PGI logo cropped.png
Congressional Millionaire’s Club
The Personal Gain Index shines a light on how members of Congress benefit during their tenure.





Difference between revisions of "Leonard Bembry"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Text replace - "to the U.S. House representing" to "to the U.S. House to represent")
m (Text replace - "for the U.S. House to represent[" to "for the U.S. House to represent [")
Line 91: Line 91:
 
:: ''See also: [[Florida's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Florida's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Bembry ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent[[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|1st District]]. Bembry sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket. <ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/Leonard-Bembry-Steve-Southerland-Congress-Florida-210434-1.html ''Roll Call'' "State Lawmaker Launches Bid to Take On Southerland" Accessed December 2, 2011] </ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Incumbent [[Steve Southerland II]] sought re-election on the Republican ticket. Bembry was defeated by [[Alfred Lawson]] in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref>
+
Bembry ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|1st District]]. Bembry sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket. <ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/Leonard-Bembry-Steve-Southerland-Congress-Florida-210434-1.html ''Roll Call'' "State Lawmaker Launches Bid to Take On Southerland" Accessed December 2, 2011] </ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Incumbent [[Steve Southerland II]] sought re-election on the Republican ticket. Bembry was defeated by [[Alfred Lawson]] in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref>
  
 
====Primary results====
 
====Primary results====

Revision as of 11:32, 16 January 2014

Leonard Bembry
Leonard Bembry.jpg
Florida House Of Representatives District 10
Former member
In office
November 2008 - November 16, 2012
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$133/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Associate'sNorth Florida Community College
Personal
BirthdayAugust 24, 1947
Place of birthJasper, Florida
ProfessionRetired General Manager/retail; Farmer/timber
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Leonard Bembry was a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 10th District from 2008 to 2012.

Bembry was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Florida. Bembry was defeated by Alfred Lawson in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[1]

Career

Bembry works as a farmer and is the owner of University Homes.

He is a member of the Florida Manufactured Housing Association, Habitat for Humanity, Madison County Development Council, Madison County Farm Bureau, National Rifle Association, and the Wild Turkey Federation.[2]

Issues

Bembry 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.[3]

Bembry's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 689 - "Debtors and Creditors: Requires lenders or creditors to verify identity of persons applying for loans, credit cards, or extensions of credit; provides that knowing & willful use of personal identifying information of another individual creates rebuttable presumption; provides for forfeiture of future indebtedness for failure to verify applicant's identity."
  • HB 929 - "Payments in Lieu of Taxes: Provides that counties, municipalities, school districts, & specified independent special districts shall receive payments in lieu of taxes as result of implementation of amendments to State Constitution providing ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes"
  • HB 1421 - "Searchable Budget Database Website: Creates "Taxpayer Transparency Act"; requires Auditor General & Deparatment of Revenue to create searchable budget database website for access to information relating to appropriation & expenditure of state funds; specifies factors to be used to search site"

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

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Appropriations
  • Select Committee on Water Policy
  • State Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Appropriations, Ranking Minority Member
  • Subcommittee on K-20 Innovation

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Bembry ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 1st District. Bembry sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket. [4] The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Incumbent Steve Southerland II sought re-election on the Republican ticket. Bembry was defeated by Alfred Lawson in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[1]

Primary results

The primary took place on August 14.[5]

Democratic Primary
Florida's 2nd Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlfred Lawson 54.6% 46,900
Leonard Bembry 26% 22,357
Alvin Peters 13.9% 11,919
Mark Schlakman 5.4% 4,653
Total Votes 85,829

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bembry won re-election to the 10th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated David Fegin in the November 2 general election.[6]

Florida State Senate, District 10
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Leonard Bembry 27,149 59.49%
David Feigin 27,149 40.51%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bembry won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 10th District, defeating Don Curtis (R). Bembry received 34,586 votes in the election while Curtis received 29,899 votes.[7] Bembry raised $230,306 for his campaign; Curtis raised $350,249.[8]

Florida House of Representatives, District 10
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Leonard Bembry (D) 34,586 53.6%
Don Curtis (R) 29,899 46.4%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Bembry raised $119,784 in contributions. [9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Florida Farm Bureau $2,000
Florida Police Benevolent Association $1,500
Florida Association Of Realtors $1,500
AT&T $1,500

2008

Below are Bembry's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[10]

Contributor 2008 total
Leonard L Bembry $66,650
FL Democratic Party $41,196
FL Police Benevolent Assoc $3,500
FL Optometric Assoc $1,500
FL Assoc of Insurance Agents $1,500

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Leonard + Bembry + Florida + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Leonard Bembry News Feed

  • Loading...

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
-
Florida House of Representatives District 10
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Elizabeth Porter (R)