Franklin Sands

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Franklin Sands
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Florida House of Representatives District 98
Former member
In office
2004 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthJuly 12, 1940
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionIndependent NIKKEN Wellness Consultant
Franklin Sands is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 98 from 2004 to 2012. He served as Minority Leader.


Sands' professional experience includes working as a businessman.

He is a member of the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education - Children with Special Needs, North Broward Hospital District CRC Mentor in Take Stock in Children Program, Plantation Chamber and Weston Business Chamber.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sands served on these committees:

  • Appropriations
  • Rules & Calendar
  • Select Committee on Water Policy, Ranking Minority Member
  • Subcommittee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on Appropriations


Sands 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]

Sands's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1407 - "Department of Transportation: Prohibits DOT for specified period from entering into agreement with private entity to lease existing transportation facility."
  • HB 1409 - "Placement of Children: Authorizes Governor to execute new Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children; specifies provisions of compact; provides for present compact to remain in effect until Governor enters into new compact; provides rulemaking authority to DCFS."

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



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sands did not run for re-election in 2012.[3]


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sands ran for re-election to the 98th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. Sands defeated Kimberly Burgess (R) in the general election held November 2, 2010.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 98
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Franklin Sands (D) 20,725 62.9%
Kimberly Burgess (R) 12,210 37.1%


In 2008, Sands won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 98th District. Sands ran unopposed in the election. He raised $51,750 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Sands raised $219,090 in contributions.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Florida Hospital Association $3,000
Flordai Healthcare Association $3,000
Florida Police Benevolent Association $2,500
Hospital Corp Of America $2,500


Below are Sands's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[7]

Contributor 2008 total
Hospital Corporation of America $2,000
Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of the FL Bar Assoc $1,000
Bright House Networks $1,000
FL Chamber of Commerce $1,000
Bristol-Myers Squibb $500

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Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 98
Succeeded by
Katie Edwards (D)