District 30
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ritch Workman (R) 46,218 53.8%
Amy Tidd (D) 39,728 46.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Workman is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Workman raised a total of $499,584 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[10]

Ritch Workman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 52 Won $124,167
2010 Florida State House, District 30 Won $218,314
2008 Florida State House, District 30 Won $157,103
Grand Total Raised $499,584

2012

Workman won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Workman raised a total of $124,167.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ritch Workman's campaign in 2012
Hospital Corp of America$2,000
Book, Ronald L$1,000
Magical Cruise Co Ltd$1,000
Associated Builders & Contractors Of Florida$1,000
Humana$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$124,167
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Workman won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Workman raised a total of $218,314.

2008

Workman won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Workman raised a total of $157,103.

Personal

Workman has been a member and president of the Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers, and a member of the Rockledge Rotary Club.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Brandes (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 52
2008–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 30
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Karen Castor Dentel