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Don Gaetz
Don Gaetz.jpg
Florida State Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
November 15, 2016
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Senate President
2013-present
Compensation
Base salary$29,687/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Superintendent, Okaloosa County School District
2000-2006
Education
Bachelor'sConcordia University
Master'sTroy State University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 22, 1947
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Don Gaetz (b. January 22, 1947) is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 1 since 2006. He currently serves as President of the Senate.

Gaetz was Town Chair of Seaside, Florida, from 1990 to 1991. He was a member of the Okaloosa School Board from 1994 to 2000. He then served as Superintendent of the Okaloosa County School District from 2000 to 2006. He joined the Florida State Senate in 2006.

Gaetz was Co-Founder/Vice-Chair of the VITAS Healthcare Corporation from 1984 to 2004.

Gaetz earned his Bachelors in Religion/Political Science from Concordia University. He went on to receive his MPA from Troy State University.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Don Gaetz endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Gaetz won election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 1. Gaetz ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Florida State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon Gaetz Incumbent 74.4% 160,016
     Independent Richard Harrison 25.6% 55,018
Total Votes 215,034

2010

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Gaetz won re-election to the 4th District Seat in 2010. He did not face any opposition in the August 24 primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. No Democrats filed to run for the District 4 seat.[3]

2006

On November 7, 2006, Gaetz won election to the 4th District Seat in the Florida State Senate. Gaetz was unopposed and raised $724,128 for his campaign. [4]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gaetz is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Gaetz raised a total of $1,796,783 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[5]

Don Gaetz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 1 Won $727,935
2010 Florida State Senate, District 4 Won $344,720
2008 Florida State Senate, District 4 Not up for election $0
2006 Florida State Senate, District 4 Won $724,128
Grand Total Raised $1,796,783

2012

Gaetz won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Gaetz raised a total of $727,935.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Don Gaetz's campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$7,902
Florida Retail Federation$4,500
Hospital Corp of America$4,000
Florida Society of Anesthesiologists$4,000
Humana$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$727,935
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Gaetz won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Gaetz raised a total of $344,720.

2006

Gaetz won election to the Florida State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Gaetz raised a total of $724,128.

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Personal

Gaetz and his wife, Victoria, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Audrey Gibson (D)
Florida Senate District 1
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Charlie Clary (R)
Florida Senate District 4
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Aaron Bean