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Bill Heller

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Bill Heller
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Florida House of Representatives District 52
Former member
Term in office began
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Political party Democratic
Profession Professor
Bill Heller is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 52 from 2006-2010.


Heller's professional experience includes working as a Professor in the College of Education at the University of South Florida and Dean/Chief Executive Officer of the University of South Florida-Saint Petersburg from 1992 to 2002. He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956.

He is involved with many organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors of Family Resources, Family Services, Incorporated, Florida International Museum, Palladium Theater, Pinellas Association for Retarded Children and Resurrection House.[1]

Committee assignments



Heller 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]

Heller's sponsored legislation included:

  • HB 619 - "Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions: Revises provisions relating to licensure of institutions by Commission for Independent Education; revises accreditation requirements & standards by which institutions are evaluated"
  • HB 1231 - "Public School Student Progression: Requires student proficiency in additional subjects"
  • HB 1277 - "Interpreters for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing: Requires that person be credentialed by Florida Certification Board, Inc., in order to practice as interpreter or transliterator"

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



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Heller ran for re-election to the 52nd District seat in 2010. He did not face any opposition in the August 24 primary. Jeff Brandes (R) defeated Heller in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 52
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeff Brandes (R) 21,237 51.20%
Bill Heller (D) 20,238 48.80%


On November 4, 2008, Heller won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 52nd District, defeating Ross Johnson (R). Heller received 36,661 votes in the election while Johnson received 24,466 votes.[4] Heller raised $204,447 for his campaign; Johnson raised $49,217.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 52
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Heller (D) 36,661 60.0%
Ross Johnson (R) 24,466 40.0%


On November 7, 2006, Heller won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 52nd District, defeating incumbent Angelo Cappelli (R). Heller received 21,470 votes while Cappelli received 18,277 votes.[6] Heller raised $231,933 for his campaign; Cappelli raised $391,532.[7]

Florida House of Representatives, District 52, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Heller 54% 21,470
     Republican Angelo Capelli 46% 18,277
Total Votes 39,747

Campaign donors


Below are Heller's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[8]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Democratic Party $27,612
AT&T $2,500
FL Cable Telecommunications Assoc $2,500
FL Hospital Assoc $2,000
FL Assoc of Realtors $2,000

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Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 52
Succeeded by
Jeff Brandes