Cynthia Stafford

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Cynthia Stafford
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Florida House of Representatives, District 109
Incumbent
In office
November 16, 2010 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Thomas University, 1993
J.D.St. Thomas University School of Law, 1999
Personal
BirthdayJuly 11, 1967
Place of birthMiami, Florida
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Cynthia A. Stafford (b. July 11, 1967) is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 109. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Stafford earned her B.A. and J.D. from St. Thomas University. Her professional experience includes working as a private attorney in Miami and a congressional aide to former U.S. Representative Carrie P. Meek.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Education
Legislative Auditing

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

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 Cynthia Stafford was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stafford won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 109. Stafford defeated Bernadine Bush in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 109 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia Stafford Incumbent 63.5% 8,978
Bernandine Bush 36.5% 5,156
Total Votes 14,134

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Stafford defeated 3 opponents in the August 24 primary.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 109 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Cynthia Stafford 4,354 43.17%
Bernadine Bush 2,450 24.29%
Bess McElroy 1,686 16.72%
Roy Hardemon 1,595 15.82%

She did not have any opposition in the November 2 general election.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stafford is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Stafford raised a total of $126,764 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[6]

Cynthia Stafford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 109 Won $42,029
2010 Florida State House, District 109 Won $29,409
2008 Florida State House, District 109 Defeated $55,326
Grand Total Raised $126,764

2012

Stafford won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Stafford raised a total of $42,029.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cynthia Stafford's campaign in 2012
Dade County Police Benevolent Association$1,000
Humana$1,000
Hospital Corp of America$500
Teco Energy$500
Levy & Associates Robert$500
Total Raised in 2012$42,029
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Stafford won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Stafford raised a total of $29,409.

2008

Stafford lost the election for the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Stafford raised a total of $55,326.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[7]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[8]
Legislators are scored on their stances on "long term care issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stances on marijuana.
Legislators are scored on a group of bills that LFN selects as a "cross-section of legislation."

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[9]

Legislators are scored on their stances on civil liberty issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[10]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Bush III
Florida House District 109
2010–present
Succeeded by
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