Steve Oelrich

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Steve Oelrich
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Florida State Senate District 14
Former member
In office
2006-2012
Term ends
November 16, 2012
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$133/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2006
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sFlorida State University (1970)
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 29, 1945
Place of birthPensacola, Florida
ProfessionRetired law enforcement
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Steve Oelrich (b. September 29, 1945) is a former Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing 14 from 2006 to 2012. Redistricting led Oelrich to pursue the new 3rd District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Biography

Education:[1]

  • 1968: Saint Petersburg Junior College, AA in Police Administration
  • 1970: Florida State University, B.S. in Criminology

Career

  • 1992-2006: Sheriff of Alachua County[1]

Oelrich has been a Special Agent for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He has also worked as a Police Officer for the City of Saint Petersburg.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Oelrich was appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Redistricting led Oelrich to pursue the new 3rd District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He lost to Ted Yoho in the August 14 Republican primary.[2]

Primary results

The primary took place on August 14.[3]

Republican Primary
Florida's 3rd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTed Yoho 34.4% 22,273
Clifford Stearns 33% 21,398
Steve Oelrich 19% 12,329
James Jett 13.5% 8,769
Total Votes 64,769

2010

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Oelrich won re-election to the 14th District seat in 2010. He defeated Perry McGriff in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Florida State Senate, District 14
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Oelrich (R) 70,789 53.83%
Perry McGriff (D) 60,725 46.17%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Oelrich won election to the 14th District Seat in the Florida State Senate, defeating Edward L. Jennings, Jr. (D). Oelrich raised $802,718 for his campaign, while Jennings raised $478,684.[5]

Florida State Senate, District 14 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Oelrich (R) 64,714 53.8%
Edward L. Jennings, Jr. (D) 55,621 46.2%

Campaign donors

2010

Oelrich raised $397,426 in campaign contributions in 2010. The largest contributors are listed below.[6]

Florida State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Oelrich's campaign in 2010
Florida Republican Party$49,189
Florida Chamber Of Commerce$6,500
Florida Retail Federation$3,500
Florida Police Benevolent Association$3,500
Hospital Corp Of America$3,000
Total Raised in 2010 $397,426

2008

In 2008, a year in which he was not up for election, Oelrich collected $13,450 in campaign contributions.[7] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers $1,000
Spencer Barrett $500
Sunbelt Milk Producers $500
Everglades Management $500
Preferred Medical Plan $500

2006

In 2006, Oelrich collected $802,718 in campaign contributions.[8] The six largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Florida Republican Party $300,448
Wellcare Health Plans $7,000
Florida Retail Federation $4,500
Florida Hospital Association $2,500
Comprehensive Health Management $2,000
Florida Chamber of Commerce $2,000

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Personal

Oelrich and his wife, Rose Mary Treadway, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Florida Senate, District 14
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Darren Soto (D)