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Will Weatherford
Will Weatherford.jpg
Florida House of Representatives, District 38
Incumbent
In office
2006 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker, Florida House of Representatives
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sJacksonville University, 2002
Personal
BirthdayNovember 14, 1979
Place of birthDallas, Texas
ProfessionBusinessman
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Will W. Weatherford is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He began serving as Speaker of the House in the 2013 legislative session.

Biography

Weatherford's professional experience includes serving as a legislative assistant to House Speaker Allan Bense from 2004 to 2006 and a commercial real estate broker for Commercial Jacksonville from 2003 to 2004.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Weatherford did not serve on a committee.

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Weatherford served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Weatherford 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.[2]

Weatherford's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 477 - "Cigarette Tax Revenues/Moffitt Cancer Center: Increases percentage of net collections deposited into Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Trust Fund from cigarette tax to be paid monthly to Board of Directors of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute for specified purposes"
  • HB 1465 - "Telecommunications Companies: Creates "Consumer Choice and Protection Act;" provides for broadband & voice-over-Internet protocol service, interconnection between companies regardless of technology"
  • HB 5007 - "Community College Student Fees: Deletes requirement that community college board of trustees use specified portion of tuition & fees to support safety & security purposes."

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

Elections

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Weatherford won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 38. Weatherford ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Weatherford ran for re-election to the 61st District seat in 2010. He defeated Elena McCullough (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 61
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Will Weatherford (R) 44,680 65.47%
Elena McCullough (D) 23,567 34.53%

Weatherford defeated Kevin Wright in the August 24 primary.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 61 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Will Weatherford 13,134 80.32%
Kevin Wright 3,219 19.68%

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Weatherford won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 61st District. Weatherford ran unopposed in the election. He raised $32,900 for his campaign.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Weatherford is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Weatherford raised a total of $1,703,578 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[7]

Will Weatherford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 38 Won $436,424
2010 Florida State House, District 61 Won $930,604
2008 Florida State House, District 61 Won $32,900
2006 Florida State House, District 61 Won $303,650
Grand Total Raised $1,703,578

2012

Weatherford won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Weatherford raised a total of $436,424.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Will Weatherford's campaign in 2012
Weatherford, Will$8,524
Florida Retail Federation$3,000
Hospital Corp Of America$2,000
Florida Hospital Association$2,000
Humana$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$436,424
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Weatherford won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Weatherford raised a total of $930,604.

2008

Weatherford won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Weatherford raised a total of $32,900.

2006

Weatherford won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Weatherford raised a total of $303,650.

Personal

Weatherford is a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Florida, The Fund for American Studies, Goodwill Industries, Jobs for America's Graduates, Pasco County Take Stock in Children Program, and the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bryan Nelson (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 38
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 61
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Betty Reed (D)