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Richard Steinberg

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Richard Steinberg
Richard Steinberg.jpg
Florida House Of Representatives District 106
Former officeholder
In office
November 2008 - February 24, 2012
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$133/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
High schoolMiami Beach Senior High (1990)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida (1994)
Master'sUniversity of Miami (1998)
Date of birthDecember 23, 1972
Place of birthMiami Beach, Florida
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Richard Steinberg was a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 106th District from 2008 to February 24, 2012.

Steinberg resigned his seat after admitting he sent anonymous inappropriate text messages to Assistant U.S. Attorney Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos over a period of three months.[1]

Steinberg works as an Attorney.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Dade County Bar Association, and Miami Beach Bar Association, and is on the Board of Governors of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.[2]


Steinberg did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[3]

Steinberg's sponsored legislation included:

  • HB 357 - "Child Safety Devices: Provides child-restraint requirements for children 4 through 7 years of age; revises equipment requirements for vessel safety."
  • HB 1067 - "Domestic Partnerships: Provides requirements for formation of domestic partnership; provides for registration of declaration & issuance of certificate of domestic partnership; provides that persons declaring domestic partnership consent to jurisdiction in this state for specified purposes"
  • HB 1257 - "Prescription Drug Donation Program: Renames Cancer Drug Donation Program as Prescription Drug Donation Program; expands drugs & supplies that may be donated under program; expands types of facilities & practitioners that may participate in program."

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Committee assignments


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

  • Judiciary
  • Subcommittee on Civil Justice, Ranking Minority Member
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Highway Safety


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



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Steinberg will not run for re-election in 2012.[4]


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Steinberg ran for re-election to the 106th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary or in the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[5]


On November 4, 2008, Steinberg won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 106th District, defeating Luis Macagno (write-in). Steinberg received 35,523 votes in the election while Macagno received 6 votes.[6] Steinberg raised $339,923 for his campaign.[7]

Florida House of Representatives, District 106
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Steinberg (D) 35,523 100.0%
Luis Macagno (write-in) 6 0.0%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Steinberg raised $22,350 in contributions.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Florida Police Benevolent Association $1,000
Florida Association Of Realtors $1,000
Ronald L Book Governmental Consultants Inc $1,000
AT&T $1,000


Below are Steinberg's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
Richard Steinberg $2,228
Dade County Classroom Teachers Assoc $2,000
FL Institute of CPAs $1,500
FL Power & Light $1,000
Lawyers Action $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 106
2008–February 2012
Succeeded by
Kathleen Passidomo (R)