James Waldman

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James Waldman
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Florida House of Representatives, District 96
Incumbent
In office
2006 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House Of Representatives, District 95
2006 - 2012
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida, 1980
J.D.Nova University Law School, 1985
Personal
BirthdayMarch 21, 1958
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James W. "Jim" Waldman is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 96. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He served as Democratic Whip from 2006 to 2008.

Biography

Waldman's professional experience includes working as General Counsel at Keiser University.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Regulatory Affairs, Democratic Ranking Member
Rules & Calendar, Democratic Ranking Member
State Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Waldman served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Waldman 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]

Waldman's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 11 - "Cigarette User Fees: Replaces all references to cigarette tax in ch. 210 with cigarette user fee; increases amount of cigarette user fee"
  • HB 973 - "Regulation of Smoking: Repeals provision that preempts regulation of smoking to the state."
  • HB 1511 - "Cable and Video Services: Deletes language requiring poll of subscribers to allow addition of access channels under certain conditions"

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

Elections

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Waldman won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 96. Walman ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Waldman ran for re-election to the 95th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. Waldman defeated Scott Yardley (R) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 95
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Waldman (D) 18,974 60.97%
Scott Yardley (R) 12,147 39.03%

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Waldman won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 95th District, defeating Jessica Finkelstein (write-in). Waldman received 40,784 votes in the election while Finkelstein received 21 votes.[5] Waldman raised $81,510 for his campaign.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 95
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Waldman (D) 40,784 99.9%
Jessica Finkelstein (write-in) 21 0.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Waldman is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Waldman raised a total of $444,403 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[7]

James Waldman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 96 Won $72,973
2010 Florida State House, District 95 Won $100,813
2008 Florida State House, District 95 Won $81,510
2006 Florida State House, District 95 Won $189,107
Grand Total Raised $444,403

2012

Waldman won re-election to the Florida House of Rperesentatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Waldman raised a total of $72,973.
Florida House of Rperesentatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Waldman's campaign in 2012
Hospital Corp of America$2,000
Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar Association$1,000
Florida Panthers Hockey Club$1,000
Jacksonville Greyhound Racing$1,000
Jm Family Enterprises$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$72,973
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Waldman won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Waldman raised a total of $100,813.

2008

Waldman won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Waldman raised a total of $81,510.

2006

Waldman won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Waldman raised a total of $189,107.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[8]

2013

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

Personal

Waldman has been a member of the Coconut Creek Democratic Club, Jewish National Fund Board, Margate Democratic Club, Palm-Aire Democratic Club, SOS Children's Village Board, and the Evergreen University Board of Trustees.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ari Abraham Porth (D)
Florida House of Representatives District 96
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 95
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Hazelle P. Rogers (D)