|Florida House of Representatives, District 52|
|2008 - present|
|November 18, 2014|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|High school||Satellite High School, 1991|
|Bachelor's||Appalachian State University, 1995|
|Years of service||1990 - 2005|
|Birthday||May 3, 1973|
|Place of birth||Belleville, Canada|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Workman's professional experience includes working as the co-owner of the Workman Group. He served in the National Guard from 1990 to 2005.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Workman served on the following committees:
|Florida Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Rules & Calendar|
|• State Affairs|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Workman served on the following committees:
|Florida Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Economic Affairs|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Workman served on the following committees:
|Florida Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Roads, Bridges & Ports Policy, Vice-chair|
|• Elder & Family Services Policy|
|• Government Operations Appropriations|
|• Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy|
|• Public Counsel Oversight|
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.
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."
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.
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.
| Florida House of Representatives, District 30 |
2010 General election results
|Ritch Workman (R)||37,909||61.27%|
|Amy Tidd (D)||23,966||38.73%|
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. Workman raised $157,103 for his campaign; Tidd raised $26,130.
|Florida House of Representatives, District 30|
|Ritch Workman (R)||46,218||53.8%|
|Amy Tidd (D)||39,728||46.2%|
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.
|Ritch Workman's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Florida State House, District 52||$124,167|
|2010||Florida State House, District 30||$218,314|
|2008||Florida State House, District 30||$157,103|
|Grand Total Raised||$499,584|
2012Workman 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|
|Total Raised in 2012||$124,167|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Workman won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Workman raised a total of $218,314.
|Florida House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ritch Workman's campaign in 2010|
|Florida Republican Party||$4,532|
|Hospital Corp of America||$3,000|
|Florida Chamber of Commerce||$2,500|
|Florida Association of Realtors||$2,000|
|Florida Cable Telecommunications Association||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$218,314|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Workman won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Workman raised a total of $157,103.
|Florida House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ritch Workman's campaign in 2008|
|Florida Institute of Cpas||$4,500|
|Hospital Corp of America||$4,000|
|Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers||$3,000|
|Florida Chamber of Commerce||$2,352|
|Total Raised in 2008||$157,103|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Workman has been a member and president of the Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers, and a member of the Rockledge Rotary Club.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Ritch + Workman + Florida + House
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Lawmakers Attempt To Nix Archaic Laws - WFSU
- Petition pushes to get toilet paper off Florida's tax rolls - BizPac Review
- Don't get booted from the bar! - CNN
- Adam Putnam: Business Energy Tax Cut Could Be Short-Circuited - Sunshine State News
- Tax cuts and tax holidays would save shoppers, businesses millions - Naples Daily News
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Workman Biography
- Bill summary for Florida HB 119
- Bill summary for Florida CS/SB 92
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Workman Issue Positions
- Florida Secretary of State Election Division "Candidate List" Accessed June 21, 2012
- Florida Election Watch - 2010 Election results
- Florida House official election results for 2008
- District 30 Florida House candidate funds, 2008
- followthemoney.org, "Workamn, Ritch," accessed May 29, 2013
Jeff Brandes (R)
|Florida House of Representatives District 52
| Succeeded by|
|Florida House of Representatives District 30
| Succeeded by|
Karen Castor Dentel
State of Florida
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Chief Financial Officer | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services | Commissioner of Insurance Regulation | Secretary of Environmental Protection | Director of Economic Opportunity | Chair of Public Service Commission |