Scott Plakon

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Scott Plakon
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Florida House of Representatives, District 29
Incumbent
In office
November 18, 2014 - Present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
District 37
2008 - 2012
Education
Bachelor'sStetson University (1981)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 13, 1959
Place of birthRochester, New York
ProfessionOwner and Publisher of The Claims Pages and Claims Pages Online
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Scott Plakon is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014. He previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing the District 37 from 2008 to 2012.

Biography

Plakon's professional experience includes working as a chief executive officer and publisher. He is a founding Board Member of A Safe Harbor Pregnancy Resource Center, Board Member of Christian Life Missions, Trustee of the Media Research Center, Vice-Chair/Board of Directors of Sanford Rescue Outreach Mission and Open Door Shelter for Women and Children and a life member of the National Rifle Association.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Plakon was appointed to these committees:

  • State Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Federal Affairs, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Government Operations (State Affairs)
  • Subcommittee on K-20 Innovation
  • Subcommittee on Pre K-12 Appropriations

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Plakon served on these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Scott Plakon endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [2] He had originally endorsed Herman Cain.[3]

Campaign themes

2014

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

More and Better Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Scott Plakon knows the ultimate solutions to our problems won't come from government but rather from the innovation and creativity of individual Floridians."

Lower Taxes

  • Excerpt: "Scott is working to create a booming economy, sustainable growth, and good-paying jobs to help families thrive. More than ever, you can count on Scott Plakon to keep up the fight for lower taxes."

Stronger Schools

  • Excerpt: "Scott Plakon believes Tallahassee can continue ensuring our students and schools are reaching for excellence by setting goals, then helping them reach those goals. This does not mean state government dictates every tiny detail of district operations, but rather helps struggling schools and districts apply strategies and programs that have proved successful."

Safer Streets

  • Excerpt: "Scott is doing everything possible as our legislator to ensure that the safety of his neighbors and all Florida citizens is a top priority."

Better Energy Sources

  • Excerpt: "Scott Plakon believes energy is the lifeblood of our economy, and Florida should be a leader in the use of alternative energies."

Elections

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 Mike Clelland was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Scott Plakon was unopposed in the Republican primary. Plakon defeated Clelland in the general election.[5][6]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Plakon ran in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 30. Plakon ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was defeated by Karen Castor Dentel (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Florida House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Castor Dentel 53.1% 36,475
     Republican Scott Plakon Incumbent 46.9% 32,232
Total Votes 68,707

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Plakon ran for re-election to the 20th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary or the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

2008

In 2008, Plakon won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 37th District. Plakon ran unopposed in the general election. He raised $265,809 for his campaign.[9]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Plakon raised $50,091 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[10]

Florida House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Plakon's campaign in 2010
Florida Chamber of Commerce$1,500
Hospital Corp of America$1,000
Florida Sheriffs Cce$500
Plakon, Camille$500
Magical Cruise Company, Ltd$500
Total Raised in 2010 $50,091

2008

Below are Plakon's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[11]

Contributor 2008 total
Scott D Plakon $100,500
FL Institute of CPAs $2,500
FL Chamber of Commerce $1,500
AT&T $1,500
FL Association of Realtors $1,000

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Personal

Plakon and his wife, Susie, have six children.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Clelland (D)
Florida House of Representatives District 29
2014–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 37
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Richard Corcoran (R)