Andy Gardiner

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Andy Gardiner
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Florida State Senate District 13
In office
Term ends
November 15, 2016
Years in position 7
Florida State Senate Majority Leader
Florida House of Representatives Majority Leader
Base salary$29,687/year
Per diem$133/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
Bachelor'sStetson University (1992)
Date of birthJanuary 23, 1969
Office website
Andy Gardiner (b. January 23, 1969) is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 13 since 2008.

Gardiner was on the Orange County Republican Executive Committee. He served in the Florida State House of Representatives from 2001 to 2008. From 2004 to 2006 he was House Majority Leader. He joined the Florida State Senate in 2008 and has served in that position since. He has been Senate Majority Whip since 2008, representing the 9th district.

Gardiner was Director of Community and Business Relations for Orlando Health. He has also worked as Executive Director of the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce.

Gardiner earned his BS in Political Science/Psychology from Stetson University in 1992.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Gardiner won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 9. Gardiner ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Christopher Charles Pennington (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Florida State Senate, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Gardiner Incumbent 55.4% 117,422
     Democratic Christopher Charles Pennington 44.6% 94,514
Total Votes 211,936


On November 4, 2008, Gardiner won election to the 9th District Seat in the Florida State Senate, defeating Darius L. Davis (D) and Jacob J. Hanselman, III (WRI). Gardiner raised $451,266, while Davis raised $17,294 and Hanselman raised $30. [3]

Florida State Senate, District 9 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Gardiner (R) 119,070 58.4%
Darius L. Davis (D) 84,800 41.6%
Jacob J. Hanselman III (WRI) N/A N/A

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010 (Off-cycle)

Gardiner raised $5,000 in campaign contributions in 2010, a year in which he was not up for election. The largest contributors are listed below.[4]


In 2008, Gardiner collected $451,266 in campaign contributions.[5] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Hospital Corporation of America $4,000
Florida Institute of CPAs $4,000
AT&T $3,500
Florida Hospital Association $3,500
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association $3,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis Jones (R)
Florida State Senate, District 13
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Florida State Senate, District 9
Succeeded by
Audrey Gibson