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Gary Siplin

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Gary Siplin
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Florida State Senate District 19
Former member
In office
Term ends
November 16, 2012
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$133/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
Bachelor'sJohnson C. Smith University (1973)
Master'sUniversity of Pittsburgh (1977)
J.D.Duquesne University (1988)
Date of birthOctober 21, 1954
Office website
Gary Siplin (b. October 21, 1954) is a former Democratic member of the Florida State Senate, representing 19 from 2002 to 2012. Florida term limits disqualified him from re-election in 2012.

Siplin served in the Florida State House of Representatives from 2000 to 2002.

Siplin was a Law Clerk for United States District Judge Edward Davis in 1981. He then worked as an Assistant Attorney for Miami-Dade County in 1982. He is currently an attorney.

Siplin earned his BA in Political Science from Johnson C. Smith University in 1973. He went on to receive his MA in Public/International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 1977. He then earned his JD from Duquesne University in 1988.

Committee assignments


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


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



On November 4, 2008, Siplin won re-election to the 19th District Seat in the Florida State Senate, defeating Belinda Ortiz (R). Siplin raised $220,653 for his campaign, while Ortiz raised $293,347. [1]

Florida State Senate, District 19 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Siplin (D) 79,845 50.5%
Belinda Ortiz (R) 78,218 49.5%

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)

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


In 2008, Siplin collected $220,653 in campaign contributions.[3] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Florida Democratic Party $103,031
Hospital Corporation of America $4,000
Florida Hospital Association $2,500
Florida Chamber of Commerce $2,000
Florida Dental Association $1,500

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Siplin and his wife, Victoria Pierre, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Florida Senate, District 19
Succeeded by
Arthenia Joyner (D)