|Member of the Florida House of Representatives|
November 2, 2010 – November 6, 2018
|Preceded by||Sandy Adams|
|Succeeded by||David Smith|
|Constituency||33rd district (2010–2012)|
28th district (2012–present)
|Born||June 7, 1975|
Daytona Beach, Florida
|Alma mater||University of Florida (B.S.) (M.B.A.)|
|Profession||Health care consultant|
Jason T. Brodeur (born June 7, 1975 in Daytona Beach, Florida) is a Republican politician who served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2010 to 2018. During his final six years in the Florida House, Brodeur represented the 28th District, which consists of eastern Seminole County. He previously represented the 33rd District from 2010 to 2012.
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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
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. 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."
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." 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.
- "Our Endorsements: For the Florida House District 34, 33, and 31". Orlando Sentinel. September 29, 2010. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
- Deslatte, Aaron (July 6, 2012). "Brodeur-Bush race features rivals who once supported each other". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 4, 2014.