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Tom Goodson
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Florida House of Representatives, District 50
Incumbent
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Canaveral Port Authority
2002 - 2010
Education
Bachelor'sFlorida State University, 1975
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 16, 1951
Place of birthMarianna, Florida
ProfessionRoad Contractor
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tom Goodson (b. February 16, 1951) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 50. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Goodson served on the Canaveral Port Authority from 2002 to 2010.

Biography

Goodson graduated from Florida State University and Brevard Community College. His professional experience includes owning and operating Goodson Paving.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Affairs, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Tom Goodson defeated George Collins in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

Florida House of Representatives, District 50 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Goodson Incumbent 61.7% 11,044
George Collins 38.3% 6,852
Total Votes 17,896

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Goodson won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 50. Goodson ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Sean Ashby (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Goodson Incumbent 53.2% 37,949
     Democratic Sean Ashby 46.8% 33,362
Total Votes 71,311

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Goodson defeated Erin Grail, J. Roger Shealy, and Robert Dale in the August 24 primary.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 29 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Goodson 7,718 31.14%
Erin K. Grall 7,438 30.01%
J. Rodger Shealy 6,896 27.83%
Robert "Rob" Dale 2,731 11.02%

Goodson did not have any opposition in the November 2 general election.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Goodson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Goodson raised a total of $384,959 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[6]

Tom Goodson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 50 Won $256,443
2010 Florida State House, District 29 Won $128,516
Grand Total Raised $384,959

2012

Goodson won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Goodson raised a total of $256,443.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Goodson's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$256,443
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Goodson won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Goodson raised a total of $128,516.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[7]

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."[8]
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.[9]

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."[10]
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

Goodson and his wife, Evelyn Watson, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ed Hooper (R)
Florida House District 50
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Ralph Poppell
Florida House District 29
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Mike Clelland (D)