Thad Altman

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Thad Altman
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Florida State Senate, District 16
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
November 17, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
2003 - 2008
Brevard County Commissioner
1984 - 1992
Education
Associate'sBrevard Community College
Bachelor'sRollins College, 1987
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 8, 1955
ProfessionContractor
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Thad Altman (b. September 8, 1955) is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Altman served as Commissioner of Brevard County from 1984 to 1992. He then won a special election to the Florida House of Representatives in March of 2003, serving until 2008.

Biography

Altman earned his A.A. from Brevard Community College in 1975, attended the University of Houston from 1975 to 1977 and earned his B.S. from Rollins College in 1987.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Altman served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security, Chair
Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Criminal Justice
Environmental Preservation and Conservation
Public Counsel Oversight

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Altman served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Altman served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Thad Altman endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Thad Altman defeated Monique Miller in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election. Lloyd Stanton French (I) withdrew from the race in early September.[2][3][4]

Florida State Senate, District 16 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngThad Altman Incumbent 65.2% 25,581
Monique Miller 34.8% 13,657
Total Votes 39,238

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Altman won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 16. Altman ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Dominic A. Fallo, II (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Florida State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThad Altman Incumbent 62.8% 143,459
     Democratic Dominic A. Fallo II 37.2% 84,824
Total Votes 228,283

2010

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Altman won re-election to the 24th District seat in 2010. He defeated non party affiliate candidate W. Steven Edmonds in the November 2, 2010 general election. No Democrats filed to run for the District 24 seat.[7]

Florida State Senate, District 24
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thad Altman (R) 103,357 67.19%
W. Steven Edmonds (NPA) 50,478 32.81%

Altman defeated Robert William Carmichael in the August 24 primary by a margin of 30,739-14,682.

Florida State Senate, District 24 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thad Altman 30,739
Robert William Carmichael 14,682

2008

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Altman won election to the 24th District Seat in the Florida State Senate, defeating Kendall T. Moore (D). Altman raised $743,518 for his campaign, while Moore raised $228,991.[8]

Florida State Senate, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thad Altman (R) 139,273 58.6%
Kendall T. Moore (D) 98,476 41.4%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Altman is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Altman raised a total of $1,604,938 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[9]

Thad Altman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 16 Won $231,672
2010 Florida State Senate, District 24 Won $375,608
2008 Florida State Senate, District 24 Won $743,518
2006 Florida State House, District 30 Won $55,389
2004 Florida State House, District 30 Won $139,637
2000 Florida State House, District 32 Defeated $59,114
Grand Total Raised $1,604,938

2012

Altman won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Altman raised a total of $231,672.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thad Altman's campaign in 2012
Hospital Corp of America$3,000
Florida Hospital Association$2,500
Florida Association of Realtors$2,000
Humana$2,000
Florida Police Benevolent Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$231,672
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Altman won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Altman raised a total of $375,608.

2008

Altman won election to the Florida State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Altman raised a total of $743,518.

2006

Altman won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Altman raised a total of $55,389.

2004

Altman won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Altman raised a total of $139,637.

2000

Altman lost the election for the Florida House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Altman raised a total of $59,114.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[10]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[11]
Legislators are scored on their stances on "long term care issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stances on marijuana.
Legislators are scored on a group of bills that LFN selects as a "cross-section of legislation."

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[12]

Legislators are scored on their stances on civil liberty issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[13]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

Personal

Altman and his wife, Mary Pat, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Latvala
Florida State Senate, District 16
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida State Senate, District 24
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Tom Lee