Tom Goodson

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Tom Goodson
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Florida House Of Representatives District 50
In office
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 5
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)
Prior offices
Canaveral Port Authority
2002 - 2010
Bachelor'sFlorida State University (1975)
Date of birthFebruary 16, 1951
Place of birthMarianna, Florida
ProfessionRoad Contractor
Office website
Tom Goodson (b. February 16, 1951) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 50 since 2012. Goodson represented District 29 from 2010 to 2012.

Goodson owns and operates Goodson Paving, a Cocoa, FL based highway and street paving contractor. He also serves on the Canaveral Port Authority. Goodson graduated from Florida State University and Brevard Community College.

Committee assignments


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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Affairs, Vice-chair


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



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Goodson won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 50. Goodson ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Sean Ashby (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1]

Florida House of Representatives, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Goodson Incumbent 53.2% 37,949
     Democratic Sean Ashby 46.8% 33,362
Total Votes 71,311


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Goodson defeated Erin Grail, J. Roger Shealy, and Robert Dale in the August 24 primary.[2]

Florida House of Representatives, District 29 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Goodson 7,718 31.14%
Erin K. Grall 7,438 30.01%
J. Rodger Shealy 6,896 27.83%
Robert "Rob" Dale 2,731 11.02%

Goodson did not have any opposition in the November 2 general election.[3]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Goodson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Goodson raised a total of $384,959 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[4]

Tom Goodson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 50 Won $256,443
2010 Florida State House, District 29 Won $128,516
Grand Total Raised $384,959


Goodson won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Goodson raised a total of $256,443.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Goodson's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$256,443
Source:Follow the Money


Goodson won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Goodson raised a total of $128,516.

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Goodson and his wife Evelyn Watson have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ed Hooper (R)
Florida House District 50
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Ralph Poppell
Florida House District 29
Succeeded by
Mike Clelland (D)