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Larry Ahern

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Larry Ahern
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Florida House Of Representatives District 66
In office
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$29,687/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1973-1977
Date of birthApril 26, 1955
Place of birthDetroit, Michigan
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Office website
Larry Ahern (b. April 26, 1955) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 66 since 2012. Ahern represented District 51 from 2010 to 2012.

Ahern owns a swimming pool remodeling and commercial fountain business, Larry Ahern Pool Remodeling, Inc. Before he started that business, he owned and operated Tyrone Discount Pool Supplies for 20 years. Ahern served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He and his wife, Maureen, reside in St. Petersburg, and have three daughters.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ahern served on no standing committees:


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


Presidential preference


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

Larry Ahern endorsed Herman Cain in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ahern won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 66. Ahern ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Mary Louise Ambrose (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2]

Florida House of Representatives, District 66, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Ahern Incumbent 53.1% 40,764
     Democratic Mary Louise Ambrose 46.9% 35,951
Total Votes 76,715


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ahern did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. He defeated incumbent Janet Long (D) and Victoria Torres (TEA) in the November 2 general election.[3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 51
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Ahern (R) 22,706 50.32%
Janet Long (D) 19,922 44.15%
Victoria A. Torres (Tea) 2,499 5.54%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ahern is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ahern raised a total of $452,693 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[4]

Larry Ahern's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 66 Won $321,583
2010 Florida State House, District 51 Won $131,110
Grand Total Raised $452,693


Ahern won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ahern raised a total of $321,583.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Ahern's campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$121,184
Hospital Corp of America$3,000
Ahern, Larry$2,000
Bright House Networks$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$321,583
Source:Follow the Money


Ahern won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ahern raised a total of $131,110.

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Ahern and his wife Maureen have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ben Albritton (R)
Florida House District 66
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Janet Long
Florida House District 51
Succeeded by
Steve Crisafulli (R)