Greg Evers

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Greg Evers
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Florida State Senate, District 2
Incumbent
In office
November 16, 2010- present
Term ends
November 17, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
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 limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
2000-2010
Personal
BirthdayJune 16, 1955
Place of birthMilton, Florida
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Greg Evers (b. June 16, 1955) is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He previously served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2010.

Biography

Evers' professional experience includes working as owner/operator of Akers of Strawberries, as well as the Baker Farm Center; he has also been a peanut, soybean and cotton farmer with Greg Evers Farms.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Criminal Justice, Chair
Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security
Transportation
Public Counsel Oversight

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

While serving in the House during the 2009-2010 legislative session, Evers served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Evers' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Second Amendment Rights
Excerpt: "I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment right to carry legal firearms for self-protection and other lawful purposes, such as hunting and fishing."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "I am committed to not only supporting a law that mirrors the Arizona law, but actually filing it as my first bill if elected to the Florida Senate."
  • Economy
Excerpt: "I understand what it takes to stimulate our economy through small business incentives and relief -- together with job training partnerships with our local community colleges, military training programs and vocational technical schools."
  • Responsible Spending and Taxes
Excerpt: "I am committed to fight to reduce tax burdens on Northwest Floridians by whatever means possible."
  • Conservative Values
Excerpt: "As a faith-based family man, I am committed to working hard to honor the Christian values that are the foundation of our faith and families in my service"
  • Insurance Relief
Excerpt: "I understand the importance of continuing to fight to reduce property insurance rates and to hold insurance companies accountable for delivering promptly the full benefits that they promise."
  • Supporting Military
Excerpt: "I am committed to continuing to advocate for the unique financial needs of our Northwest Florida military families and protect the military bases that are so critical for our community."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I know the importance of preserving the quality of our schools by marshaling educational funding resources and investing fully in the educational futures of our children."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "I believe in removing obstacles to health care coverage opportunities for small businesses by opening the marketplace options available to them for employee coverage plans."

2008

Evers provided 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. When asked his legislative priorities, Evers responded:

"My top priorities when re-elected all center on reinvigorating Florida's economy. I will support small business incentive programs and job creation programs designed to diversify and enhance the local business environment in Northwest Florida. I will also support all methods of fuel cost reduction including the expansion of alternative energy sources that maximize responsible and regulated offshore drilling, biofuel production, and solar and nuclear energy production. I will work to continue and expand the property insurance rate relief and property tax reductions that we began to address during 2007 and 2008 special and regular legislative sessions."[2]

Evers's sponsored legislation while in the Florida House included:

  • HB 515 - "Oil and Gas Production Taxes: Provides tiered tax rate structure for oil production tax on tertiary oil; revises definitions."
  • HB 1161 - "Traffic Offenses: Requires court to impose certain penalties for person who commits noncriminal traffic infraction that results in death or serious bodily injury"
  • HB 1499 - "Legislature: Designates act "Truth in Government Act;" requires persons who address legislative committees to take oath or affirmation of truthfulness; provides exceptions; provides penalties; requires member of committee to administer oath or affirmation; authorizes use of signed appearance card in lieu of oral oath or affirmation; provides penalties for making false statement after signing card."

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

Elections

2014

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Greg Evers is unopposed in the Republican primary.[3]

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Evers won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 2. Evers ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Florida State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Evers Incumbent 99.9% 183,640
     Independent Joshua Hartigan 0.1% 234
Total Votes 183,874

2010

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Evers won election to the District 2 seat of the Florida State Senate in 2010. Evers defeated Christopher Crawford (TEA) and Margaret Smith (write-in) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Florida State Senate, District 2
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Greg Evers (R) 100,073 79.09%
Christopher Crawford (Tea) 26,148 20.67%
Margaret Smith (Write-in) 310 0.24%

Evers defeated Mike Hill in the August 24 primary by a margin of 31,839-12,815.

Florida State Senate, District 2 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Greg Evers 31,839
Mike Hill 12,815

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Evers won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 1st District, defeating Samma Brannon (write-in). Evers received 64,830 votes in the election while Brannon received 108 votes.[7] Evers raised $129,575 for his campaign; Brannon raised $250.[8]

Florida House of Representatives, District 1
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Greg Evers (R) 64,830 99.8%
Samma Brannon (write-in) 108 0.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Evers is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Evers raised a total of $1,198,057 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[9]

Greg Evers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 2 Won $272,259
2010 Florida State Senate, District 2 Won $543,344
2008 Florida State House, District 1 Won $129,575
2006 Florida State House, District 1 Won $54,175
2004 Florida State House, District 1 Won $67,116
2002 Florida State House, District 1 Won $131,588
Grand Total Raised $1,198,057

2012

Evers won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Evers raised a total of $272,259.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Greg Evers's campaign in 2012
Florida Police Benevolent Association$2,500
Florida Republican Party$2,323
Florida Association of Realtors$2,000
Hospital Corp of America$2,000
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$272,259
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Evers won election to the Florida State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Evers raised a total of $543,344.

2008

Evers won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Evers raised a total of $129,575.

2006

Evers won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Evers raised a total of $54,175.

2004

Evers won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Evers raised a total of $67,116.

2002

Evers won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Evers raised a total of $131,588.

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[10]

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[11]

Personal

Evers has three children. He served as President of the Okaloosa County Farm Bureau from 1998 to 2001, and was a member of the Okaloosa County Farm Service Agency from 1996 to 2001.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Durell Peaden
Florida State Senate District 2
2010- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 1
2000–2010
Succeeded by
Doug Broxson