John Wood (Florida)

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John Wood
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Florida House of Representatives, District 41
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,687/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sColumbia University, 1974
J.D.Florida State University, 1977
Personal
BirthdayDecember 7, 1952
Place of birthLakeland, Florida
ProfessionAttorney, Realtor, CEO of John Wood Enterprises
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Wood is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 41. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Wood's professional experience includes working as the Chief Executive Officer of John Wood Enterprises, attorney and realtor.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Health & Human Services

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wood served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wood served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Wood 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.[2]

Wood's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 995 - "Sovereign Immunity: Provides that subdivision of state may pay judgment in excess of statutory limits on waiver of sovereign immunity without act of Legislature if it so chooses; provides that such payment in excess of limits does not waive subdivision's defense of sovereign immunity or increase limits of its liability."
  • HB 1141 - "Adult Protective Services: Provides for protective services to apply to vulnerable adults"
  • HB 1159 - "Pub. Rec./Florida Hurricane Protection Program: Provides exemption from public records requirements for certain records of Florida Hurricane Protection Program of Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund"

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House website.

Elections

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wood won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 41. Wood defeated John W. Lindsey, Jr. in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Karen Cooper Welzel (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Wood Incumbent 51.5% 32,359
     Democratic Karen Cooper Welzel 48.5% 30,514
Total Votes 62,873
Florida House of Representatives, District 41 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Wood Incumbent 65% 5,981
John W. Lindsey, Jr. 35% 3,214
Total Votes 9,195

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wood ran for re-election to the 65th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. Wood defeated Joshua Davis (NPA) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 65
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Wood (R) 30,072 67.30%
Joshua Davis (NPA) 14,614 32.70%

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Wood won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 65th District, defeating Bob Hagenmaier (D). Wood received 35,398 votes in the election while Hagenmaier received 32,948 votes.[5] Wood raised $207,569 for his campaign; Hagenmaier raised $12,086.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 65
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Wood (R) 35,398 51.8%
Bob Hagenmaier (D) 32,948 48.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wood is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Wood raised a total of $543,846 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[7]

John Wood's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 41 Won $237,191
2010 Florida State House, District 65 Won $99,086
2008 Florida State House, District 65 Won $207,569
Grand Total Raised $543,846

2012

Wood won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wood raised a total of $237,191.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Wood (Florida)'s campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$13,706
Hospital Corp of America$4,000
Health Management Associates$2,500
Florida Optometric Association$2,000
Florida Hospital Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$237,191
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Wood won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Wood raised a total of $99,086.

2008

Wood won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Wood raised a total of $207,569.

Personal

Wood has served as Executive Board Member/Vice President of Endowment of the Gulf Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of America. He has been a member of the East Polk Association of Realtors, Lakeland Bar Association and the Polk County Builders Association.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stephen Precourt (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 41
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 65
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Carl Zimmerman (D)