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Richard Steinberg

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Richard Steinberg
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Florida House of Representatives District 106
Former member
In office
2008 - February 24, 2012
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolMiami Beach Senior High (1990)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida (1994)
Master'sUniversity of Miami (1998)
Personal
Date of birthDecember 23, 1972
Place of birthMiami Beach, Florida
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionJewish
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Richard Steinberg is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the District 106 from 2008 to February 24, 2012.

Steinberg resigned his seat after admitting he sent anonymous inappropriate text messages to Assistant U.S. Attorney Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos over a period of three months.[1]

Biography

Steinberg's professional experience includes working as an attorney.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Dade County Bar Association, and Miami Beach Bar Association and is on the Board of Governors of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Judiciary
  • Subcommittee on Civil Justice, Ranking Minority Member
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Highway Safety

2009-2010

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

Issues

Steinberg 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]

Steinberg's sponsored legislation included:

  • HB 357 - "Child Safety Devices: Provides child-restraint requirements for children 4 through 7 years of age; revises equipment requirements for vessel safety."
  • HB 1067 - "Domestic Partnerships: Provides requirements for formation of domestic partnership; provides for registration of declaration & issuance of certificate of domestic partnership; provides that persons declaring domestic partnership consent to jurisdiction in this state for specified purposes"
  • HB 1257 - "Prescription Drug Donation Program: Renames Cancer Drug Donation Program as Prescription Drug Donation Program; expands drugs & supplies that may be donated under program; expands types of facilities & practitioners that may participate in program."

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

Elections

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Steinberg will not run for re-election in 2012.[4]

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Steinberg ran for re-election to the 106th 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.[5]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Steinberg won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 106th District, defeating Luis Macagno (write-in). Steinberg received 35,523 votes in the election while Macagno received 6 votes.[6] Steinberg raised $339,923 for his campaign.[7]

Florida House of Representatives, District 106
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Steinberg (D) 35,523 100.0%
Luis Macagno (write-in) 6 0.0%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Steinberg raised $22,350 in contributions.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Florida Police Benevolent Association $1,000
Florida Association Of Realtors $1,000
Ronald L Book Governmental Consultants Inc $1,000
AT&T $1,000

2008

Below are Steinberg's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Richard Steinberg $2,228
Dade County Classroom Teachers Assoc $2,000
FL Institute of CPAs $1,500
FL Power & Light $1,000
Lawyers Action $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 106
2008–February 2012
Succeeded by
Kathleen Passidomo (R)