Sandra Mortham

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Sandra Mortham
Sandra B. Mortham.jpg
22nd Secretary of State of Florida
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 5, 1999
Preceded by James C. Smith
Succeeded by Katherine Harris
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 49th district
In office
1993–1995
Preceded by Philip Mishkin
Succeeded by Larry Crow
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 52nd district
In office
1987–1993
Preceded by Betty Easley
Succeeded by Peter Rudy Wallace
Personal details
Born (1951-01-04) January 4, 1951 (age 66)
Erie, Pennsylvania
Alma mater St. Petersburg College,
Eckerd College

Sandra Mortham, also known as Sandra Barringer, was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on January 4, 1951.[1]

Political career[edit]

Mortham was a City Commissioner from Largo, Florida from 1982-1986 also serving as Vice Mayor in 1985-86. She was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1987 to 1995 and was elected Republican Leader Pro Tempore in 1990-1992 and Republican Leader for the 1993-1994 legislative sessions. Mortham was the first woman in Florida's history to be nominated to be Speaker of the House. She was the Secretary of State of Florida from 1995 to 1999. Mortham was defeated in the 1998 Republican primary by Katherine Harris.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Shepherd, Gary (August 13, 1999). "Mortham preparing to lead Florida Medical Association". Jacksonville Business Journal. Retrieved July 24, 2009. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
James C. Smith
Secretary of State of Florida
1995–1999
Succeeded by
Katharine Harris