Michael Weinstein

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Michael Weinstein
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Florida House of Representatives District 19
Former member
In office
2008 - 2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHartwick College
Master'sCalifornia State University
J.D.University of Florida
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 6, 1949
Place of birthLivingston, New Jersey
ProfessionProsecutor
ReligionChristian
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michael Weinstein is a former Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 19 from 2008 to 2012.

Biography

Weinstein earned his J.D. from the University of Florida, his A.B.D. in Criminology from Florida State University and his M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from California State University.

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Florida's First Coast Crime Stoppers and the Police Athletic League.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Finance & Tax
  • Subcommittee on Civil Justice
  • Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Access, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Highway Safety

2009-2010

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

Issues

Weinstein 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]

Weinstein's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 657 - "Discretionary Sales Surtaxes: Deletes limitation upon imposition of indigent care & trauma center discretionary sales surtaxes by specified counties."
  • HB 661 - "Expert Testimony: Provides that witness qualified as expert may testify as to facts at issue in case under certain circumstances; requires courts to interpret & apply principles of expert testimony in conformity with specified U.S. Supreme Court decisions."
  • HB 757 - "Parole for Adolescent Offenders: Designates act "Second Chance for Children in Prison Act of 2009;" provides that child 15 years of age or younger who is sentenced to life or more than 10 years in prison is eligible for parole if offender has been incarcerated for minimum period & has not previously been convicted or adjudicated of or had adjudication withheld for certain offenses"

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

Elections

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Weinstein did not run for re-election in 2012.[3]

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Weinstein ran for re-election to the 19th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 24th primary or in the general election, which took place on November 2nd.[4]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Weinstein won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 19th District, defeating Larry Jones (D). Weinstein received 66,555 votes in the election while Jones received 23,846 votes.[5] Weinstein raised $327,808 for his campaign; Jones raised $6,566.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 19
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Weinstein (R) 66,555 73.6%
Larry Jones (D) 23,846 26.4%


Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Weinstein raised $116,929 in contributions.[7]

His seven largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Weinstein, Michael B $50,000
Cmte Of Florida Agents $1,000
Dubow, Lawrence J $1,000
Florida Police Benevolent Association $1,000
Florida Association Of Realtors $1,000
Florida Chamber Of Commerce $1,000
AT&T $1,000

2008

Below are Weinstein's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[8]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Institute of CPAs $4,500
Hospital Corporation of America $3,500
FL Optometric Assoc $2,000
FL Hospital Assoc $2,000
Mike Weinstein $2,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 19
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Charles Van Zant (R)