Heath Flora

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Heath Flora
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 12th district
Assumed office
December 5, 2016
Preceded byKristin Olsen
Personal details
Born (1983-07-19) July 19, 1983 (age 37)
Stanislaus County, California
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Melodie Flora
ResidenceRipon, California
OccupationPolitician, firefighter, farmer, business owner
Websitehttps://ad12.asmrc.org

Heath Flora (born July 19, 1983) is an American politician in the California State Assembly.

Early life[edit]

On July 19, 1983, Flora was born in Stanislaus County, California.[1]

Career[edit]

Flora served for over 15 years as a volunteer fire fighter.[2] From 2005 to 2007, Flora was a firefighter with the California Department Forestry and Fire Protection.[3] Flora is a businessman and owner of Golden Valley Equipment.[3]

On November 8, 2016, Flora's political career began when he won the election and became a Republican member of California State Assembly for District 12, encompassing part of the San Joaquin Valley. Flora unexpectedly defeated Ken Vogel, a former San Joaquin County Supervisor, with 52.2% of the votes.[3][4][5]

On November 6, 2018, as an incumbent, Flora won the election and continued serving District 12. Flora defeated Robert D. Chase with 60% of the votes.[6][7]

In Flora's first term as a member of the Assembly, Flora authored seven bills that were ultimately signed into law,[8] including bills to develop a firefighter preapprenticeship program[9] and to reduce the impact of property taxes on new construction.[10]

Electoral history[edit]

2016 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 12th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Vogel 23,678 25.6
Republican Heath Flora 21,484 23.2
Democratic Virginia Madueno 19,764 21.4
Democratic Harinder Grewal 17,245 18.6
Republican Cindy Marks 10,397 11.2
Total votes 92,568 100.0
General election
Republican Heath Flora 81,680 52.3
Republican Ken Vogel 74,433 47.7
Total votes 156,113 100.0
Republican hold

2018 California State Assembly[edit]

See 2018 California State Assembly election

California's 12th State Assembly district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Heath Flora (incumbent) 56,212 63.9
Democratic Robert D. Chase 31,811 36.1
Total votes 88,023 100.0
General election
Republican Heath Flora (incumbent) 94,404 60.0
Democratic Robert D. Chase 62,811 40.0
Total votes 157,215 100.0
Republican hold

2020 California State Assembly[edit]

See 2020 California State Assembly election

2020 California's 12th State Assembly district election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Heath Flora (incumbent) 36,371 66.9%
Democratic Paul Akinjo 17,958 33.1%
Total votes

Personal life[edit]

Flora's wife is Melodie. They have two children. In 2015, Flora moved from Modesto to Ripon, California. Flora and his family live in Ripon, California.[3][4][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heath Flora". joincalifornia.com. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  2. ^ "Heath Flora". heathflora.com. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Heath Flora". votesmart.org. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Henterly, Emma Franklin (November 8, 2016). "Galgiani, Eggman and Flora win seats". recordnet.com. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  5. ^ "November 8, 2016 General Election". joincalifornia.com. November 8, 2016. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  6. ^ "November 6, 2018 General Election". joincalifornia.com. November 6, 2018. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  7. ^ Martin, Angelina (December 24, 2018). "Flora's second term to focus on community funding". turlockjournal.com. Retrieved June 19, 2020.
  8. ^ "Bills Introduced by Asm. Flora". ca.gov.
  9. ^ "AB 579, 2017". ca.gov.
  10. ^ "AB 652, 2017". ca.gov.
  11. ^ Stapley, Garth (October 15, 2016). "Assembly campaign choice: Tried and true, or fresh and new". modbee.com. Retrieved June 19, 2020.

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