Ray Rodrigues Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Net Worth

Ray Rodrigues Wiki,Biography, Net Worth

Ray Rodrigues is a Republican member of the Florida Senate, representing parts of Lee County since 2020. Previously, he served four terms in the Florida House of Representatives, representing southern and coastal Lee County from 2012 to 2020.

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Ray Rodrigues Wiki, Biography

Date of Birth April 17, 1970
Birth Day April 17
Birth Years 1970
Age 51 years old
Birth Place Pensacola, Florida
Birth City Pensacola
Birth Country United States of America
Nationality American
Famous As Politician
Also Known for Politician
Zodiac Sign Aries
Occupation Politician

Famously known by the Family name Raymond Wesley Rodrigues, is a great Politician. He was born on April 17, 1970, in Pensacola, Florida.Pensacola is a beautiful and populous city located in Pensacola, Florida United States of America.

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Raymond Wesley Rodrigues Net Worth

Raymond Wesley Rodrigues has a net worth of $5.00 million (Estimated) which he earned from his occupation as Politician. Popularly known as the Politician of United States of America. He is seen as one of the most successful Politician of all times. Raymond Wesley Rodrigues Net Worth & Basic source of earning is being a successful American Politician.

Ray entered the career as Politician In his early life after completing his formal education..

Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth in 2022 $1 Million to $5 Million Approx
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Life Story & Timeline

2019

That same year Rodrigues sponsored the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which provides individuals with disabilities tax free saving plans to be used for costs associated with their disability and education and job training.  The ABLE act also increased the amount that can be earned and saved without losing eligibility for state benefits.  Rodrigues, who has a son with special needs, added a personal sentiment to this bill stating that with the creation of ABLE, “I know that my son will have the opportunity to pursue his potential and to do his very best with the full knowledge that if he’s successful that’s great, and if he’s not successful at achieving independence, he won’t be punished for trying.” The bill passed both the House and Senate and was signed into law by the Governor.

Furthermore, it was learned that teachers under investigation for misconduct would often resign from the district.  The resignation would end the school district’s investigation.  Once the investigation was ended, there would be nothing to report to the Florida Department of Education, allowing the predatory teacher to maintain their teaching certificate and move on to another school district with nothing in their file to warn the next school district.

In January of 2019, newly elected Governor Ron DeSantis indicated his support for repealing the ban on smoking of medical marijuana and called on the Legislature to pass legislation repealing to ban.

In 2019 Rodrigues carried the bill repealing the ban of smoking medical marijuana. In addition to repealing the prohibition on smoking, the bill also requires doctors to submit patient data for research into the effects of smoking and requires patients under the age of 18 to have a terminal condition and get a second opinion from a pediatrician before receiving the drug.  This was the first bill that passed both the House and Senate in the 2019 Session and was the first bill newly elected Governor DeSantis signed into law.

During the 2019 legislative session Rodrigues again sponsored legislation to prohibit government agencies from suing individuals who make public record requests. The bill again passed the House but failed to pass in the Senate.

After sponsoring the bill to repeal the ban on smoking medical marijuana, later in the 2019 Session, Rodrigues sponsored HB 7117 to set a 10% THC cap on medical marijuana. 

Rodrigues provided three main justifications for the need of the 10% cap.  The first justification he cited was a study published in 2019 by The Lancet that found that daily smokers of high THC (greater than 10%) cannabis were 5 times for likely to have a first episode of psychosis than non-smokers. 

Recently more reporting has been done on the danger of daily usage of high THC marijuana.  Andrew Monte, an Associate Professor of emergency medicine and medical toxicology at the University of Colorado’s school of medicine has found since legalization that statewide the overall number of ER cases associated with cannabis has gone up.  “We are seeing an increase in psychosis and hallucinations, as well as anxiety and even depression and suicidality.”  Monte thinks the increase in potency plays a role in all of these cases.   

As Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, Rodrigues worked with Republican House members to guide 5 major healthcare reforms through the process during the 2019 Session to pass both the House and Senate.  Those reforms included:

2018

In May of 2018 Morgan prevailed in his lawsuit as Circuit Judge Karen Grievers found the ban on smoking medical marijuana to be unconstitutional.

In 2018, Rodrigues sponsored legislation that would prohibit the government from suing individuals merely for filing a public records requests.  Many believe these lawsuits are filed as a means of discouraging individuals from following through on their request. 

