Andy Gardiner

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Andy Gardiner
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Florida State Senate, District 13
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
November 15, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Leader, Florida State Senate
Majority Leader, Florida House of Representatives
2004 - 2006
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
2001 - 2008
Education
Bachelor'sStetson University, 1992
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 23, 1969
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Andy Gardiner (b. January 23, 1969) is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Gardiner served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2001 to 2008. From 2004 to 2006, he served as House Majority Leader.

Gardiner served on the Orange County Republican Executive Committee.

Biography

Gardiner earned his B.S. in Political Science/Psychology from Stetson University in 1992. His professional experience includes working as the Director of Community and Business Relations for Orlando Health and the Executive Director of the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Environmental Preservation and Conservation
Ethics and Elections
Gaming
Judiciary
Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security
Rules
Legislative Budget Commission

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Gardiner won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 9. Gardiner ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Christopher Charles Pennington (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Florida State Senate, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Gardiner Incumbent 55.4% 117,422
     Democratic Christopher Charles Pennington 44.6% 94,514
Total Votes 211,936

2008

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Gardiner won election to the 9th District Seat in the Florida State Senate, defeating Darius L. Davis (D) and Jacob J. Hanselman, III (WRI). Gardiner raised $451,266, while Davis raised $17,294 and Hanselman raised $30.[3]

Florida State Senate, District 9 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Gardiner (R) 119,070 58.4%
Darius L. Davis (D) 84,800 41.6%
Jacob J. Hanselman III (WRI) N/A N/A

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gardiner is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Gardiner raised a total of $1,675,653 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[4]

Andy Gardiner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 9 Won $623,185
2010 Florida State Senate, District 9 Not up for election $5,000
2008 Florida State Senate, District 9 Won $451,266
2006 Florida State House, District 40 Won $273,293
2004 Florida State House, District 40 Won $55,140
2002 Florida State House, District 40 Won $77,193
2000 Florida State House, District 40 Won $190,576
Grand Total Raised $1,675,653

2012

Gardiner won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Gardiner raised a total of $623,185.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Andy Gardiner's campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$41,952
Florida Retail Federation$4,500
Hospital Corp of America$4,000
Florida Hospital Association$3,500
Associated Builders & Contractors of Florida$3,500
Total Raised in 2012$623,185
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Gardiner was not up for election to the Florida State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Gardiner raised a total of $5,000.

2008

Gardiner won election to the Florida State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Gardiner raised a total of $451,266.

2006

Gardiner won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Gardiner raised a total of $273,293.

2004

Gardiner won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Gardiner raised a total of $55,140.

2002

Gardiner won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Gardiner raised a total of $77,193.

2000

Gardiner won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Gardiner raised a total of $190,576.

Scorecards

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2014

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

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."[6]
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.[7]

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."[8]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis Jones (R)
Florida State Senate, District 13
2008–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida State Senate, District 9
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Audrey Gibson