Kelly Skidmore

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Kelly Skidmore
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Florida House of Representatives District 90
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Regional Director, Arthritis Foundation
Kelly Skidmore is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 90 from 2006 to 2010. She did not seek re-election in 2010.


Skidmore's professional experience includes working as the Regional Director of the Arthritis Foundation and Legislative Aide to Senator Ron Klein from 1996 to 2005. She is a member of the Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council.[1]

Committee assignments



Skidmore 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]

Skidmore's sponsored legislation included:

  • HB 7 - "Driver License Restrictions: Restricts number of passengers permitted in vehicle operated by person under certain age"
  • HB 583 - "Monitoring the Dispensing of Controlled Substances: Requires DOH to establish comprehensive electronic system to monitor dispensing of certain controlled substances; requires those who dispense certain controlled substances to submit specified information to department"
  • HB 1337 - "Sterilization of Dogs and Cats: Allows release of dog or cat from animal shelter, animal control agency, or animal adoption group without compliance with sterilization requirements if licensed veterinarian certifies that dog or cat has medical condition that would be substantially aggravated by such procedure, procedure would likely cause death of dog or cat, or procedure would never be safe for dog or cat"

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

Campaign themes


On her campaign website, Skidmore listed her goals on five issues she was concerned about.[3] They were:

  • "Boost our economy with new jobs and economic development."
  • "Eliminate waste in Florida’s budget by fighting corruption and special interests."
  • "Ensure that our schools are appropriately funded to allow our students and teachers to reach their full potential."
  • "Lower hurricane insurance rates to ease burden on homeowners."
  • "Fight against off-shore oil drilling that hurts tourism and threatens our environment."



See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Skidmore was defeated in her bid for election to the District 25 seat of the Florida State Senate in 2010. She did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. Skidmore lost to Ellyn Bogdanoff (R) in the November 2, 2010, general election. Miranda Rosenberg (NPA) also ran.[4]

Florida State Senate, District 25
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ellyn Bogdanoff (R) 82,583 57.66%
Kelly Skidmore (D) 53,958 37.67%
Miranda Rosenberg (NPA) 6,694 4.67%


In 2008, Skidmore won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 90th District. Skidmore ran unopposed in the election. She raised $52,260 for her campaign.[5]

Campaign donors


Below are Skidmore's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
Hospital Corporation of America $2,000
FL Recreational Vehicle Trade Assoc $1,000
Humana $1,000
FL Assoc of Insurance Agents $1,000
FL Hospital Assoc $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 90
Succeeded by
Irving Slosberg