Andy Gardiner

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Andy Gardiner
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Florida State Senate District 9
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website Senate website
Andy Gardiner (b. January 23, 1969) is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate. He represents District 9, and currently serves as State Senate Majority Leader. Gardiner did not run for re-election in 2010.

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



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. [1]

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 donations


In 2008, Gardiner collected $451,266 in campaign contributions.[2] 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

External links

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  1. 2008 Senate District 9 Election Results
  2. 2008 contributions to Andy Gardiner
Political offices
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Florida Senate, District 9
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