Dennis Jones (Florida)

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Dennis L. Jones
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Florida State Senate District 13
Former member
In office
Term ends
November 16, 2012
Florida House Speaker Pro Tempore
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$133/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 2002
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
Date of birthApril 5, 1941
Office website
Dennis L. Jones (b. April 5, 1941) is a former Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing 13 from 2002 to 2012. Florida term limits disqualified him from re-election in 2012.

Jones was a member of the Executive Committee of the Pinellas County Republican Party. He was also a Legislative Member of the Executive Committee of the Florida Republican. He served in the Florida State House of Representatives from 1978 to 2000. From 1984 to 1986 he was House Minority Floor Whip. He also served as House Speaker Pro Tempore from 1998 to 2000. He joined the Florida State Senate in 2002. He has been Senate Majority Leader since then, representing the 13th District.

Jones is a Chiropractic Physician for Community Care Medical Center Limited Liability Corporation.

Jones attended Saint Petersburg Junior College. He went on to earn his DC from Lincoln Chiropractic College in 1963.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jones was appointed to these committees:


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



On November 4, 2008, Jones won re-election to the 13th District Seat in the Florida State Senate. Jones was unopposed and raised $242,687 for his campaign.[1]

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)

Jones raised $0 in campaign contributions in 2010, a year in which he was not up for election.[2]


In 2008, Jones collected $242,687 in campaign contributions.[3] The six largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Florida Police Benevolent Association $3,000
Direct General Insurance Company $2,500
Florida Association of Realtors $2,000
Florida Retail Federation $1,500
Anesthesiology Leadership Council $1,500
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association $1,500

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Jones and his wife, Susan Davis, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Florida Senate, District 13
Succeeded by
Andy Gardiner (R)