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Betty Reed
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Florida House Of Representatives District 61
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$29,687/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sNational-Louis University
Personal
Place of birthPelham, Georgia
ProfessionRetired Educator
ReligionBible-based Fellowship
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Betty Reed is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 61 since 2012.

Reed was a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 59th District from 2006 to 2012.

Reed has worked as a Post Secondary College Administrator.

She is a member of the Florida State Parent Teacher's Association Board, President of Lucy Dell Civic, Chairperson of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Political Action, and Associate Director of the North Tampa Chamber Association.[1]

Issues

Reed 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.[2]

Reed's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 597 - "Homelessness: Revises, provides & deletes definitions; increases & revises membership on Council of Homelessness; removes member from obsolete organization; creates Housing First program; provides components of program; provides that local continuums of care that adopt program be given funding priority; provides legislative findings & intent relating to young adults leaving foster care, etc. "
  • HB 755 - "Water Conservation: Revises requirements for automatic landscape irrigation systems; provides requirement for certain residential construction; requires licensed contractors to inspect such systems for compliance with specified requirements & ensure compliance before completing other work"
  • HB 1037 - "Community Corrections Assistance to Counties or County Consortiums: Deletes military-style boot camps from & adds rehabilitative community reentry programs to list of programs, services, & facilities that may be funded using community corrections funds."

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Democratic Ranking Member
Rules & Calendar

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Reed won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 61. Reed defeated Tatiana M. Denson in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 61 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBetty Reed Incumbent 80.9% 8,718
Tatiana M. Denson 19.1% 2,056
Total Votes 10,774

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Reed ran for re-election to the 59th District seat in 2010. She did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary or in the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

2008

In 2008, Reed won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 59th District. Reed ran unopposed in the general election. She raised $67,026 for her campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Reed is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Reed raised a total of $220,394 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[6]

Betty Reed's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 61 Won $58,165
2010 Florida State House, District 59 Won $32,595
2008 Florida State House, District 59 Won $67,026
2006 Florida State House, District 59 Won $62,608
Grand Total Raised $220,394

2012

Reed won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Reed raised a total of $58,165.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Betty Reed's campaign in 2012
Bright House Networks$1,000
Florida Beer Wholesalers Association$1,000
Florida Dental Association$1,000
Humana$1,000
At&T$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$58,165
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Reed won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Reed raised a total of $32,595.

2008

Reed won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Reed raised a total of $67,026.

2006

Reed won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Reed raised a total of $62,608.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Will Weatherford (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 61
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 59
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Ross Spano (R)