Pam Bondi

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Pam Bondi
Attorney General of Florida
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 4, 2011
GovernorRick Scott
Preceded byBill McCollum
Assistant State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida
In office
1992–2009
Personal details
BornPamela Jo Bondi
(1965-11-17) November 17, 1965 (age 46)[1]
Tampa, Florida[1]
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Florida (B.A.)
Stetson University College of Law (J.D.)[1]
 
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Pam Bondi
Attorney General of Florida
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 4, 2011
GovernorRick Scott
Preceded byBill McCollum
Assistant State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida
In office
1992–2009
Personal details
BornPamela Jo Bondi
(1965-11-17) November 17, 1965 (age 46)[1]
Tampa, Florida[1]
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Florida (B.A.)
Stetson University College of Law (J.D.)[1]

Pamela Jo "Pam" Bondi[2] (born November 17, 1965) is the current Attorney General of Florida.

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Early life and education

Bondi's hometown is Temple Terrace, Florida. Her father, Joseph Bondi, was a City Councilman and then Mayor of Temple Terrace. She is a graduate of C. Leon King High School in Tampa, Florida. Bondi graduated from the University of Florida in 1987 with a degree in Criminal Justice. She then graduated from Stetson Law School with a JD in 1990 and was admitted to the Florida Bar on June 24, 1991.[3]

Early career

She is a former prosecutor and spokeswoman in Hillsborough County, Florida where she worked as an Assistant State Attorney. Bondi resigned this position to seek the office of Attorney General of Florida. She has made guest appearances on Scarborough Country with Joe Scarborough and various other cable news programming on MSNBC and worked for Fox News as a legal analyst.

Bondi prosecuted former Major League Baseball player Dwight Gooden for violating the terms of his probation and for substance abuse. Bondi also prosecuted the Martin Anderson death defendants.

Attorney General

On December 1, 2009, Bondi officially announced that she would be running for Florida Attorney General.[4] On August 24, 2010 she won the Republican primary for this post, narrowly defeating lieutenant governor Jeff Kottkamp in a 3-way race. On November 2, 2010 she defeated Democratic nominee Dan Gelber, to become the Attorney General of the State of Florida. She was endorsed by former Alaska Governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the primary.

Bondi is the lead attorney general in the lawsuit seeking to overturn Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Florida et al v. United States Department of Health and Human Services. In the lawsuit the State of Florida and 26 other states have argued that the individual mandate provision of the PPACA violates the Constitution.

Personal life

Bondi was married to Garret Barnes from 1990 to 1992, and to Scott Fitzgerald from 1997 to 2002. She is currently engaged to ophthalmologist Greg Henderson. On August 29, 2012 she addressed the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Bill McCollum
Attorney General of Florida
2011–present
Incumbent