Anitere Flores

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Anitere Flores
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Florida State Senate, District 37
Incumbent
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
November 15, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,687/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
2004 - 2010
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 8, 1976
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Anitere Flores (b. September 8, 1976) is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 37. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Flores served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 114 from 2004 to 2010. She served as Deputy Majority Leader.

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Flores's website highlighted the following campaign themes.[1]

  • Education
Excerpt: "I support comprehensive and innovative educational reform so that we can prepare our children to survive and thrive in the global marketplace."
  • Economy/Taxes
Excerpt: "We work too hard to continue to have our government reach into our pockets to fill a void it created. I will continue to work hard to safeguard your hard earned dollars from wasteful government spending."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "We must work to ensure that programs designed to help care for our elderly, our children, and the physically disabled are protected and designed to serve the needs of all better."
  • Property Insurance
Excerpt: "Let’s allow the free market to work and continue to promote and cultivate competition in the insurance market. At the same time we need to be a watchdog to make certain that private insurers are charging sound and fair rates, while at the same time following the laws recently passed by the legislature."
  • Rights of the Unborn
Excerpt: "The sanctity of life must be preserved and it is our responsibility to ensure that the rights of the unborn are taken into account."

2008

Flores 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]

Flores's sponsored legislation in the House included:

  • HB 465 - "Umbilical Cord Blood Banking: Requires DOH to prepare & distribute publication regarding process, options, medical uses, risks, & benefits of umbilical cord blood collection."
  • HB 983 - "Abortion: Requires that ultrasound be performed on any woman obtaining abortion; specifies who must perform ultrasound; requires that ultrasound be reviewed with patient prior to woman giving informed consent"
  • HB 5005 - "Education Funding: Revises provisions relating to education technology, salary of school board members & superintendents, term of operation of schools, virtual instruction, class size, school breakfast programs, instructional materials, fees for CLAST, FEFP calculations, amount & use of capital improvement millage, contracts for school personnel, teacher bonuses, use of charter school capital outlay funds, & special facilities construction projects"

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

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities, Chair
Ethics and Elections
Health Policy
Regulated Industries

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Flores won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 37. Flores ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

2010

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Flores won election to the District 38 seat of the Florida State Senate in 2010. She defeated Les Gerson (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Florida State Senate, District 38
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Anitere Flores (R) 65,133 68.17%
Les Gerson (D) 30,409 31.83%

Flores defeated David Nelson in the August 24 primary by a margin of 19,582-4,605.

Florida State Senate, District 38 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Anitere Flores 19,582
David Nelson 4,605

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Flores won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 114th District. Flores ran unopposed in the election. She raised $111,404 for her campaign.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Flores is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Flores raised a total of $1,357,794 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[7]

Anitere Flores's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 37 Won $173,224
2010 Florida State Senate, District 38 Won $793,333
2008 Florida State House, District 114 Won $111,404
2006 Florida State House, District 114 Won $98,240
2004 Florida State House, District 114 Won $181,593
Grand Total Raised $1,357,794

2012

Flores won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Flores raised a total of $173,224.

2010

Flores won election to the Florida State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Flores raised a total of $793,333.

2008

Flores won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Flores raised a total of $111,404.

2006

Flores won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Flores raised a total of $98,240.

2004

Flores won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Flores raised a total of $181,593.

Personal

Flores and her husband, Dustin Anderson, have one child. Flores has been a member of the All Children Together Board, Cuban-American Bar Association, The Empowerment Group Board, Family Counseling Services Board, Florida Bar, Florida International University Honors College Community Advisory Board, and the Spectrum Programs Board.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Garrett Richter (R)
Florida State Senate District 37
2010–present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
Alex Villalobos
Florida State Senate District 38
2010–2012
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 114
2004–2010
Succeeded by
Ana Rivas Logan