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Debbie Mayfield

Debbie Mayfield
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 54th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 20, 2012
Preceded by James Frishe
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 80th district
In office
November 18, 2008 – November 20, 2012
Preceded by Stan Mayfield
Succeeded by Matt Hudson
Personal details
Born (1956-12-02) December 2, 1956
Pensacola, Florida
Political party Republican
Profession Banker

Debbie Mayfield (born on December 2, 1956) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 54th District, which includes Indian River County and northern St. Lucie, since 2012, and previously representing the 80th District from 2008 to 2012.

History

Mayfield was born in Pensacola, and grew up there, attending Pensacola High School. She moved to Vero Beach in 1989, and began working for Barnett Bank, eventually rising up to Senior Vice-President of Residential Lending. Mayfield eventually left the bank to start the Mayfield Group, a mortgage brokerage firm that she owned and operated.

Florida House of Representatives

When incumbent State Representative Stan Mayfield, her husband, was unable to seek re-election in 2008 due to term limits, she ran to succeed him in the 80th District, which ran along the Treasure Coast, including northern St. Lucie County, eastern Indian River County, and southeastern Brevard County. She won the Republican primary unopposed, and advanced to the general election, where she faced Neal Abarbanell, the Democratic nominee. During the course of the campaign, Mayfield's husband, who was running for Indian River County Tax Collector, died of cancer.[1] Despite this, Mayfield ended up defeating Abarbanell by a wide margin of victory, winning 64% of the vote. In 2010, she was challenged in the Republican primary by Art Argenio and Bradley Ward, who hammered Mayfield for being insufficiently conservative, despite the fact that she voted "consistently with the GOP majority."[2] Mayfield ended defeating both of them handily, winning 52% of the vote to Argenio's 34% and Ward's 15%, and in the general election, she only faced write-in opposition, winning easily.

In 2012, when state legislative districts were redrawn, Mayfield was moved into the 54th District, which included much of the territory that she had previously represented in the 80th District. She won both the primary and general election entirely unopposed.

References

  1. ^ Bierschenk, Ed (September 30, 2008). "State Rep. Stan Mayfield, 52, dies of cancer".  
  2. ^ Ward, Kenric (June 2, 2010). "Running to the Right in House District 80". Sunshine State News. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 

External links

  • Florida House of Representatives - Debbie Mayfield
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