Jason Brodeur

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Jason Brodeur
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Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 28th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 20, 2012
Preceded by Dorothy Hukill
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 33rd district
In office
November 16, 2010 – November 20, 2012
Preceded by Sandy Adams
Succeeded by H. Marlene O'Toole
Personal details
Born (1975-06-07) June 7, 1975 (age 39)
Daytona Beach, Florida
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Florida (B.S.) (M.B.A.)
Profession Health care consultant
Religion Christianity

Jason T. Brodeur (born June 7, 1975 in Daytona Beach, Florida) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 28th District, which consists of eastern Seminole County since 2012, and previously representing the 33rd District from 2010 to 2012.

History[edit]

Brodeur attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with a degree in food and resource economics in 1997 and a Master of Business Administration in 2003. He worked for Procter & Gamble for a number of years before starting his own health care consulting company. Brodeur later served as the Chairman of the Seminole County Republican Party.

Florida House of Representatives[edit]

When incumbent State Representative Sandy Adams opted to run for Congress in 2010, Brodeur ran in the Republican primary to succeed her from the 33rd District, which included parts of Orange, Seminole, and Volusia Counties. In the primary, he defeated Alice Sterling and James DeCocq by a solid margin, winning 51% of the vote to Sterling's 37% and DeCocq's 11%. Brodeur advanced to the general election, where he faced Democratic nominee Leo Cruz and Libertarian Franklin Perez. The Orlando Sentinel endorsed Cruz, urging voters to "steer clear" of Brodeur.[1] In the end, Brodeur overwhelmingly defeated Cruz and Perez, winning nearly 60% of the vote. While serving in the legislature, Brodeur sponsored legislation that would make it a crime for doctors to ask their patients about "gun ownership and gun habits," based on the concern that such information would be received by the government or insurance companies, which "could lead to higher insurance premiums for gun owners or a national gun registry."[2]

In 2012, the Florida House districts were redrawn, and Brodeur opted to run for re-election in the 28th District. He was challenged in the Republican primary by former Winter Springs Mayor John F. Bush. Bush ran against Brodeur due to his opposition to an amendment that Brodeur wrote "blocking Seminole [County] from cutting programs or closing schools, and forcing administrators making over $100,000 to take steep pay cuts."[3] Ultimately, Brodeur comfortably defeated Bush, winning 61% of the vote. Brodeur again faced Perez in the general election, whom he defeated in a landslide with 66% of the vote.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Endorsements: For the Florida House District 34, 33, and 31". Orlando Sentinel. September 29, 2010. Retrieved May 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Sharockman, Aaron (February 1, 2011). "Freshman lawmaker Jason Brodeur suggests doctors can use gun information against you". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ Deslatte, Aaron (July 6, 2012). "Brodeur-Bush race features rivals who once supported each other". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 4, 2014. 

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