|Florida State Senate District 36|
|November 17, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Florida House of Representatives|
|Miami Gardens City Council|
Braynon served on the Miami Gardens City Council from 2003-2008, and was Vice Mayor from 2005-2007. He resigned from the house in 2010 to seek Frederica Wilson's vacated District 33 senate seat, winning a 2011 special election.
Braynon works as a Governmental Consultant with the Pittman Law Group.
He is a member of 5000 Role Models, City of Miami Gardens Performing Arts Center Executive Board, Miami Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, and Saint Agnes Episcopal Church.
Braynon did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.
Braynon's 2011 special election campaign site emphasizes several key policy positions and campaign themes:
- "Keep families in their homes."
- "Fight for more effective bank regulations."
- "Bring jobs to District 33 through the economic development of main corridors.
- "Citizens Independent Transit Trust - creating jobs for local government and businesses in District 33."
- "Bring business to our district."
- "Ensuring that Miami-Dade County receives proper funding from the state for our public schools."
- "Encouraging, developing, and supporting programs, such as The 500 Role Models of Excellence, that will tackle the high dropout rate of black males in Miami-Dade County."
- "Maintaining local control of our public school system."
- "Protecting the Class Size Amendment and making sure that we have small class sizes for all of our public schools."
- "Supporting phasing-out/elimination of high stakes tests."
- "Encouraging Neighborhood Crime Watch Programs so we can take an active role in the safety of our community."
- "Encouraging federal grant funding for programs that encourage community policing."
- Protecting Us and Our interests:
- "Protecting the pension and retirement of our government employees."
- "Preserving our Medicaid and Medicare benefits."
- "Supporting the reforms passed by Congress and our President of our health care industry."
- "Fighting against an Arizona-style immigration law."
Braynon's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 927 - "Trafficking in Cocaine: Provides for person to be sentenced to mandatory minimum term of imprisonment following second or subsequent conviction of selling, purchasing, manufacturing, delivering, or bringing specified quantity of cocaine into state."
- HB 1205 - "Charter County Transit System Surtax: Changes name of surtax to Charter County Transportation System Surtax; expands eligible counties authorized to levy surtax; requires interlocal agreements in certain counties to be updated no less than every 5 years to include certain municipalities."
- HB 7019 - "OGSR/Government-Sponsored Recreation Programs: Removes scheduled repeal under Open Government Sunset Review Act of exemption from public records requirements for information that would identify or locate child who participates in government-sponsored recreation program or parent or guardian of child"
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Braynon served on the following committees:
|Florida Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Regulated Industries, Vice-chair|
|• Children, Families, and Elder Affairs|
|• Ethics and Elections|
|• Health Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Braynon served on these committees:
|Florida Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities|
|• Regulated Industries|
|• Public Counsel Oversight|
- See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012
Braynon won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 36. Braynon ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Braynon resigned from the house in 2010 to seek Frederica Wilson's vacated senate seat. A special election primary was held February 8, and a special general election was held March 1. Branyon defeated three opponents in the February 8 special Democratic primary. He went on to defeat Joe Celestin (R) in the special general election.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010 Braynon raised $28,863 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Florida House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Oscar Braynon's campaign in 2010|
|Hospital Corp of America||$1,000|
|Florida Education Association||$1,000|
|Florida Association of Realtors||$1,000|
|Preferred Medical Plan||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$28,863|
Below are Braynon's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|West Flagler Associates||$500|
|Ronald Book Government Consultants||$500|
|FL Justice Assoc||$500|
|Ronald L Book||$500|
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- Legislation approved by Florida Senate could deny Miami Dolphins some ... - MiamiHerald.com (blog)
- Florida Senate says let the music play... loudly - WTSP 10 News
- 'WE'RE DONE' - Florida Courier
- Five Questions for Brian Pitts - Sunshine State News
- Listen to the Podcast of Omar Kelly's WQAM radio show - Sun-Sentinel (blog)
- Voting rights groups assail Senate elections package - Tampabay.com (blog)
- Dolphins, Orlando stadium dreams going down on Legislature's final day - Orlando Sentinel (blog)
- 'We're very comfortable with where we are,' Weatherford says - The Florida Current
- What Tallahassee Lawmakers Failed To Do in 2013 - WLRN
- Clock Ticking In Legislature For Stadium Deal - CBS Local
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Prior to leaving the house, Braynon served on the following committees:
- Administrative Procedures Committee, Florida State Legislature
- Economic Development & Community Affairs Policy Council
- Government Operations Appropriations Committee
- Governmental Affairs Policy Committee (Ranking Minority Member)
- Florida House of Representatives - Rep. Oscar Braynon II
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Braynon Biography
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Braynon Issue Positions
- ↑ Florida Division of Elections "Candidate List" Accessed April 15, 2012
- ↑ Florida Division of Elections, Official Primary Results
- ↑ Miami Herald, "Crowd jostles for vacant seat in Florida Senate," December 28, 2010
- ↑ Miami Herald, "Braynon, Pritchett win special elections," February 8, 2011
- ↑ Miami Herald, Braynon defeats Celestin in Florida Senate race," March 1, 2011
- ↑ Florida Election Watch - 2010 Election results
- ↑ District 103 Florida House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ 2010 Campaign contributions to Oscar Braynon
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
Miguel Diaz de la Portilla
|Florida Senate, District 36
| Succeeded by|
|Florida Senate, District 33
| Succeeded by|
|Florida House of Representatives District 103
| Succeeded by|