Bill Montford

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Bill Montford
Bill Montford.jpg
Florida State Senate, District 3
Incumbent
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
November 15, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Leon County Commissioner
1982-1988
Education
Associate'sChipola Junior College, 1967
Bachelor'sFlorida State University, 1969
Master'sFlorida State University, 1971
Personal
ProfessionTeacher/CEO
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bill Montford is a Democratic member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Montford earned his B.S. and M.S. from Florida State University. His professional experience includes working as the CEO of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents, Leon County Superintendent of Schools, and a high school principal.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Chair
Education
Appropriations
Banking and Insurance
Gaming
Governmental Oversight and Accountability
Rules

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Montford served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

Montford did not list specific issues on his campaign website. Instead, his campaign themes stressed his background:[1]

  • "A Leader You Can Count On; A Leader Who Makes A Difference"
  • "A Lifetime of Service as an Educator"
  • "A Lifetime of Service to the Community"

Elections

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Montford won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 6. Montford ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated John Shaw (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Florida State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Montford Incumbent 72.8% 165,634
     Republican John Shaw 27.2% 61,956
Total Votes 227,590

2010

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Montford won election, defeating John Shaw (R), David H. Abrams (NPA), and Harrison Arencibian (write-in) in the November 2 general election.[4]

Florida State Senate, District 6
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Montford (D) 99,825 66.98%
John Shaw (R) 44,510 29.87%
David H. Abrams (NPA) 4,686 3.14%
Harrison Arencibian (Write-in) 10 0.01%

Montford defeated Curtis Richardson in the August 24 primary by a margin of 32,352-26,198.

Florida State Senate, District 6 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Montford 32,352
Curtis Richardson 26,198

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Montford is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Montford raised a total of $892,638 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[5]

Bill Montford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 3 Won $347,095
2010 Florida State Senate, District 6 Won $545,543
Grand Total Raised $892,638

2012

Montford won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Montford raised a total of $347,095.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Montford's campaign in 2012
Florida Retail Federation$3,500
Hospital Corp of America$3,500
Florida Police Benevolent Association$2,500
Humana$2,000
Associated Industries of Florida$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$347,095
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Montford won election to the Florida State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Montford raised a total of $545,543.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[6]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[7]
Legislators are scored on their stances on "long term care issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stances on marijuana.
Legislators are scored on a group of bills that LFN selects as a "cross-section of legislation."

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[8]

Legislators are scored on their stances on civil liberty issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[9]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

Personal

Montford and his wife, Jane, have two children.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Dean (R)
Florida Senate District 3
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Alfred Lawson
Florida Senate District 6
2010–2012
Succeeded by
John Thrasher (R)