Richard Corcoran (politician)

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Richard Corcoran
Richard Corcoran.jpeg
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 37th district
Assumed office
November 20, 2012
Preceded by Scott Plakon
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 45th district
In office
November 16, 2010 – November 20, 2012
Preceded by Tom Anderson
Succeeded by Randolph Bracy
Personal details
Born (1965-03-16) March 16, 1965 (age 50)
Political party Republican
Alma mater St. Leo College (B.A.)
Regent University (J.D.)
Profession Attorney

Richard Corcoran (born March 16, 1965) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 37th District, which includes central Pasco County, since 2012, previously representing the 45th District from 2010 to 2012.


Corcoran moved to the state of Florida in 1976 and attended St. Leo College, where he graduated in 1989, and Regent University, where he received his Juris Doctor in 1996. Following graduation, he served in the United States Naval Reserves to pay for his education, serving for six years. He is married to his wife, Anne, and they have six children. They currently reside in Land O’ Lakes, Florida.

Florida House of Representatives[edit]

When incumbent State Representative Tom Anderson was unable to seek re-election due to term limits, Corcoran ran to succeed him in the 45th District, which included parts of southern Pasco County and northern Pinellas County. Following his election, Corcoran received enough votes to serve as the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives for the 2016-2018 legislative session, assuming that he continues to win re-election.[1] When the state legislative districts were redrawn in 2012, Corcoran was drawn into the 37th District, which included some of the areas in Pasco County that he represented in the 45th District. Corcoran faced a challenge from Strother Hammond in the Republican primary. He was endorsed for re-election by the Tampa Tribune, which praised him for his efforts to lower taxes, reduce business regulations, and provide consumers with health care choices, calling him out for "working with nearly two dozen other representatives to mend the broken process in Tallahassee, a worthwhile effort."[2] In 2014, Corcoran was re-elected to his third term without any opposition.


  1. ^ "House speaker list set: Weatherford, Crisafulli, Corcoran, Oliva". Tampa Bay Times. November 10, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Fasano and Corcoran in Pasco races". Tampa Tribune. July 23, 2012. Retrieved December 12, 2013.

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