Chris Dorworth

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Chris Dorworth
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Florida House Of Representatives District 34
Former member
In office
November 2007 - November 16, 2012
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$133/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida (1998)
Master'sDuke University (2006)
Date of birthJune 17, 1976
Place of birthFort Lauderdale, Florida
ProfessionReal Estate Investor
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Chris Dorworth was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 34th District from 2007 to 2012.

Dorworth serves as Chair of the Seminole Community College District Board of Trustees, on the Board of Directors of the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Chair of the Seminole Soil and Water Conservation District.[1]


Dorworth 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]

Dorworth's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 497 - "Paid Petition Circulators: Provides registration & training requirements for paid petition circulators; prohibits compensation to those not properly registered"
  • HB 561 - "Carrying of Concealed Weapons or Firearms: Provides that any county court judge, circuit court judge, district court of appeal judge, justice of Supreme Court, federal district court judge, or federal court of appeals judge serving in this state, or such a judge who is retired or on senior status, & in compliance with specified requirements shall be allowed to carry concealed weapon or firearm at any time & into any place or facility in state"
  • HB 1091 - "Use of Hoax Firearms: Defines term "hoax firearm" for specified purposes; revises provisions relating to robbery, carjacking, & home-invasion robbery to provide increased penalties when hoax firearm is carried in course of committing offense; conforms provision."

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

Committee assignments


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

  • Economic Affairs
  • Finance & Tax, Vice Chair
  • Rules & Calendar
  • Subcommittee on Community and Military Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Rulemaking and Regulation, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations


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



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dorworth ran in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 29. Dorworth defeated John Moffitt and Jeffrey Onest in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was defeated by Mike Clelland (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Clelland 50.1% 36,983
     Republican Chris Dorworth Incumbent 49.9% 36,837
Total Votes 73,820

Florida House of Representatives, District 29 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Dorworth Incumbent 58.1% 6,893
John Moffitt 33.1% 3,927
Jeffrey Onest 8.7% 1,036
Total Votes 11,856


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dorworth won re-election to the 34th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. Dorworth defeated Steven Douglas Barnes, who ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket, and John DeVries, who ran for the Florida Tea Party. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 34
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Dorworth (R) 21,853 52.42%
Steven Douglas Barnes (D) 17,169 41.19%
John DeVries (Tea) 2,665 6.39%


In 2008, Dorworth won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 34th District. Dorworth ran unopposed in the general election. He raised $74,848 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Dorworth raised $338,567 in contributions. [6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Florida Republican Party $32,342
Hospital Corp Of America $4,000
Florida Chamber Of Commerce $3,000
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association $3,000


Below are Dorworth's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[7]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Chamber of Commerce $1,083
AT&T $1,000
FL Home Builders Assoc $1,000
FL Association of Insurance Agents $1,000
Bright House Networks $1,000

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Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 34
Succeeded by
Jimmie Todd Smith (R)