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Pat Rooney
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Florida House Of Representatives District 85
In office
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 4
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)
Bachelor'sClemson University (1986)
Master'sLehigh University (1992)
J.D.Villanova University of Law (1989)
BirthdayFebruary 9, 1964
Place of birthPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ProfessionPresident, Palm Beach Kennel Club
Office website
Pat Rooney (b. February 6, 1964) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 85 since 2012. Rooney represented District 83 from 2010 to 2012.

Rooney is the Managing Director/President for Rooney's Public House and Rooney's All In Sports Bar, as well as President of the Palm Beach Kennel Club. Rooney was a governing board member for South Florida Water Management District and Director and Co-Chair of Rooney's Golf Foundation, Inc., that raises money for local charities. He also served as Director of the Autism Project of Palm Beach County and Vice President of the Renaissance Learning Academy. Additionally, Rooney is a trustee of three local Chambers of Commberce and Director and Board President of the FAU Honors College.

He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Clemson University and earned his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and his M.B.A. from Lehigh University. Rooney and his wife, Patti, have four children.

Committee assignments


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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Regulatory Affairs, Vice-chair


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



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rooney won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 85. Rooney ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated David Lutrin (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1]

Florida House of Representatives, District 85, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPat Rooney, Jr. Incumbent 57.6% 44,538
     Democratic David Lutrin 42.4% 32,844
Total Votes 77,382


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rooney defeated Mark Marciano (D) in the November 2 general election.[2]

Florida House of Representatives, District 83
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Pat Rooney (R) 39,420 62.66%
Mark Marciano (D) 23,492 37.34%

Rooney defeated Nancy Cardone and Francisco Rodriguez in the August 24 primary.[3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 83 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Pat Rooney 7,447 61.08%
Nancy Cardone 3,539 29.02%
Francisco Rodriguez 1,207 9.90%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rooney is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Rooney raised a total of $561,236 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[4]

Pat Rooney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 85 Won $226,601
2010 Florida State House, District 83 Won $334,635
Grand Total Raised $561,236


Rooney won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rooney raised a total of $226,601.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Pat Rooney's campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$15,535
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association$2,000
Hospital Corp of America$2,000
Florida Retail Federation$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$226,601
Source:Follow the Money


Rooney won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Rooney raised a total of $334,635.


Rooney and his wife Patricia Kulp have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Patrick J. Rooney, Jr. (R)
Florida House District 85
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Carl Domino
Florida House District 83
Succeeded by
Gayle Harrell (R)