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Mike Haridopolos
Mike Haridopolos.jpg
Florida State Senate District 26
Former member
In office
March 2003-2012
Term ends
November 16, 2012
President of the Florida Senate
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$133/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 2003
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
Bachelor'sStetson University (1992)
Master'sUniversity of Arkansas (1993)
Ph.D.University of Arkansas (1999)
Date of birthMarch 15, 1970
ProfessionCollege Professor
Office website
Mike Haridopolos (b. March 15, 1970) is a former Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing 26 from 2003 to 2012. He served as President of the Senate.

Haridopolos served in the Florida State House of Representatives from 2000 to 2003. He then won a special election to the Florida State Senate in March, 2003. Haridopolos was re-elected to serve district 26 in November, 2006.

Haridopolos is an author and College Professor.

Haridopolos earned his BA from Stetson University in 1992. He went on to receive his MA from the University of Arkansas in 1993. He then earned his PhD from the University of Arkansas in 1999.

Committee assignments



Presidential preference


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

Mike Haridopolos endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



Haridopolos will not seek re-election in 2012.[2]


U.S. Senate race

On July 19, Haridopolos announced that he was dropping out of the race for a seat in the U.S. Senate. He noted that instead of running for office, he would be re-dedicating himself to finishing the job he was sent to do in Florida.

In a quote by the Florida Times Union, Haridopolos said, "It became increasingly clear to me and those around me that the responsibilities I was managing on both fronts were in conflict. I truly believed I could handle both jobs. But I was wrong."[3]

As of late July, fund-raising totals indicated Haridopolos raised 900,000, second to former U.S. Senator George LeMieux who raised $950,000. Former State House majority leader Adam Hasner was third with $560,000.[4]


See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Haridopolos won re-election to the 26th district seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the November 2, 2010 general election.[5]


On November 7, 2006, Haridopolos won re-election to the Florida Senate from Florida's 26th Senate district. Haridopolos ran unopposed in the election. He raised $345,946 for his campaign.[6]

Campaign donors


Haridopolos raised $641,041 in campaign contributions in 2010. The largest contributors are listed below.[7]


In 2008, a year in which he was not up for election, Haridopolos collected $63,975 in campaign contributions.[8] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Hospital Corporation of America $2,000
Florida Hospital Association $1,500
Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers $1,000
Center for Advanced Eye Care $500
Glen S. Feingold $500


In 2006, Haridopolos collected $345,946 in campaign contributions.[9] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Appliance Factory Direct $4,500
Florida Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors $3,500
Wellcare Health Plans $1,500
Hospital Corporation of America $1,500
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association $1,500

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Haridopolos and his wife, Stephanie Bressan, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Florida Senate, District 26
Succeeded by
Bill Galvano (R)