Nan Rich

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Nan Rich
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Florida State Senate District 34
Former member
In office
Term ends
November 16, 2012
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$133/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
BirthdayFebruary 9, 1942
Office website
Nan Rich (b. February 9, 1942) is a former Democratic member of the Florida State Senate, representing 34 from 2004 to 2012.

Rich served in the Florida State House of Representatives from 2000 to 2004.

Rich has worn many hats prior to her election to the Legislature in 2000. From 1996-1999 she served as the National President of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). Rich was the first Floridian to fill that role in the 116 year history of the Organization. In 1999, Ms. Rich was appointed by then President Bill Clinton to serve on the Board for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. In addition, Rich has many years of advocacy and community service experience, working with women, children, and families in the community, U.S., and Israel.

Rich attended the University of Florida from 1959 to 1961.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rich was appointed to these committees:


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



See also: Florida gubernatorial election, 2014

Rich is considered a potential challenger to Republican Governor Rick Scott's bid for re-election in 2014. She officially declared she was running in April 2012.[1]


Rich did not seek re-election to the state Senate in 2012.[2][3]


See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Rich won re-election to the 34th district seat in 2010. She was unopposed for the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]


On November 7, 2006, Rich won election to the Florida Senate from Florida's 34th Senate district. Rich ran unopposed in the election. She raised $186,851 for her campaign.[5]

Campaign donors


Rich raised $155,077 in campaign contributions in 2010. The largest contributors are listed below.[6]

Florida State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nan Rich's campaign in 2010
Dade County Classroom Teachers Association$1,500
Florida Democratic Party$1,218
Florida Association Of Realtors$1,000
Geo Group$1,000
Florida Optometric Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $155,077


In 2008, a year in which she was not up for election, Rich collected $99,841 in campaign contributions.[7] The six largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Hospital Corporation of America $2,000
Bright House Networks $1,000
Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar Association $1,000
Ronald L. Book $1,000
Becker and Poliakoff $1,000
Florida Hospital Association $1,000


In 2006, Rich collected $186,851 in campaign contributions.[8] The five largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Wellcare Health Plans $1,500
Hospital Corporation of America $1,500
Bellsouth $1,500
Ronald L. Book $1,000
Florida Hospital Association $1,000

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Rich and her husband, David, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Florida State Senate, District 34
Succeeded by
Maria Sachs (D)