Ronald Renuart

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Ronald Renuart
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Candidate for
Florida State Senate, District 6
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalApril 7, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
District 17
2008 - 2014
Education
Associate'sUniversity of Florida
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida, 1986
OtherD.O., Nova Southeastern University, 1990
Military service
Service/branchFlorida Army National Guard
Years of service1990 - 2010
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 5, 1964
Place of birthCoral Gables, Florida
ProfessionOsteopathic Physician
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ronald "Doc" Renuart is a 2015 special election Republican candidate for District 6 of the Florida State Senate.[1] He previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 17 from 2009 to November 7, 2014. He resigned to run in a special election for Florida State Senate District 6.[2]

Biography

Renuart's professional experience includes working as an internal medicine doctor; he is a former Chief of Staff of the Baptist Medical Center. Renuart served as a Colonel in the Florida Army National Guard.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Health & Human Services

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Renuart's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 431 - "Medicaid Coverage for Myotubular Myopathy: Requires AHCA to develop model home & community-based services waiver to provide services to persons diagnosed as having myotubular myopathy"
  • HB 1033 - "Cardiology Services: Requires EMS providers to transport certain cardiac patients to most appropriate facility; provides legislative findings; requires each medical director of EMS provider to develop & implement certain protocols for cardiac patients"
  • HB 1083 - "Emergency Health Care Providers: Provides legislative findings & intent; provides that certain emergency health care providers are agents of state for purposes of sovereign immunity when acting pursuant to specified statutory obligations; requires certain indemnity for state from providers."

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

Campaign themes

2014

Renuart's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

The Economy

  • Excerpt: "Recharging our economy and putting Floridians back to work is a top priority. Reducing the tax burden and streamlining regulation will help create an economic climate for businesses to relocate or expand and hire more workers."

Lower taxes, smaller government

  • Excerpt: "Doc is a conservative who will stand up for the rights of taxpayers. He believes we must hold the line on taxes and require government to live within its means."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Doc understands the importance of providing our children with a quality education. That’s why improving public education in K-12 is a priority. Improving our schools begins with rewarding excellent teachers, raising standards and accountability."

Environment

  • Excerpt: "Energy independence is essential to our economic vitality. Doc believes finding a balance between meeting our energy needs and our desire to preserve our environment is achievable."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Medicaid consumes a third of Florida’s state budget. Doc believes that in order to be most efficient with the funds that we have available, we must remain committed to looking for ways to reduce costs while maintaining critical core services."

Elections

2015

See also: Florida state legislative special elections, 2015

David Cox is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Travis Hutson, Dennis McDonald, Ronald Renuart and Beth Sweeny will face off in the Republican primary.[1]

The seat is vacant following John Thrasher's (R) resignation to become President of Florida State University.[5]

A special election for the position of Florida State Senate District 6 has been called for April 7, with a primary on January 27, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2014.[6]

2014

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 Ronald Renuart was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Rebecca S. Sharp (I) in the general election.[7][8]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Renuart won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 17. Renuart defeated Kim J. Kendall and Mike Davis in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Angela Casey (I) and Rebecca "Sue" Sharp (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Florida House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRonald "Doc" Renuart Incumbent 72.5% 63,677
     Independent Rebecca "Sue" Sharp 27.5% 24,166
Total Votes 87,843
Florida House of Representatives, District 17 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Renuart Incumbent 39% 6,841
Mike Davis 31.3% 5,497
Kim J. Kendall 29.6% 5,197
Total Votes 17,535

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Renuart ran for re-election to the 18th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Renuart defeated Thomas C. Collins (D) in the November 2 general election.[9]

Florida House of Representatives, District 18
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ronald Renuart (R) 41,827 73.64%
Thomas C. Collins (D) 14,975 26.36%

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Renuart won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 18th District, defeating Dave Smith (D) and Daniel Walsh (NPA). Renuart received 53,346 votes in the election while Smith received 23,555 votes, and Walsh received 2,530 votes.[10] Renuart raised $307,564 for his campaign; Smith raised $6,749, and Walsh raised $1,977.[11]

Florida House of Representatives, District 18
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ronald Renuart (R) 53,346 67.2%
Dave Smith (D) 23,555 29.7%
Daniel Walsh (NPA) 2,530 3.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Renuart is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Renuart raised a total of $734,294 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[12]

Ronald Renuart's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 17 Won $271,864
2010 Florida State House, District 18 Won $154,866
2008 Florida State House, District 18 Won $307,564
Grand Total Raised $734,294

2012

Renuart won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Renuart raised a total of $271,864.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ronald Renuart's campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$78,356
Renuart, Ronald (Doc)$5,500
Hospital Corp of America$3,000
Florida Hospital Association$2,000
Florida Dental Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$271,864
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Renuart won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Renuart raised a total of $154,866.

2008

Renuart won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Renuart raised a total of $307,564.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[13]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[14]
Legislators are scored on their stances on "long term care issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stances on marijuana.
Legislators are scored on a group of bills that LFN selects as a "cross-section of legislation."

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[15]

Legislators are scored on their stances on civil liberty issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[16]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

Personal

Renuart is been a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5535 and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lake Ray (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 17
2012–November 2014
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 18
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Travis Cummings (R)