|Florida House Of Representatives District 56|
|November 2008 - Present|
|November 16, 2012|
|Years in position||5|
|Per diem||$133/per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||Moody Bible Institute (2010)|
|Birthday||July 23, 1982|
|Place of birth||Florida|
Burgin served as a legislative aide from 2006-2008.
She is a member of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee, Plant City Federated Republican Women's Club, and a volunteer with Plant City Pregnancy Care Center.
Burgin 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.
Burgin's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 233 - "Internet Safety Education Programs in Public Libraries: Encourages public libraries to implement Internet safety education program for children & adults"
- HB 983 - "Abortion: Requires that ultrasound be performed on any woman obtaining abortion; specifies who must perform ultrasound; requires that ultrasound be reviewed with patient prior to woman giving informed consent"
- HB 1177 - "Operation of the Florida Lottery: Revises provisions to conform to possible operation of lottery with assistance of manager under management agreement"
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Burgin has been appointed to these committees:
- Rules & Calendar
- State Affairs
- Subcommittee on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Vice Chair
- Subcommittee on Insurance and Banking
- Subcommittee on K-20 Competitiveness
- Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Burgin served on these committees:
- Agriculture & Natural Resources Policy Committee
- Elder & Family Services Policy Committee
- PreK-12 Policy Committee
- State Universities & Private Colleges Appropriations Committee
| Florida House of Representatives, District 56 |
2010 General election results
|Rachel Burgin (R)||30,129||62.16%|
|David Chalela (D)||18,333||37.83%|
|Lewis Laricchia (Write-in)||5||0.01%|
Burgin defeated Marc Johnson in the August 24 primary.
|Florida House of Representatives, District 33 - Republican Primary (2010)|
On November 4, 2008, Burgin won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 56th District, defeating Lewis Laricchia (D). Burgin received 43,433 votes in the election while Laricchia received 32,860 votes. Burgin raised $162,481 for her campaign; Laricchia raised $2,345.
|Florida House of Representatives, District 56|
|Rachel Burgin (R)||43,433||56.9%|
|Lewis Laricchia (D)||32,860||43.1%|
In 2010, Burgin raised $199,126 in contributions. 
Her five largest contributors were:
|Florida Chamber Of Commerce||$4,000|
|Hospital Corp Of America||$2,000|
|Southern Gardens Citrus Holding Corp||$2,000|
|Florida Association Of Realtors||$2,000|
Below are Burgin's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|FL Republican Party||$20,150|
|FL Chamber of Commerce||$2,000|
|FL Institute of CPAs||$1,500|
|FL Health Care Assoc||$1,500|
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- Rachel Burgin's House site
- Florida House of Representatives - Rep. Rachel Burgin
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Rachel Burgin on Facebook
- Rachel Burgin on Twitter
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Burgin Biography
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Burgin Issue Positions
- ↑ Florida Election Watch - 2010 Election results
- ↑ Florida Election Watch, "August 24, 2010 State Representative primary results
- ↑ Florida House official election results for 2008
- ↑ District 56 Florida House candidate funds, 2008
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
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