Martin David Kiar

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Martin David Kiar
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Florida House of Representatives District 97
Former member
In office
2006 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sPalm Beach Atlantic University (1999)
J.D.Nova Southeastern University College of Law (2002)
Date of birthJune 19, 1977
Place of birthPembroke Pines, Florida
Martin David Kiar is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 97 from 2006 to 2012.


Kiar's professional experience includes working as an Attorney for Monroe D. Kiar and Associates from 2003 to 2004 and for Johnson, Anselmo, Murdock, Burke, George, Public Attorneys from 2002 to 2003.

He is a member of the Broward County DGC, Coral Springs/Parkland Democratic Club, Davie Cooper City Democratic Club, Federal Bar of the Southern District of Florida, Florida Bar Association, Pine Island Ridge Democratic Club and Western Democratic Club.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kiar served on these committees:

  • Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Civil Justice
  • Subcommittee on K-20 Innovation
  • Subcommittee on Pre K-12 Appropriations, Ranking Minority Member


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kiar served on these committees:


Kiar 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]

Kiar's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 115 - "Sexual Offenders and Predators: Encourages all public libraries to implement an Internet safety education program for children and adults; requires sexual offenders & predators to provide home telephone numbers & any cellular telephone numbers as part of registration process"
  • HB 219 - "Offenses Against Computer Users: Defines term "spyware;" provides that whoever willfully, knowingly, & without authorization introduces any computer contaminant, including spyware, into any computer, computer system, computer program, or computer network commits offense against computer users; provides criminal penalties"
  • HB 1089 - "Local Government: Specifies standards of conduct for officers & employees of entities serving as chief administrative officer of political subdivision; provides for penalties to be imposed against persons other than lobbyists or public officers & employees for violations of Code of Ethics for Public Officers & Employees; provides for Commission on Ethics to report to Governor violations involving persons other than lobbyists or public officers & employees."

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



See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Kiar was running in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 34. Kiar was running against incumbent Maria Sachs in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. Incumbent Ellyn Bogdanoff and Mike Lameyer are running in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Kiar dropped out of the race in order to run for Broward County Commission seat.[5]


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kiar ran for re-election to the 97th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary or in the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[6]


On November 4, 2008, Kiar won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 97th District, defeating Todd Goberville (R). Kiar received 40,103 votes in the election while Goberville received 28,871 votes.[7] Kiar raised $241,808 for his campaign; Goberville raised $80,522.[8]

Florida House of Representatives, District 97
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Martin David Kiar (D) 40,103 58.1%
Todd Goberville (R) 28,871 41.9%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Kiar raised $82,136 in contributions.[9]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Hospital Corp Of America $2,000
Broward Teachers Local 1975 $1,500


Below are Kiar's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[10]

Contributor 2008 total
Hospital Corporation of America $4,000
Broward Teachers Union $3,000
Ruden McCloskey $2,500
FL Cable Telecommunications Assoc $2,000
AT&T $2,000

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Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 97
Succeeded by
Jared E. Moskowitz (D)