Gary Siplin

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Gary Siplin
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Former candidate for
Florida State Senate, District 12
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida State Senate District 19
2002-2012
Florida House of Representatives
2000-2002
Education
Bachelor'sJohnson C. Smith University (1973)
Master'sUniversity of Pittsburgh (1977)
J.D.Duquesne University (1988)
Personal
BirthdayOctober 21, 1954
ProfessionAttorney
CandidateVerification
Gary Siplin (b. October 21, 1954) was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 12 of the Florida State Senate.

Siplin previously served in the Florida State Senate, representing 19 from 2002 to 2012. He also served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2002.

Biography

Siplin earned his B.A. in Political Science from Johnson C. Smith University in 1973, his M.A. in Public/International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 1977 and his J.D. from Duquesne University in 1988. His professional experience includes working as a Law Clerk for United States District Judge Edward Davis and Assistant Attorney for Miami-Dade County.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Siplin was appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Siplin served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Geraldine F. Thompson defeated Gary Siplin in the Democratic primary, while Edward DeAguilera defeated Fritz Jackson Seide in the Republican primary. Thompson defeated DeAguilera in the general election.[1][2]

Florida State Senate, District 12 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeraldine Thompson Incumbent 63% 67,084
     Republican Edward DeAguilera 37% 39,456
Total Votes 106,540
Florida State Senate, District 12 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGeraldine F. Thompson Incumbent 64.1% 15,371
Gary Siplin 35.9% 8,607
Total Votes 23,978
Florida State Senate, District 12 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEdward DeAguilera 54.6% 5,753
Fritz Jackson Seide 45.4% 4,779
Total Votes 10,532

2008

On November 4, 2008, Siplin won re-election to the 19th District Seat in the Florida State Senate, defeating Belinda Ortiz (R). Siplin raised $220,653 for his campaign, while Ortiz raised $293,347.[3]

Florida State Senate, District 19 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Siplin (D) 79,845 50.5%
Belinda Ortiz (R) 78,218 49.5%

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)

Siplin raised $0 in campaign contributions in 2010, a year in which he was not up for election.[4]

2008

In 2008, Siplin collected $220,653 in campaign contributions.[5] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Florida Democratic Party $103,031
Hospital Corporation of America $4,000
Florida Hospital Association $2,500
Florida Chamber of Commerce $2,000
Florida Dental Association $1,500

Personal

Siplin and his wife, Victoria Pierre, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Florida Senate, District 19
2002–2012
Succeeded by
Arthenia Joyner (D)