Seth McKeel

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Seth McKeel
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Florida House of Representatives, District 40
Incumbent
In office
2006 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida, 1997
Personal
BirthdayJune 5, 1975
Place of birthLakeland, Florida
ProfessionReal Estate
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Seth McKeel is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He previously served as Deputy Majority Leader.

McKeel served on the Lakeland City Commission from 2000 to 2005.

Biography

McKeel's professional experience includes serving as Vice President of Lakeland Properties and Management and Director of Development at Rodda Construction.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Chair
Legislative Budget Commission, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

McKeel 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.[2]

McKeel's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 135 - "Public Records/Insured Dependents/Agency Group Plan: Provides exemption from public records requirements for personal identifying information of certain insured dependents; provides for retroactive application of exemption; provides for future legislative review & repeal of exemption; provides statement of public necessity."
  • HB 7055 - "Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions: Revises criteria for licensure by means of accreditation for independent postsecondary educational institution; requires institution to file with Commission for Independent Education site visit reports prepared by accrediting agency."
  • HB 7083 - "Florida College System: Renames DOE Division of Community Colleges as Division of Florida Colleges; defines Florida colleges as community colleges, specifies counties served by Florida colleges, & renames certain Florida colleges"

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

Elections

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

McKeel won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 40. McKeel ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Lillian Lima (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSeth McKeel Incumbent 64% 39,095
     Independent Lillian Lima 36% 22,007
Total Votes 61,102

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

McKeel ran for re-election to the 63rd District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary or in the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, McKeel won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 63rd District. McKeel ran unopposed in the election. He raised $84,550 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McKeel is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, McKeel raised a total of $743,687 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[6]

Seth McKeel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 40 Won $295,033
2010 Florida State House, District 63 Won $77,240
2008 Florida State House, District 63 Won $84,550
2006 Florida State House, District 63 Won $286,864
Grand Total Raised $743,687

2012

McKeel won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McKeel raised a total of $295,033.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Seth McKeel's campaign in 2012
Hospital Corp of America$3,500
Florida Hospital Association$3,500
Florida Society of Anesthesiologists$3,500
Health Management Associates$3,000
Florida Police Benevolent Association$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$295,033
Source:Follow the Money

2010

McKeel won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, McKeel raised a total of $77,240.

2008

McKeel won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, McKeel raised a total of $84,550.

2006

McKeel won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, McKeel raised a total of $286,864.

Personal

McKeel has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lakeland, Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce, Lakeland Economic Development Council, McKeel Elementary Academy Board of Directors, National Association of Residential Property Managers, Polk County Gator Club, and Volunteers in Service to the Elderly Board; and Chair of the McKeel Academy of Technology Conversion Charter School Board.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Eric Eisnaugle (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 40
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 63
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Mark Alan Danish (D)