Lake Ray

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Lake Ray
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Florida House of Representatives, District 12
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Associate'sSt. Johns River Junior College, 1976
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida, 1981
Personal
Date of birthOctober 4, 1956
Place of birthJacksonville, Florida
ProfessionCivil engineer
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Lake Ray is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Ray served on the Jacksonville City Council from 1999 to 2007.

Biography

Ray's professional experience includes working as an engineer with Halcrow.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Ray served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2015
Local & Federal Affairs
Rules, Calendar & Ethics
Joint Administrative Procedures

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Ray 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]

Ray's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 53 - "License Plates: Creates St. Johns River license plate; establishes annual use fee for plate; provides for distribution of use fees received from sale of such plates."
  • HB 143 - "Transportation Concurrency Exceptions: Includes hangars for assembly or manufacture of aircraft within list of public transit facilities exempt from application of specified transportation concurrency requirements."

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

Elections

2014

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. Yevgeny Morozov was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Lake Ray was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ray defeated Morozov in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ray won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 12. Ray ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Karen Lea Morian (G) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLake Ray Incumbent 68.3% 44,104
     Green Karen Morian 31.7% 20,496
Total Votes 64,600

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ray won re-election to the 17th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Ray defeated John P. Rosso in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 17
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lake Ray (R) 39,687 99.65%
John P. Rosso (Write-in) 138 0.35%

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Ray won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 17th District, defeating Regina Young (D) and John Rosso (write-in). Ray received 47,138 votes in the election while Young received 26,792 votes, and Rosso received 16 votes.[7] Ray raised $256,284 for his campaign; Young raised $11,145.[8]

Florida House of Representatives, District 17
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lake Ray (R) 47,138 63.7%
Regina Young (D) 26,792 36.2%
John Rosso (write-in) 16 0.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ray is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Ray raised a total of $479,565 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[9]

Lake Ray's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 12 Won $124,927
2010 Florida State House, District 17 Won $98,354
2008 Florida State House, District 17 Won $256,284
Grand Total Raised $479,565

2012

Ray won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ray raised a total of $124,927.

2010

Ray won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ray raised a total of $98,354.

2008

Ray won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Ray raised a total of $256,284.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[10]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[11]
Legislators are scored on their stances on "long term care issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stances on marijuana.
Legislators are scored on a group of bills that LFN selects as a "cross-section of legislation."

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[12]

Legislators are scored on their stances on civil liberty issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[13]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

Personal

Ray has been involved with the First Coast Metropolitan Planning Organization, Florida Engineering Society, Greater Arlington Civic Council, Jacksonville Maritime Museum Society, National Society of Professional Engineers, Northside Business Leader's Club and the Southside Businessmen's Club.[1]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Janet Adkins (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 12
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 17
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Ronald Renuart (R)