Janet Cruz

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Janet Cruz
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Florida House of Representatives, District 62
Incumbent
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedFebruary 23, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 7, 1956
Place of birthTampa, Florida
ProfessionOpticians/Healthcare Executive
ReligionCatholic
Websites
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Campaign website
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Janet Cruz is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 62. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election held February 23, 2010 to replace Michael Scionti and served in that district until 2012.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Public Counsel Oversight

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives 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 Janet Cruz is unopposed in the Democratic primary.[2]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cruz won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 62. Cruz ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Wesley G. Warren (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Cruz Incumbent 69.9% 36,745
     Republican Wesley G. Warren 30.1% 15,840
Total Votes 52,585

2010

General election

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cruz ran for re-election to the 58th District seat in 2010. She did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. Cruz defeated Joe Redner (NPA) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 58
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Janet Cruz (D) 17,375 72.68%
Joe Redner (NPA) 6,532 27.32%

Special election

On February 23, 2010, Cruz won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 58th District in a special election to replace Michael Scionti. Cruz defeated Hunter Chamberlin (R) and Jose Vasquez (write-in) in the election. Cruz received 2,390 votes while Chamberlin received 1,288 votes, and Vazquez received 2 votes.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 58
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Janet Cruz (D) 2,390 64.9%
Hunter Chamberlin (R) 1,288 35.0%
Jose Vasquez (write-in) 2 0.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cruz is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Cruz raised a total of $245,510 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[6]

Janet Cruz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 62 Won $172,775
2010 Florida State House, District 58 Won $72,735
Grand Total Raised $245,510

2012

Cruz won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cruz raised a total of $172,775.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Janet Cruz's campaign in 2012
Florida Association of Realtors$2,500
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association$2,000
Humana$2,000
Hospital Corp of America$2,000
Amscot Financial$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$172,775
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Cruz won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Cruz raised a total of $72,735.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[7]

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Glorioso (R)
Florida House Of Representatives District 62
2012- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Michael Scionti
Florida House Of Representatives District 58
February 2010-2012
Succeeded by
Dan Raulerson (R)