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  Kottkamp, Jeff
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2010-01-01  
 
NameJeff Kottkamp
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Cape Coral, Florida 33904, United States
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Born November 12, 1960 (58 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedPaul
Dec 01, 2012 02:34pm
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Info Like many people in Florida, Jeff Kottkamp was born some where else -- in the Midwest. As a young boy in Indiana he was inspired by stories of Abraham Lincoln, who grew up only a short distance from Jeff's hometown. Jeff and his family later moved to Cape Coral in Southwest Florida in 1977.

Jeff got his first view of Florida's State Capitol when he served as a Boy's State Delegate representing North Fort Myers High School. After graduating from high school Jeff earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Edison College, where he was active in Student Government.

Jeff then attended Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Political Science. Thereafter, Jeff attended the University of Florida College of Law where he received a Juris Doctor degree in 1987.

In 2000, was elected to the Florida House of Representatives representing District 74 which includes Cape Coral, Sanibel, Captiva, Pine Island and parts of Fort Myers and Boca Grande. Jeff was re-elected by a landslide in 2002, and was re-elected without opposition in 2004.

During his three terms in the legislature Jeff earned a reputation as a principled, conservative leader who put people over politics. He fought for lower taxes, for a quality education for all children, and for tougher penalties for violent criminals.

In September of 2006 Jeff was selected the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor and was elected in November of 2006. Jeff was sworn in as Florida's 17th Lieutenant Governor in January of 2007.

As Lieutenant Governor Jeff serves as Chairman of Florida's Children's Cabinet, Chairman of Space Florida, Chairman of the Florida Sports Foundation and oversees the the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles as well as the Office of Drug Control.

Jeff's wife Cyndie is a fourth generation Floridian. Jeff and Cyndie have one child, a son named Jackson.

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Aug 07, 2010 02:00pm General Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp's e-mails show public and personal travel ties  Article COSDem 
Aug 13, 2004 12:00am News [Florida State Rep.] Kottkamp undergoes more surgery  Article CBlock941 

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  08/24/2010 FL Attorney General - R Primary Lost 32.84% (-5.06%)
  11/07/2006 FL Lt. Governor Won 52.18% (+7.07%)
  11/02/2004 FL State House 074 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 FL State House 74 Won 68.61% (+40.67%)
  09/10/2002 FL State House 074-R Primary Won 55.85% (+15.33%)
  11/07/2000 FL State House 074 Won 99.95% (+99.90%)
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