Chip LaMarca

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Chip LaMarca
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 100th district
Assumed office
November 6, 2018
Preceded byGeorge Moraitis
Member of the Broward County Commission
from the 4th district
In office
November 2010 – November 6, 2018
Preceded byKen Keechl
Succeeded byLamar Fisher
Personal details
Born (1968-03-16) March 16, 1968 (age 55)
Winchester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseEileen LaMarca
EducationBroward College (AA)
Florida Atlantic University
Boston University

Chip LaMarca is an American politician who is a Republican member of the Florida Legislature representing the state's 100th House District, which includes part of Broward County.[1][2] In 2010, LaMarca took on incumbent Broward County Commissioner Ken Keechl and won. In 2014, LaMarca beat Keechl in a rematch. LaMarca spent 8 years on the county commission and was the sole Republican elected on the board.

History[edit]

A native of Winchester, Massachusetts, LaMarca moved to Florida in 1971.[3] Prior to his election to the Florida House of Representatives, LaMarca served on the Lighthouse Point City Commission and the Broward County Commission.[4]

LaMarca owns and operates LaMarca Construction Corporation, a construction group specializing in turnkey power generation and fuel systems, with a professional history in environmental systems, concentrating in groundwater and soil remediation.

Florida House of Representatives[edit]

In 2018, LaMarca decided to run for the open state house seat in Northeast Broward County, House District 93. He was unopposed in the primary and was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in the November 6, 2018 general election, defeating Democrat Emma Collum and a third candidate, Kelly Milam with 52.78% of the vote.[5]

2021-2022 Committee Assignments[edit]

  • Joint Committee on Public Counsel Oversight  (Alternating Chair)  
  • Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee  (Vice Chair)
  • Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee
  • Education & Employment Committee
  • Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee
  • Infrastructure & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee

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Election history[edit]

2022 Florida House of Representatives District 100[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chip LaMarca 42,656 57.13
Democratic Linda Thompson Gonzalez 32,003 42.87
Republican hold
2020 Florida House of Representatives District 93[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chip LaMarca 54,593 55.24
Democratic Linda Thompson Gonzalez 44,239 44.76
Republican hold
2018 Florida House of Representatives District 93[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chip LaMarca 40,551 52.78
Democratic Emma Collum 35,098 45.68
Independent Nancy Milam 1,179 1.53
Republican hold
2014 Broward County Commission District 4[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chip LaMarca 28,331 52.87
Democratic Ken Keechl 25,253 47.13
Republican hold
2010 Broward County Commission District 4[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chip LaMarca 26,168 49.80
Democratic Ken Keechl 23,657 45.02
Independent Chris Chiari 2,718 5.17
Republican gain from Democratic
2005 Lighthouse Point City Commission Seat 4[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Chip LaMarca 1,860 71.16
Nonpartisan Meredith Chaiken-Weiss 514 19.66
Nonpartisan Nick Louis 240 9.18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - Broward County Commissioner 4 Race - Nov 02, 2010". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - Broward County Commissioner 4 Race - Nov 04, 2014". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  3. ^ "Florida House of Representatives - Chip LaMarca - 2018 - 2020 ( Speaker Oliva )". myfloridahouse.gov. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  4. ^ Sun Sentinel Editorial Board (11 October 2018). "Chip LaMarca is Broward's best hope for Florida House". South Florida Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Florida Election Watch - State Representative". Archived from the original on 30 November 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Chip LaMarca 2020-2022 (Speaker Sprowls)". Florida House. 2021-01-19. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  7. ^ "Election Results". Broward Supervisor of Elections. 3 November 2022. Retrieved 23 November 2022.
  8. ^ a b "Election Results". Broward Supervisor of Elections. 3 November 2020. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  9. ^ "2014 General Election". Broward Supervisor of Elections. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  10. ^ "2010 General/Municipal Elections". Broward Supervisor of Elections. 11 November 2010. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  11. ^ "Municipal/Special Election 3/8/2005". Broward Supervisor of Elections. 8 March 2005. Retrieved 1 March 2022.