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Ray Pilon
Ray Pilon.jpg
Florida House of Representatives, District 72
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$29,687/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sNorthern Michigan University, 1968
Date of birthJanuary 11, 1945
Place of birthPontiac, Michigan
ProfessionCommunications Director
Office website
Ray Pilon (b. January 11, 1945) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 72. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Pilon served as a Sarasota County commissioner from 1996 to 2000.


Pilon earned his B.S. in Sociological Studies from Northern Michigan University. His professional experience includes working as Director of Government Affairs at the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority, executive vice president of a major cable company and in law enforcement.

Committee assignments


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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Local & Federal Affairs, Vice-chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pilon served on the following committees:



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pilon won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 72. Pilon ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Liz Alpert (D) and Jan Douglas Legacy (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Florida House of Representatives, District 72, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRay Pilon Incumbent 53.9% 43,852
     Democratic Liz Alpert 46.1% 37,499
Total Votes 81,351


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pilon did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. He defeated incumbent Ray Pilon (D) in the November 2 general election.[2]

Florida House of Representatives, District 69
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ray Pilon (R) 23,596 51.51%
Keith Fitzgerald (D) 22,216 48.49%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pilon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Pilon raised a total of $488,626 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[3]

Ray Pilon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 72 Won $301,894
2010 Florida State House, District 69 Won $186,732
Grand Total Raised $488,626


Pilon won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Pilon raised a total of $301,894.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ray Pilon's campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$92,004
Sarasota County Republican Executive Cmte$5,000
Hospital Corp of America$2,000
Florida Beer Wholesalers Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$301,894
Source: Follow the Money


Pilon won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Pilon raised a total of $186,732.


Pilon and his wife, Kathleen, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paige Kreegel (R)
Florida House District 72
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Keith Fitzgerald
Florida House District 69
Succeeded by
Kathleen Peters (R)