John Legg

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John Legg
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Florida State Senate, District 17
Incumbent
In office
November 20, 2012 - present
Term ends
November 15, 2012
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House Of Representatives, District 46
2004-2012
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Florida, 1996
Associate'sPasco-Hernando Community College, 1995
Master'sUniversity of South Florida, 2010
Personal
BirthdayApril 29, 1975
Place of birthBrooksville, Florida
ProfessionAdministrator/Teacher
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Legg is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Legg served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 46 from 2004 to 2012 and serving as Speaker Pro Tempore. He also served as Deputy Majority Whip from 2006-2008.

Biography

Legg's professional experience includes working as an administrator and teacher.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair
Ethics and Elections
Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security
Regulated Industries

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Legg 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]

Legg's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 261 - "Use of an Electronic Wireless Communications Device While Driving: Prohibits person under 18 years of age from using electronic wireless communications device while operating motor vehicle, except under certain circumstances"
  • HB 375 - "Reimbursement of Federal Excise Taxes on Motor Fuel: Provides requirements & limitations on reimbursement provisions of specified fuel supply contracts"
  • HB 7087 - "Public K-12 Education : Revises provisions relating to schools receiving school grade; revises provisions relating to general requirements for middle grades promotion; updates references to general requirements for high school graduation; requires that State Board of Education annually designate districts as academically high performing schools districts if certain criteria are met; deletes provisions for concordant scores for FCAT, etc."

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

Elections

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Legg won election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 17. Legg defeated incumbent John Korsak and Rob Wallace in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Florida State Senate, District 17 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Legg 61.8% 17,176
Rob Wallace 23.1% 6,426
John Korsak 15.1% 4,193
Total Votes 27,795

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Legg ran for re-election to the 46th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary or the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Legg won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 46th District, defeating Ron Rice (D) and John Ubele (NPA). Legg received 36,110 votes in the election while Rice received 24,078 votes, and Ubele received 1,889 votes.[5] Legg raised $195,243 for his campaign; Rice raised $10,546, and Ubele raised $5,209.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 46
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Legg (R) 36,110 58.2%
Ron Rice (D) 24,078 38.8%
John Ubele (NPA) 1,889 3.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Legg is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Legg raised a total of $774,515 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[7]

John Legg's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 17 Won $267,822
2010 Florida State House, District 46 Won $30,423
2008 Florida State House, District 46 Won $195,243
2006 Florida State House, District 46 Won $53,502
2004 Florida State House, District 46 Won $169,261
2002 Florida State House, District 45 Defeated $58,264
Grand Total Raised $774,515

2012

Legg won election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Legg raised a total of $267,822.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Legg's campaign in 2012
Bright House Networks$2,000
Hospital Corp of America$2,000
Florida Hospital Association$1,500
Florida Chamber of Commerce$1,500
Florida Society of Anesthesiologists$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$267,822
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Legg won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Legg raised a total of $30,423.

2008

Legg won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Legg raised a total of $195,243.

2006

Legg won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Legg raised a total of $53,502.

2004

Legg won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Legg raised a total of $169,261.

2002

Legg lost the election for the Florida House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Legg raised a total of $58,264.

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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

Legg has been a member of the Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center Board.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
J.D. Alexander (R)
Florida State Senate District 17
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 46
2004–2012
Succeeded by
Bruce Antone (D)