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Debbie Boyd

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Debbie Boyd
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Florida House of Representatives District 11
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Realtor
Debbie Boyd is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 11 from 2006 to 2010. She served as a Newberry City Commissioner from 2002 to 2006.


Boyd's professional experience includes working as a realtor.

Boyd is a member of the Dixie-Gilchrist-Levy Association of Realtors, Florida Cattlemen's Association and Gainesville Alachua County Association of Realtors.[1]

Committee assignments

While a member of the Florida House, Boyd served on the following committees:


Boyd 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]

Boyd's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 63 - "Auctioneers: Revises requirements for licensure as auctioneer, auctioneer apprentice, & auction business; requires submission of fingerprints for criminal records check; requires that applicant for license bear cost of fingerprinting & criminal records check"
  • HB 593 - "Water Resources: Revises definition of Florida-friendly landscape; deletes references to "xeriscape;" revises eligibility criteria for certain WMD incentive programs; requires certain local government ordinances & amendments to incorporate specified landscape irrigation & design standards & identify specified invasive exotic plant species"
  • HB 1097 - "Petroleum Restoration Program: Creates Petroleum Restoration Program Advisory Board in DEP"

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



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Boyd lost her bid for re-election to the 11th District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. Boyd was defeated by Elizabeth Porter (R) in the November 2 general election. John Ferentinos (Tea Party) also ran.[3]

Florida State Senate, District 11
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Elizabeth Porter (R) 29,538 53.92%
Debbie Boyd (D) 22,042 40.24%
John Ferentinos (Tea Party) 3,202 5.84%


On November 4, 2008, Boyd won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 11th District, defeating Elizabeth Porter (R). Boyd received 36,892 votes in the election while Porter received 36,713 votes.[4] Boyd raised $263,589 for her campaign; Porter raised $231,371.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 11
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Boyd (D) 36,892 50.1%
Elizabeth Porter (R) 36,713 49.9%

Campaign donors


Below are Boyd's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Democratic Party $46,457
Debbie Boyd $5,662
Hospital Corporation of America $4,000
FL Beer Wholesalers Assoc $2,000
Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of the FL Bar Assoc $2,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 11
Succeeded by
Elizabeth Porter (R)