Carl Domino

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Carl Domino
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 18
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives District 83
ProfessionInvestment Manager
Campaign website
Carl Domino is a 2016 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 18th Congressional District of Florida.[1]

Domino unsuccessfully ran for the same seat in 2014.[2] Carl Domino lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

He was also a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 83rd District from 2002-2010. He served as Majority Whip from 2004-2006. Domino ran in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 82.

Due to Florida term limits, Domino could not run for re-election in the Florida House of Representatives elections of 2010.[3]

Domino currently works as an investment manager. He previously served as a Commander in the United States Naval Reserve, founded Northern Trust Value Investors, and worked as a Portfolio Analyst with the Decatur Income Fund, Delaware Management Company.

Domino is a member of the American Cancer Society Board, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, Chairman of the Easter Seals Tournament, and member of the Economic Council, Florida State University Boosters, Florida State University Foundation, Kiwanis Club, and Knights of Columbus.[4]

Committee assignments


Domino's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 91 - "Public Postsecondary Education: Creates study committee to investigate feasibility of, & process for, establishing research university"
  • HB 145 - "Pub. Rec./DOH/Controlled Substances: Exempts from public records requirements information & records reported to DOH under electronic monitoring system for dispensing of certain controlled substances"
  • HB 1099 - "Public Accountancy: Removes authority of Board of Accountancy or DBPR to require that applicants for licensure as CPAs pass examination pertaining to state laws & rules"

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


Domino 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.[5]

Campaign themes


Domino's campaign website included these excerpts of his issues:

  • Obamacare: "There is almost no premise of Obamacare which can be defended. While sold as a method of increasing access to affordable health care it is actually a massive redistribution scheme. I will work for common sense health care reforms that put patients first and that will increase access and affordability by supporting free-market reform and fighting to keep government from further encroaching on our personal lives."
  • Immigration & Border Security: "Any reform of immigration must begin with securing our borders.
My grandparents immigrated to this country to seek the American dream. We are a country built by immigrants. To those without opportunity around the world, America remains the bastion of freedom and economic opportunity. It is no wonder that they want to become American citizens. It is a sign of the greatness of our country. But one of our greatest strengths is adherence to the rule of law.
Amnesty should not be available to those who break our laws. There is an existing program for granting citizenship for those who follow the rules – just as our forbearers did. We must, immediately secure our borders and send the strong message that illegal entry into this country will not be tolerated or rewarded."
  • Environment and the Indian River Lagoon: "During my time in the Florida House of Representatives, I was repeatedly recognized for my leadership and hard work to obtain funding for the reclamation of the Lake Worth Lagoon and environmental cleanup of the Loxahatchee River. This was done through the cooperation of the whole legislative delegation, both Democrats and Republicans. We also fought hard to fund the State's portion of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. As your Congressman, I will work hard to get appropriate federal funding to resolve the environmental degradation. Moreover I will work with state legislators to ensure that cleanup activities appropriately funded by the state are budgeted."


—Carl Domino's campaign website,



See also: Florida's 18th Congressional District election, 2016

Domino is running in the 2016 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 18th District. The general election will take place November 8, 2016.


See also: Florida's 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

Florida's 18th Congressional District was a battleground district in 2014 due to the fact that the race had a very low margin of victory in the last election. Incumbent Patrick Murphy faced no challenger in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Carl Domino triumphed over Calvin Turnquest, Alan Schlesinger, Beverly Joy Hires, Nick Robert Wukoson and Brian Lara. Murphy then defeated Domino in the general election on November 4, 2014.[7][8]

U.S. House, Florida District 18 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Murphy Incumbent 59.8% 151,478
     Republican Carl Domino 40.2% 101,896
Total Votes 253,374
Source: Florida Division of Elections
U.S. House, Florida District 18 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarl Domino 38.4% 15,805
Alan Schlesinger 24.1% 9,920
Beverly Hires 14% 5,760
Brian Lara 13% 5,361
Calvin Turnquest 6.7% 2,757
Nick Wukoson 3.9% 1,594
Total Votes 41,197
Source: Florida Division of Elections


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Domino ran in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 82. He was defeated by MaryLynn Magar in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[9]

Florida House of Representatives, District 82 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMaryLynn Magar 42.1% 7,588
Carl J. Domino 31.2% 5,628
Jonathan W. Pasqualone 12.7% 2,296
Calvin D. Turnquest 7.5% 1,345
Jonathan W. Milton 6.6% 1,186
Total Votes 18,043


See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Domino ran in the 2010 election for District 25 of the Florida State Senate. He was defeated by Ellyn Bogdanoff in the August 24 Republican primary. Bogdanoff went on to win the general election, which was held on November 2, 2010.

Florida State Senate, District 25 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEllyn Bogdanoff 58% 16,433
Carl Domino 42% 11,891
Total Votes 28,324


On November 4, 2008, Domino won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 83rd District, defeating Bryan Miller (D). Domino received 44,283 votes in the election while Miller received 40,815 votes.[10] Domino raised $321,033 for his campaign; Miller raised $353,257.[11]

Florida House of Representatives, District 83
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Carl Domino (R) 44,283 52.0%
Bryan Miller (D) 40,815 48.0%

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Carl Domino's reports.[12]

Carl Domino (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[13]October 16, 2013$0.00$190,961.63$(28,891.99)$162,069.64
Year End[14]January 31, 2014$162,069$205,503$(93,439)$274,133
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$274,133$181,840$(68,300)$387,672
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2014$387,672$27,804$(126,170)$289,306
Pre-Primary[17]August 14, 2014$289,306$10,240$(109,573)$189,972
October Quarterly[18]October 15, 2014$189,972$404,155$(509,537)$84,589
Pre-General[19]October 23, 2014$84,589$240,050$(218,872)$105,767
Running totals


Below are Domino's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[20]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Republican Party $78,584
AT&T $3,500
Carl J Domino $2,094
FL Chamber of Commerce $2,000
FL Assoc of Insurance Agents $2,000

See also

External links

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  1. Palm Beach Post, "Republican Carl Domino says he’s running again for Patrick Murphy’s House seat," May 5, 2015
  2. Post on Politics, "Former GOP state Rep. Carl Domino says he’s running for Murphy’s congressional seat," accessed July 10, 2013
  3. Florida Department of Elections, "List of 2010 state legislative candidates in Florida," November 2, 2010
  4. Project Vote Smart, "Rep. Domino Biography," accessed October 10, 2013
  5. Project Vote Smart, "Rep. Domino Issues," accessed October 10, 2013
  6. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  7. Associated Press, "Primary Results 2014," accessed August 26, 2014
  8. The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
  9. Florida Secretary of State Elections Division, "Candidate List," accessed June 14, 2012
  10. Florida Department of Elections, "Florida House Official Election Results," November 4, 2008
  11. Follow the Money, "District 83 Florida House candidate funds," accessed September 2, 2008
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Carl Domino 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 4, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 24, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 28, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Carl Domino July Quarterly," accessed September 30, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Carl Domino Pre-Primary," accessed September 30, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Carl Domino October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Carl Domino Pre-General," accessed November 24, 2014
  20. Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign contributions," accessed September 12, 2010
Political offices
Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 83
Succeeded by
Pat Rooney