Barbara Watson

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Barbara Watson
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Florida House of Representatives, District 107
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedFebruary 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Miami Gardens City Council
2003 - 2010
Place of birthMiami, Florida
Office website
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Barbara Watson is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 107. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on February 8, 2011.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Regulatory Affairs


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



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 Barbara Watson defeated Michael Joseph, Phillip J. Brutus and Dominique Simon in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Watson won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 107. Watson defeated incumbent John Patrick Julien in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Janice Denise Rhymes (I) and Vickie Renee Williams (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 107, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Watson Incumbent 100% 46,720
     Independent Janice Denise Rhymes 0% 0
     Independent Vickie Renee Williams 0% 0
Total Votes 46,720
Florida House of Representatives, District 107 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara A. Watson Incumbent 50.1% 5,282
John Patrick Julien Incumbent 49.9% 5,269
Total Votes 10,551


See also: Florida state legislative special elections, 2011

Wilson defeated two opponents, Erhabor Ighodaro and Sharon Pritchett, in the February 8 special Democratic primary. Wilson won election after a recount reversed the original count which favored Pritchett.[1] Since no Republicans filed, Watson did not face a general election.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Watson is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Watson raised a total of $68,218 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[5]

Barbara Watson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 107 Won $49,318
2011 Florida State House, District 103 Won $18,900
Grand Total Raised $68,218


Watson won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Watson raised a total of $49,318.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Barbara Watson's campaign in 2012
Watson, Barbara A$9,141
Afscme Florida Council 79$1,000
Dade County Police Benevolent Association$1,000
Florida Credit Union League$1,000
Robert M Levy & Associates$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$49,318
Source:Follow the Money


Watson won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2011. During that election cycle, Watson raised a total of $18,900.


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In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[6]


In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Luis Garcia (D)
Florida House District 107
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Oscar Braynon
Florida House District 103
Succeeded by
Manny Diaz, Jr. (R)