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Jim Roach
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Former candidate for
Florida House of Representatives, District 77
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth1/21/1952
Place of birthFlushing, MI
ProfessionTechnology Consultant
Jim Roach was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 77 of the Florida House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for the 19th Congressional District of Florida in 2012 as a Democrat.[1]


Campaign themes


Roach's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "I will work to build a consortium with other Florida Representatives, local government, business and educational leaders to attract businesses here.This would allow SW Florida to grow and diversify economically and relieve our dependence on the tourism and housing industries."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "The root cause of undocumented workers is that American businesses PAY them to come here. We must enforce the border, pay living wages to farm and meat processing workers and fix the guest worker program so workers can move farm to farm.We should adjust tariffs and trade agreements on imported foods so that US. farms can compete with foreign imports."
  • The Deficit
Excerpt: "The Affordable Care Act will reduce the rate of health care growth but fundamental changes of our health delivery system must be implemented to reduce cost and improve quality."
  • Medicare
Excerpt: "I will fight against privatizing Medicare and cutting benefits. Medicare has a substantially lower administrative overhead than private insurance companies. New fraud reduction initiatives are working and will further bring Medicare costs under control. "
  • Social Security
Excerpt: "To extend the solvency well into the future, we simply need to raise the income cap on payroll tax. The income cap on social security payroll tax is currently $106,800.00. The top 3% are paying a much smaller percentage of their income compared to the middle class."



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives 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 Dane Eagle defeated Terry Cramer, Brandon Ivey and Jim Roach in the Republican primary and defeated Jeremy A. Wood (I) in the general election.[3][4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 77 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDane Eagle Incumbent 64.1% 7,956
Jim Roach 15.9% 1,974
Terry Cramer 13.5% 1,673
Brandon Ivey 6.5% 807
Total Votes 12,410


See also: Florida's 19th Congressional District elections, 2012

Roach was defeated by Republican Trey Radel.[5] Roach ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 19th District. Roach sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[6] Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of June 8, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. Roach ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[1] He was defeated by Republican Trey Radel in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Florida District 19 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTrey Radel 62% 189,833
     Democratic Jim Roach 35.8% 109,746
     Independent Brandon Smith 2.2% 6,637
Total Votes 306,216
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Roach's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Roach lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Roach's campaign committee raised a total of $86,286 and spent $85,869.[7]


Roach and his wife, Theresa, have one child.[8]

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