Charles Chestnut IV
|Charles Chestnut IV|
|Florida House Of Representatives District 23|
|2006 - November 16, 2012|
|Per diem||$133/per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Associate's||Miami-Dade Community College|
|Date of birth||July 27, 1962|
|Place of birth||Gainesville, Florida|
Chestnut has worked as a funeral director and life insurance agent.
He is a member of the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Advisory Committee of the AvMed Health Plan Medicaid, Transportation and Urban Administration Committee of the Florida League of Cities, and the Police Coordinating Committee for Partners Against Crime.
Chestnut 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.
Chestnut's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 677 - "Cellular Telephone Use: Prohibits use of cellular telephone while operating motor vehicle in school zone; provides enhanced penalty."
- HB 739 - "Community College Student Fees: Authorizes community college boards of trustees to establish transportation access fee; limits amount of fee; provides timeframe for fee increase & implementation of increase; prohibits inclusion of fee in calculating amount student receives under Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program awards."
- HB 869 - "License Taxes: Revises annual license tax for operation of motor vehicles, mopeds, motorized bicycles, trailers, & mobile homes."
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Chestnut served on these committees:
- Appropriations, Ranking Minority Member
- Joint Legislative Budget
- Subcommittee on Energy and Utilities
- Subcommittee on Health Care Appropriations
- Subcommittee on K-20 Competitiveness
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Chestnut served on these committees:
- Education Policy Council
- Full Appropriations Council on Education & Economic Development
- Full Appropriations Council on General Government & Health Care
- Health Care Appropriations Committee
- Select Committee on Seminole Indian Compact Review
- Select Policy Council on Strategic and Economic Planning
- State Universities & Private Colleges Policy Committee (Ranking Minority Member)
Chestnut did not run for re-election in 2012.
On November 4, 2008, Chestnut won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 23rd District, defeating Bernie DeCastro (R). Chestnut received 41,074 votes in the election while DeCastro received 17,408 votes. Chestnut raised $84,078 for his campaign; DeCastro raised $4,021.
|Florida House of Representatives, District 23|
|Charles Chestnut IV (D)||41,074||70.2%|
|Bernie DeCastro (R)||17,408||29.8%|
In 2010, Chestnut raised $19,700 in contributions. 
The largest contributor to his campaign was Hospital Corp of America, which donated $1,000.
Below are Chestnut's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|North Central FL Central Labor Council||$1,000|
|Plum Creek Timber||$1,000|
|FL Assoc of Mortgage Brokers||$1,000|
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- Florida House of Representatives - Rep. Charles Chestnut IV
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Chestnut Biography
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Chestnut Issue Positions
- Florida Secretary of State Election Division "Candidate List" Accessed June 21, 2012
- Florida Election Watch - 2010 Election results
- Florida House official election results for 2008
- District 23 Florida House candidate funds, 2008
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
|Florida House of Representatives District 23
| Succeeded by|
Dennis K. Baxley (R)
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