Mark Alan Danish

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Mark Alan Danish
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Florida House of Representatives, District 63
Former member
In office
2012 - 2014
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCity University of New York, 1976
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mark Alan Danish is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 63 from 2012 to 2014.

Biography

Danish earned his bachelor's degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences/Secondary Education from the City University of New York in 1976.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Danish's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "The most important issue for Floridians is creating jobs. Small businesses are the largest sources of new jobs."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Florida’s public education system is one of the most under funded in the country. Our children cannot become successful, self-sufficient individuals without a world-class education."

Seniors

  • Excerpt: "Florida has one of the largest populations of retirees in the entire country. We should work to keep Florida the number one state for people to retire."

Corruption and Corporate Tax Reform

  • Excerpt: "Florida has one of the most corrupt state governments in the country. Interest groups are purchasing our politicians to give themselves tax loopholes, exemptions, and special favors."

The Environment and Clean Energy

  • Excerpt: "Florida is home to the nation’s most beautiful beaches and natural wildlife. Our state’s natural beauty is part of why tourists flock to Florida every year."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Affairs
Education

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. Incumbent Mark Alan Danish was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Shawn Harrison was unopposed in the Republican primary. Danish lost to Harrison in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Danish won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 63. Danish defeated Z.J. Hafeez in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated incumbent Shawn Harrison (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 63, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Danish 50.5% 33,535
     Republican Shawn Harrison Incumbent 49.5% 32,807
Total Votes 66,342
Florida House of Representatives, District 63 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Alan Danish 61.8% 3,402
Z.J. Hafeez 38.2% 2,106
Total Votes 5,508

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Danish is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Danish raised a total of $19,560 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[6]

Mark Alan Danish's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 63 Won $19,560
Grand Total Raised $19,560

2012

Danish won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Danish raised a total of $19,560.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Alan Danish's campaign in 2012
Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association$1,000
Teamsters Local 79$1,000
Florida Education Association$1,000
Electrical Workers Local 915$1,000
United School Employees of Pasco$750
Total Raised in 2012$19,560
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[7]

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."[8]
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.[9]

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."[10]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Seth McKeel (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 63
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Shawn Harrison (R)