Ari Abraham Porth
|Ari Abraham Porth|
|Florida House Of Representatives District 96|
|2004 - November 16, 2012|
|Per diem||$133/per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||Northeastern University (1991)|
|J.D.||Nova Southeastern University (1995)|
|Birthday||September 25, 1970|
|Place of birth||Washington, D.C.|
Porth currently serves as Assistant State Attorney in Broward County, and was legislative aide to United States Senator Bob Graham from 1991-1992.
He is a member of the Anti-Defamation League, Chair of the Law Related Education Committee - Broward County Bar Association of the Broward Young Democrats, and a founding Board Member of the Children's Home Society.
Porth did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.
Porth's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 45 - "Traffic Infractions: Provides surcharge on noncriminal moving traffic violations; provides for proceeds from such surcharge to be used to fund cost of civil traffic infraction hearing officers."
- HB 139 - "Driving Restrictions: Revises age restrictions on issuance of driver's licenses by DHSMV; prohibits issuance of driver's license to person under certain age unless driver education requirements are met; prohibits person under certain age from operating motor vehicle with more than one passenger & from operating motor vehicle during certain times"
- HB 889 - "Highway Safety: Creates "Deputy Michael Callin, Michael Haligowski, & Deputy Ryan C. Seguin Memorial Traffic Safety Act"; requires motor vehicle being driven by person whose driver license or driving privilege is canceled, suspended, revoked, or disqualified to be impounded or immobilized; provides for notice to driver, owners, insurers, & lienholders; provides for payment of costs and fees, release of motor vehicle, & sale of unclaimed motor vehicle"
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Porth served on these committees:
- Health & Human Services
- Judiciary, Ranking Minority Member
- Rules & Calendar
- Subcommittee on Criminal Justice
- Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Access
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Porth served on these committees:
- Criminal & Civil Justice Appropriations Committee
- Health Care Regulation Policy Committee (Ranking Minority Member)
- Health & Family Services Policy Council
- Policy Council
- Select Policy Council on Strategic and Economic Planning
Porth did not run for re-election in 2012.
Porth ran for re-election to the 96th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. Porth defeated Jason Weakley (Tea party) in the general election held November 2, 2010.
| Florida House of Representatives, District 96 |
2010 General election results
|Ari Abraham Porth (D)||24,472||71.3%|
|Jason Weakley (TEA)||9,867||28.7%|
In 2010, Porth raised $66,777 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|Hospital Corp Of America||$2,000|
|Florida Hospital Association||$2,000|
|Florida Association Of Realtors||$2,000|
Below are Porth's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Hospital Corporation of America||$2,000|
|Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of the FL Bar Assoc||$1,000|
|White Rock Quarries||$500|
- Florida House of Representatives - Rep. Ari Abraham Porth
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Porth Biography
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Porth Issue Positions
- Florida Secretary of State Election Division "Candidate List" Accessed June 21, 2012
- Florida Election Watch - 2010 Election results
- District 96 Florida House candidate funds, 2008
- 2010 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
|Florida House of Representatives District 96
| Succeeded by|
Jim Waldman (D)
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