David Jolly

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David Jolly
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 13
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sEmory University
J.D.George Mason University School of Law
Websites
Campaign website
David Jolly is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 13th Congressional District of Florida.[1] He defeated Kathleen Peters and Mark Bircher in the Republican primary on January 14, 2014.[2]

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

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.[3]

Elections

2014

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

Jolly is running 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.[4]

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[5]
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Campaign contributions

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.[6]

“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.”[6]

Personal

Jolly resides in Indian Shores, Florida.[3]

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