Joe Saunders

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Joe Saunders
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Florida House of Representatives District 49
In office
November 20, 2012-Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$29,687/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Central Florida (2005)
Campaign website
Joe Saunders is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 49 since 2012.


  • 2005: University of Central Florida, Political Science, Women's Studies, Legal Studies

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Saunders served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Saunders won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 49. Saunders defeated Shayan Elahi in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Marco Pena (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2]

Florida House of Representatives, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Saunders 56% 33,267
     Republican Marco Pena 44% 26,178
Total Votes 59,445

Florida House of Representatives, District 49 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Saunders 51.9% 3,425
Shayan Elahi 48.1% 3,175
Total Votes 6,600

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Saunders is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Saunders raised a total of $277,648 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[3]

Joe Saunders's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 49 Won $277,648
Grand Total Raised $277,648


Saunders won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Saunders raised a total of $277,648.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Darren Soto (D)
Florida House of Representatives District 49
Succeeded by