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Mike Horner

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Mike Horner
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Florida House Of Representatives District 79
Former member
In office
November 2008 - November 16, 2012
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$133/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida (1989)
Master'sUniversity of Central Florida (1995)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Florida National Guard
Years of service1992 - 1996
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 8, 1968
Place of birthJacksonville, Florida
ProfessionKissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mike Horner was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 79th District from 2008 to 2012. He served as Deputy Whip.

Horner served in the United States Army Florida National Guard from 1992-1996.

He is a member of the Community Health Improvement Council Board, Community Vision Board, Good Samaritan Retirement Village Board, National Rifle Association, Osceola County Republican Executive Committee, and Osceola Regional Medical Center Board.[1]

Horner ended his 2012 re-election campaign on Septemebr 24, 2012 after he was named as a client in a prostitution and racketeering case.[2] He was not charged or arrested in the case nor is he a target of the investigation.[2] Horner was named on a client list in a case brought by the Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office against Mark Risner, who is accused of running a brothel out of a home.[2]

Issues

Horner 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.[3]

Horner's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 763 - "Driver License Services: Revises fee charged for driver license transactions administered by county tax collectors; provides for fee to be adjusted in relation to change in Consumer Price Index"
  • HB 999 - "Educational Choice: Establishes Class Size Grant Program to provide option to attend public school other than the one to which student is assigned, or to provide class size grant to private school of choice, for students assigned to classrooms that exceed constitutional class size limits"
  • HB 1437 - "Greyhound Racing Permitholders: Revises definition of "full schedule of live racing or games" as it refers to greyhound permitholders under Florida Pari-mutuel Wagering Act; provides for application to simulcast or intertrack wagering, slot machine gaming, & cardroom operations"

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

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Appropriations
  • Joint Legislative Budget
  • Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Access
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Highway Safety

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Horner ran in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 42. Horner ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012 and would have been challenged by Eileen Game (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Horner ended his re-election campaign on Septemebr 24, 2012 after he was named as a client in a prostitution and racketeering case.[2] He was not charged or arrested in the case nor is he a target of the investigation.[2] Horner was named on a client list in a case brought by the Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office against Mark Risner, who is accused of running a brothel out of a home.[2]

In a statement withdrawing from the race Horner said, "I deeply regret decisions I made that are causing my family unjustifiable pain and embarrassment. While current press accounts from this morning are erroneous, my family still deserves better from me, as do all my friends, supporters and constituents. So today I am announcing I will no longer seek re-election to the Florida House."[5]

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Horner ran for re-election to the 79th District seat in 2010. Horner defeated Eddie Freeman (D), Jose A. Alvarez (Tea Party), and Danny Davis (write-in) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 79
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Mike Horner (R) 24,414 60.84%
Eddie Freeman (D) 13,222 32.95%
José Alvarez (Tea) 2,491 6.21%
Danny Davis (Write-in) 1 0%

Horner defeated Thomas E. Chalifoux, Jr. in the August 24 primary.[7]

Florida House of Representatives, District 79 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Mike Horner 7,590 78.34%
Thomas Chalifoux, Jr. 2,099 21.66%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Horner won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 79th District, defeating Ray Worley (D) and Dion Atchison (write-in). Horner received 34,388 votes in the election while Worley received 30,349 votes, and Atchison received 4 votes.[8] Horner raised $232,905 for his campaign; Worley raised $25,458.[9]

Florida House of Representatives, District 79
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Mike Horner (R) 34,388 53.1%
Ray Worley (D) 30,349 46.9%
Dion Atchison (write-in) 4 0.0%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Horner raised $442,731 in contributions.[10]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Florida Republican Party $44,279
Florida Chamber Of Commerce $4,000
Hospital Corp Of America $4,000
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association $3,000
Florida Institute Of CPAs $3,000

2008

Below are Horner's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[11]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Institute of CPAs $4,500
Hospital Corporation of America $3,000
FL Hospital Assoc $2,500
AT&T $2,500
FL Chamber of Commerce $2,300

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 79
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Matt Caldwell (R)