|Florida House of Representatives District 52|
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Heller is currently a Professor in the College of Education at the University of South Florida. He served as Dean/Chief Executive Officer of the University of South Florida-Saint Petersburg from 1992-2002, and in the United States Army from 1954-1956.
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.
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.
- Agriculture & Natural Resources Policy Committee
- Criminal & Civil Justice Appropriations Committee
- Education Policy Council (Ranking Minority Member)
- Intergovernmental Relations Committee, Florida State Legislature
- Public Safety & Domestic Security Policy Committee
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.
| Florida House of Representatives, District 52 |
2010 General election results
|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. Heller raised $204,447 for his campaign; Johnson raised $49,217.
|Florida House of Representatives, District 52|
|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. Heller raised $231,933 for his campaign; Cappelli raised $391,532.
|Florida House of Representatives, District 52, 2006|
Below are Heller's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|FL Democratic Party||$27,612|
|FL Cable Telecommunications Assoc||$2,500|
|FL Hospital Assoc||$2,000|
|FL Assoc of Realtors||$2,000|
- Bill Heller's campaign website
- Florida House of Representatives - Rep. Bill Heller
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Bill Heller on Facebook
- Bill Heller on Twitter
- Florida Election Results
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Heller Biography
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Heller Issue Positions
- Florida Election Watch - 2010 Election results
- Florida Department of Elections, "Florida House Official Election Results," November 4, 2008
- District 52 Florida House candidate funds, 2008
- Florida House official election results for 2008
- District 52 Florida House candidate funds, 2006
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed November 20, 2014
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