|Florida House Of Representatives District 98|
|2004 - November 16, 2012|
|Per diem||$133/per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Birthday||July 12, 1940|
|Place of birth||New York, New York|
|Profession||Independent NIKKEN Wellness Consultant|
Sands is a retired businessman.
He is a member of the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education - Children with Special Needs, North Broward Hospital District CRC Mentor in Take Stock in Children Program, Plantation Chamber, and Weston Business Chamber.
Sands did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.
Sands's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 1407 - "Department of Transportation: Prohibits DOT for specified period from entering into agreement with private entity to lease existing transportation facility."
- HB 1409 - "Placement of Children: Authorizes Governor to execute new Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children; specifies provisions of compact; provides for present compact to remain in effect until Governor enters into new compact; provides rulemaking authority to DCFS."
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sands served on these committees:
- Rules & Calendar
- Select Committee on Water Policy, Ranking Minority Member
- Subcommittee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Subcommittee on Appropriations
Sands did not run for re-election in 2012.
Sands ran for re-election to the 98th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. Sands defeated Kimberly Burgess (R) in the general election held November 2, 2010.
| Florida House of Representatives, District 98 |
2010 General election results
|Franklin Sands (D)||20,725||62.9%|
|Kimberly Burgess (R)||12,210||37.1%|
In 2010, Sands raised $219,090 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|Florida Hospital Association||$3,000|
|Flordai Health Care Association||$3,000|
|Florida Police Benevolent Association||$2,500|
|Hospital Corp Of America||$2,500|
Below are Sands's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Hospital Corporation of America||$2,000|
|Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of the FL Bar Assoc||$1,000|
|Bright House Networks||$1,000|
|FL Chamber of Commerce||$1,000|
- Florida House of Representatives - Rep. Franklin Sands
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Sands Biography
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Sands Issue Positions
- Florida Secretary of State Election Division "Candidate List" Accessed June 21, 2012
- Florida Election Watch - 2010 Election results
- District 98 Florida House candidate funds, 2008
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
|Florida House of Representatives District 98
| Succeeded by|
Katie Edwards (D)
State of Florida
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