Jim Norman

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Jim Norman
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Florida State Senate District 12
Former member
In office
2010-2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners
1994-2006
Personal
ProfessionLegislator
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Jim Norman is a former Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 12 from 2010to 2012. He served on the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners from 1994 to 2006.

Norman attended the University of North Florida. His professional experience includes working as a legislative analyst for the Salvation Army.

Committee assignments

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jim Norman endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Campaign themes

2010

On his campaign website, Norman lists six issues he is concerned about.[2] They are:

  • Strengthening the Economy
Excerpt: "Creating and protecting jobs in Hillsborough and Pasco County is Jim’s number one priority...Jim will work hard to provide incentives and reduce regulation to create a better climate for small businesses to succeed and provide jobs."
  • Fight against Wasteful Spending and Increase Taxes
Excerpt: "Jim is leading the fight to Ax the Commuter Rail Tax. He has consistently fought for ways to reduce spending and hold the line on taxes in local government."
  • Support Our Troops and Veterans
Excerpt: "The brave men and women defending our freedoms need our continued support. Jim led the effort in pay county property taxes for troops, and their families, serving in combat areas while they are deployed."
  • Improve Education
Excerpt: "He believes that reducing bureaucracy and holding schools accountable is a necessary step to improve education for all Florida children."
  • Support First Responders
Excerpt: "In the Senate, he will work toward stiffer penalties for repeat offenders and sexual predators and fight all efforts to release criminals early."
  • Fight Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "Law enforcement officials should be empowered to detain illegal immigrants."

Elections

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Norman was initially planning to run in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 17. He withdrew prior to the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[3][4]

2010

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Norman won election, defeating Derek Crabb (write-in) and Kimberly Renspie (write-in) in the November 2 general election.[5]

Florida State Senate, District 12
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Norman (R) 85,324 99.17%
Derek Crabb (Write-in) 364 0.42%
Kimberly Renspie (Write-in) 348 0.40%

Norman was originally disqualified in mid-October due to an election lawsuit brought by Kevin Ambler, whom Norman defeated in the primary. Party leaders chose Rob Wallace to replace him.[6] However, on October 27 the initial decision was reversed and Norman was put back on the ballot.[7]

Norman defeated Kevin Ambler in the August 24 primary by a margin of 18,452-14,530.

Florida State Senate, District 12 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Norman 18,452
Kevin Ambler 14,530

Campaign donors

2010

Norman raised $393,288 in campaign contributions in 2010. The largest contributors are listed below.[8]

Florida State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Norman's campaign in 2010
Florida Republican Party$55,001
Florida Chamber Of Commerce$4,000
Florida Retail Federation$3,500
Florida Institute Of CPAs$2,000
Hospital Corp Of America$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $393,288

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Political offices
Preceded by
Victor Crist
Florida Senate District 12
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Geraldine Thompson (D)