Charles Van Zant

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Charles Van Zant
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Florida House of Representatives, District 19
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida, 1968
OtherSouthern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1974; Western Baptist Theological Seminary, 2001
Personal
BirthdayJacksonville, Florida
Place of birthNovember 24, 1943
ProfessionArchitect
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Charles E. Van Zant is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Van Zant's professional experience includes working as the owner of Van Zant Associates and an architect with Bruce McCarty and Associates; Kemp, Bunch, and Jackson; Reynolds, Smith and Hills; Richmond Construction Company and Tafel-Schickli Associates.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Local & Federal Affairs
Rules & Calendar
Collective Bargaining, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Zant served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Van Zant did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Van Zant's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 341 - "Termination of Pregnancy: Prohibits nonresident minor from petitioning circuit court in this state for judicial waiver of notice of termination of pregnancy."
  • HB 1219 - "Regulation of State Lands and Oil and Gas Resources: Authorizes Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund to accept bids for oil & gas leases on specified submerged lands"
  • HB 1291 - "Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Projects: Provides for DMS & state agency or local government to receive or solicit proposals to enter into public works infrastructure project agreement with private entity, or consortium of private entities, to build, operate, or finance public works infrastructure project"

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

Elections

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Charles Van Zant was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Van Zant won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 19. Van Zant ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Van Zant won re-election to the 21st District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 24 primary or in the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Van Zant won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 21st District, defeating Linda Meyers (D). Van Zant received 32,279 votes in the election while Myers received 30,396 votes.[7] Van Zant raised $266,911 for his campaign; Myers raised $193,967.[8]

Florida House of Representatives, District 21
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Van Zant (R) 32,279 51.5%
Linda Myers (D) 30,396 48.5%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Van Zant is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Van Zant raised a total of $194,701 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[9]

Charles Van Zant's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 19 $81,133
2010 Florida State House, District 21 $86,657
2008 Florida State House, District 21 $26,911
Grand Total Raised $194,701

2012

Van Zant won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Van Zant raised a total of $81,133.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Van Zant's campaign in 2012
Van Zant, Charles$4,000
Associated Builders & Contractors of Florida$1,500
Hospital Corp of America$1,000
Jp Browning Consulting Llc$750
Ferrara, Philip J$500
Total Raised in 2012$81,133
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Van Zant won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Van Zant raised a total of $86,657.

2008

Van Zant won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Van Zant raised a total of $266,911.

Personal

Van Zant has been a member of the American Institute of Architects, Gospel Lighthouse International and the National Rifle Association.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Weinstein (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 19
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 21
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Keith Perry (R)