Kevin J.G. Rader
|Kevin J.G. Rader|
|Florida House of Representatives District 81|
|November 20, 2012-Present|
|November 18, 2014|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Florida House of Representatives District 78|
Rader was a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 78th District from 2008-2010. He did not run for re-election in 2010, but instead ran for a seat in the Florida State Senate. He lost in the November 2, 2010 general election. Rader won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 81.
Rader is a member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Anti-Defamation League, B'nai Torah Congregation, Democratic Club of Boca Raton, Democratic Club of Boynton Beach, United South County Democratic Club, and the Voters Coalition. 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rader served only on subcommittees.
At the beginning of the 2009 legislative session, Rader served on the following committees:
|Florida Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Insurance, Business & Financial Affairs Policy, Democratic Ranking Member|
|• PreK-12 Policy|
|• Legislative Sunset|
Rader's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 1023 - "District School Tax: Authorizes school district to levy by super majority vote of district school board additional millage for school operational purposes for 2009-2010 fiscal year; provides restrictions on such levy."
- HB 1309 - "Motor Vehicle Emission Standards: Ratifies DEP rule adopting California motor vehicle emission standards; requires DEP & DHSMV to develop proposal to implement rule & report to Legislature."
- HB 1333 - "Unemployment Compensation: Redefines term "base period"; requires employer to provide wage information to support individual's eligibility for benefits; provides for alternative base period after certain date"
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Rader won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 81. Rader defeated incumbent Steven Perman in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated James Ryan O'Hara (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Florida House of Representatives, District 81, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||James Ryan O'Hara||35.6%||22,459|
|Florida House of Representatives, District 81 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Steven Perman Incumbent||42.7%||3,145|
- See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010
| Florida State Senate, District 27 |
2010 General election results
|Lizbeth Benacquisto (R)||79,750||54.12%|
|Kevin J.G. Rader (D)||67,621||45.88%|
Rader defeated Pete Burkert in the August 24 primary by a margin of 10,820-9,674.
|Florida State Senate, District 27 - Democratic Primary (2010)|
On his campaign website, Rader lists six issues he is concerned about. They are:
- The Economy & Jobs
- Excerpt: "we need to invest in and encourage good paying and smart jobs, while assisting those struggling to meet mortgages and buy groceries."
- Excerpt: "As a state senator, I will continue to fight against ham-handed approaches to improving education. We should be supporting teachers, not threatening them. Improvements need to be transparent and discussed by all affected stakeholders, particularly those on the front line – our teachers."
- Health Care
- Excerpt: "Privatization of programs funded by the state is a favorite goal of Republicans. One of the worst things Republicans tried to do this year was force every Medicaid patient in the state into an HMO. Under the guise of better oversight and less fraud, they tried to privatize Medicaid, which is close to a quarter of the state’s budget."
- Good Government & Accountability
- Excerpt: "Cynicism of elected officials undermines those truly committed to doing their job on behalf of the citizens of our state. This spring I sponsored legislation giving counties the ability to increase the maximum fine and jail time for violation of standards of conduct and financial disclosure."
- Excerpt: "Those who know me are familiar with my passion for a safe and secure state of Israel, America’s most consistent ally in the Middle East on Democracy and the fight against international terrorism."
- Women's Reproductive Rights
- Excerpt: "I take the protection of a woman’s right to choose very seriously. It’s not my job and it’s not the job of any of the legislators in Tallahassee to tell women what to do with their bodies."
Comprehensive donor information for Rader is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Rader raised a total of $183,704 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.
|Kevin J.G. Rader's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Florida State House, District 81||$183,704|
|Grand Total Raised||$183,704|
Rader won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rader raised a total of $183,704.
|Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kevin J.G. Rader's campaign in 2012|
|Florida Association of Insurance Agents||$2,000|
|Florida Cable Telecommunications Association||$1,500|
|American Integrity Insurance Co of Florida||$1,500|
|Florida Beer Wholesalers Association||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$183,704|
|Source:Follow the Money|
- Kevin Rader campaign website
- Florida House of Representatives - Rep. Kevin J.G. Rader
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2008
- Kevin Rader on Facebook
- Kevin Rader on Twitter
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Rader Biography
- ↑ Florida Election Division "Candidate List 2012" Accessed May 11, 2012
- ↑ Florida Election Watch - Election results
- ↑ Kevin Rader campaign website, "Issues"
- ↑ District 78 Florida House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ followthemoney.org, "Rader, Kevin JG," accessed May 29, 2013
Gayle Harrell (R)
|Florida House of Representatives District 81
| Succeeded by|
|Florida House of Representatives District 78
| Succeeded by|
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