Richard Glorioso

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Richard Glorioso
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Florida House of Representatives District 62
Former member
In office
2004 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNortheastern University (1967)
Master'sCentral Michigan University (1974)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1967 - 1994
Date of birthNovember 22, 1943
Place of birthDanbury, Connecticut
ProfessionColonel, U.S. Air Force (retired)
Richard Glorioso is a former Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 62 from 2004 to 2012. He served on the Plant City Commission from 1998 to 2004.


Glorioso served as a Colonel in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1994.

Committee assignments


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

  • Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on Criminal Justice
  • Subcommittee on Justice, Chair


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


Glorioso 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.[1]

Glorioso's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 1 - "Safety Belt Law Enforcement: Creates Dori Slosberg & Katie Marchetti Safety Belt Law; deletes provision exempting certain passengers from using safety belt; provides safety belt exemption for motor vehicles not required to be equipped with safety belts under federal law; deletes requirement for enforcement of Florida Safety Belt Law as secondary action."
  • HB 1295 - "Art in Public Buildings: Repeals requirement that specified portion of appropriations for new construction of state buildings be used for art"
  • HB 5013 - "Transportation: Revises powers & duties of DOT to provide for certain environmental conditions; exempts transportation projects funded by American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 from specified caps on annual contract amounts"

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



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Glorioso did not run for re-election in 2012.[2]


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Glorioso ran for re-election to the 62nd 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.[3]


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Glorioso won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 62nd District. Glorioso ran unopposed in the election. He raised $90,940 for his campaign.[4]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Glorioso raised $112,572 in contributions.[5]

His six largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Florida Chamber Of Commerce $1,500
Hospital Corp Of America $1,000
Florida Association Of Realtors $1,000
Ronald L Book Governmental Consultants Inc $1,000
Florida Police Benevolent Association $1,000
Southern Gardens Citrus Holding Corp $1,000


Below are Glorioso's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[6]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Assoc of Realtors $1,250
Bright House Networks $1,000
Ruden McCloskey $1,000
FL Hospital Assoc $1,000
Carlton Fields $500


He is a member of the Airlift Tanker Association, American Legion Post 26, Class Car Show Committee, Disabled American Veterans, Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Order of Daedalians, Plant City Chamber of Commerce Committee and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4590.[7]

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Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 62
Succeeded by
Janet Cruz (D)