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Scott Plakon
Scott Plakon.jpg
Florida House Of Representatives District 37
Former
In office
November 2008 - November 16, 2012
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$133/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sStetson University (1981)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 13, 1959
Place of birthRochester, New York
ProfessionOwner and Publisher of The Claims Pages and Claims Pages Online
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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Scott Plakon was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 37th District from 2008 to 2012.

Plakon works as a chief executive officer and publisher.

He is a founding Board Member of A Safe Harbor Pregnancy Resource Center, Board Member of Christian Life Missions, Trustee of the Media Research Center, Vice-Chair/Board of Directors of Sanford Rescue Outreach Mission and Open Door Shelter for Women and Children, and a life member of the National Rifle Association.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • State Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Federal Affairs, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Government Operations (State Affairs)
  • Subcommittee on K-20 Innovation
  • Subcommittee on Pre K-12 Appropriations

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

The following excerpts come from Plakon's campaign website:[2]

Jobs: "Scott Plakon knows the ultimate solutions to our problems won't come from government but rather from the innovation and creativity of individual Floridians. Florida needs more meaningful relief that impacts all taxpayers and regulatory reform that frees up small businesses to expand and hire...."

Taxes: "...Scott is working to create a booming economy, sustainable growth, and good-paying jobs to help families thrive. More than ever, you can count on Scott Plakon to keep up the fight for lower taxes."

Schools: "...Scott Plakon believes Tallahassee can continue ensuring our students and schools are reaching for excellence by setting goals, then helping them reach those goals. This does not mean state government dictates every tiny detail of district operations, but rather helps struggling schools and districts apply strategies and programs that have proved successful. At the same time, Scott wants parents to have choices so their children aren't stuck in consistently failing, substandard schools."

Public safety: "...Scott is doing everything possible as our legislator to ensure that the safety of his neighbors and all Florida citizens is a top priority."

Energy: "...With increasing demand for energy and instability in world markets, Scott believes we have a responsibility to find ways to keep Florida's energy supply stable. He supports tax incentives for companies that develop energy-efficient products and grants to homebuilders and homeowners for using alternative energy sources and supplies."

2008

Plakon 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]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Scott Plakon endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [4] He had originally endorsed Herman Cain.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Plakon ran in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 30. Plakon ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was defeated by Karen Castor Dentel (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Castor Dentel 53.1% 36,475
     Republican Scott Plakon Incumbent 46.9% 32,232
Total Votes 68,707

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Plakon ran for re-election to the 20th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary or the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

2008

In 2008, Plakon won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 37th District. Plakon ran unopposed in the general election. He raised $265,809 for his campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Plakon raised $50,091 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[9]


2008

Below are Plakon's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[10]

Contributor 2008 total
Scott D Plakon $100,500
FL Institute of CPAs $2,500
FL Chamber of Commerce $1,500
AT&T $1,500
FL Association of Realtors $1,000

Personal

Plakon and his wife, Susie, have six children.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 37
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Richard Corcoran (R)