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Andy Gardiner
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Florida State Senate District 13
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
November 15, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Florida State Senate Majority Leader
Florida House of Representatives Majority Leader
2004-2006
Compensation
Base salary$29,687/year
Per diem$131/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
2001-2008
Education
Bachelor'sStetson University (1992)
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 23, 1969
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Environmental Preservation and Conservation
Ethics and Elections
Gaming
Judiciary
Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security
Rules
Legislative Budget Commission

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

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

2008

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

2012

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]

Florida State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Andy Gardiner's campaign in 2010
Dascal Fanny$500
Chariff Jonathan$500
Diaz-Rousselot Guillermo$500
Vista Motor Co$500
Hoffman Larry$500
Total Raised in 2010 $5,000

2008

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
2008–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida State Senate, District 9
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Audrey Gibson