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Jolly received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Emory University in Atlanta, [[Georgia]]. He then studied in the evenings to earn a Juris Doctorate cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, [[Virginia]].<ref name="bio">[http://davidjolly.com/meet-david ''David Jolly for Congress,'' "Meet David," accessed November 18, 2013]</ref>
 
Jolly received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Emory University in Atlanta, [[Georgia]]. He then studied in the evenings to earn a Juris Doctorate cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, [[Virginia]].<ref name="bio">[http://davidjolly.com/meet-david ''David Jolly for Congress,'' "Meet David," accessed November 18, 2013]</ref>
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Revision as of 13:33, 26 March 2014

David Jolly
David Jolly.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 13
Incumbent
In office
March 14, 2014-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
PartyRepublican
PredecessorC.W. Bill Young (R)
Elections and appointments
First electedMarch 11, 2014
Next primaryAugust 26, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEmory University
J.D.George Mason University School of Law
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
David Jolly is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Florida's 13th Congressional District. Jolly won election to the U.S. House in a special election on March 11, 2014.[1][2][3] He was sworn into office on March 14, 2014.[4]

He defeated Kathleen Peters and Mark Bircher in the Republican primary on January 14, 2014.[5] He defeated Alex Sink (D), Lucas Overby (L) and write-in candidate Michael Levinson in the special general election.[2]

Biography

Jolly received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He then studied in the evenings to earn a Juris Doctorate cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia.[6]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2014

Issues

Immigration reform

When asked about immigration reform at a debate on February 25, 2014, Alex Sink replied, “Immigration reform is important in our country. It’s one of the main agenda items of the beaches chamber of commerce, for obvious reasons. Because we have a lot of employers over on the beaches that rely upon workers and especially in this high-growth environment, where are you going to get people work to clean our hotel rooms or do our landscaping?...And we don’t need to put those employers in the position of hiring undocumented and illegal workers.”[7]

Jolly responded at a news conference on February 27, 2014, “I think Alex Sink’s comments reflect a bigotry that should disqualify her from representing the people of this community and should disqualify her from serving in the United States Congress. I think it was a disgusting comment.”[7]

Controversy

1989 accident

On February 24, 2014, Jolly acknowledged that as a 16-year-old driver, he struck and killed a pedestrian in a 1989 accident.[8]

Jolly said of the accident: “It took several years for me to get to a place of peace, but not something anybody would ever get over.”[8]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 13th Congressional District special election, 2014

Jolly won election in the special election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 13th District.[1] Jolly defeated Kathleen Peters and Mark Bircher in the Republican primary on January 14, 2014.[9] He defeated Alex Sink (D), Lucas Overby (L) and write-in candidate Michael Levinson in the special general election on March 11, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Florida District 13 General Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Jolly 48.5% 88,294
     Democratic Alex Sink 46.6% 84,877
     Libertarian Lucas Overby 4.8% 8,799
Total Votes 181,970
Source: Unoffocial Results via Associated Press
U.S. House, Florida District 13 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Jolly 44.6% 20,337
Kathleen Peters 31% 14,120
Mark Bircher 24.5% 11,158
Total Votes 45,615
Source: Unofficial results via Associated Press[10]

Endorsements

Young’s widow, Beverly Young, endorsed Jolly on November 2, 2013.[1]

Campaign contributions

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Jolly's reports.[11]

David Jolly (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-Special[12]January 2, 2014$0$388,450$(246,558)$141,891
Year End[13]January 31, 2014$141,891$13,200$(82,136)$72,954
Post-Special[14]April 10, 2014$182,189$352,368$(514,811)$19,746
Running totals
$754,018$(843,505)

Jolly reportedly donated nearly $30,000 to the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates since 2006, with the biggest contribution made to former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., but other donations to Dick Durbin, Barbara Mikulski and late Sen. Daniel Inouye.[15]

“David has been a strong Republican supporter as the numbers show. David also has personal relationships with Democrats and Independents, and in non-competitive races he has supported them,” said Sarah Bascom, a spokeswoman for Jolly. “David has said from day one that this race is about working together with Republicans, Democrats and Independents all for the betterment of Pinellas County.”[15]

Personal

Jolly resides in Indian Shores, Florida.[6]

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