In 2018 Rodrigues was also the Prime Co-Sponsor on a House Resolution that requested the U.S. Congress to maintain the ban on offshore drilling in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  The Resolution passed both the House and the Senate and was sent to the U.S. Congress in Washington D.C.

In 2018 Rodrigues sponsored the House companion to the “Excellence in Higher Education Act”.  The legislation restored the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars award to 100% of tuition and fees.  It also restored the Medallion Scholarship to 75% of tuition and fees. The “Excellence in Higher Education Act” also included the “Campus Free Expression Act” which protects freedom of speech on Florida university and college campuses. The bill passed both the House and Senate and was signed into law by the Governor.

In 2018 Rodrigues learned from a constituent about a major loophole in our statutes protecting students from predatory teachers.  Only students under 18 were protected by the existing statutes.  It was legal for sexual relations between teachers and students 18 and over.  Since special needs students are often enrolled in the district until they turn 21, these students had no protection after turning 18.  

In 2018 Rodrigues recognized the growing threat of rising sea level and the need for coastal resiliency and sponsored a successful appropriation bill to provide funding to Florida International University (FIU) to conduct a study to document rising sea levels and effects on Miami Beach. 

During the 2018 re-election campaign for his senior term, Ray Rodrigues was again unopposed in the Republican Primary.  He was challenged by Democratic candidate David Bognor in the General Election.  Rodrigues won reelection by defeating Bogner 64.49% to 35.51%.

After his reelection to the Florida House of Representatives in 2018, Ray Rodrigues was appointed by Speaker Jose Oliva to Chair the Health and Human Services Committee.

2017

Next, in 2017 Rodrigues also authored the implementation legislation for Medical Marijuana. During 2017 Special Session A, the bill passed both the House and Senate and was signed into law by the Governor.  As part of the Implementing Bill this legislation provided an exemption from taxation on sales, use, and other transactions for marijuana and marijuana delivery devices used for medical purposes. The Implementing Bill also prohibited the smoking of medical marijuana.  This prohibition of smoking led to a lawsuit filed in July 2017 by John Morgan, the author of the medical marijuana constitutional amendment.

2016

In 2016 Rodrigues sponsored House Joint Resolution 193 which placed an amendment to the Florida Constitution on the 2016 General Primary Ballot to remove tax barriers from businesses when they install solar panels or other renewable energy devices on their properties. The amendment prevented local governments from assesses a tangible personal property tax on the solar or renewable energy equipment and it prevented local government from increasing the taxable value of the property because of the addition of solar or renewable energy equipment. The House Joint Resolution passed both the House and Senate unanimously.  The Constitutional Amendment then passed with 73% of the voters approving it.

During the 2016 Session, Rodrigues also passed legislation to repeal a statutory monopoly given to an AdvoServ facility housing 30 percent of all state residents who are in group homes because of developmental and intellectual disabilities and challenging behavior.  The facility had multiple allegations of abuse on its residents brought against them, including the death of Paige Elizabeth Lunsford, a 14 year old non-verbal autistic child due to dehydration while restrained to her bed. Rodrigues sponsored the legislation that repealed the statutory monopoly protecting the facility. The bill passed both the House and Senate and was signed into law by the Governor.

During the 2016 re-election campaign for his junior term, Ray Rodrigues was again unopposed in the Republican Primary.  He was again challenged by Democratic candidate Charles Messina in the General Election.  Rodrigues won reelection by defeating Messina 73.71% to 26.29%.

After being re-elected in 2016 Rodrigues was appointed by Speaker Richard Corcoran to be the House Majority Leader.

As Majority Leader Rodrigues sponsored two implementation bills for Constitutional amendments approved in 2016.  First, in 2017 Rodrigues sponsored the legislation implementing the solar and renewable energy constitutional amendment that passed the previous August.  The legislation removed tax barriers placed on solar consumers in order to promote the use of solar energy and grow clean energy jobs in the state of Florida while enacting important consume protections. The bill passed both the House and Senate and was signed into law by the Governor.

2015

In 2015 Rodrigues sponsored “the anti-speed trap bill”, a bill that prohibited traffic enforcement agencies from establishing traffic citation quotas and required counties and municipalities to report the total revenue received from traffic citations that exceed 33% of total expenses. The traffic enforcement bill was crafted to prevent law enforcement agencies to rely on traffic citations collected at speed traps to fund their budgets. The bill passed both the House and Senate and was signed into law by the Governor.

In 2015 and 2016, Rodrigues drafted legislation that placed a moratorium on fracking in the state of Florida until the Department of Environmental Protection completed a study on the effect of high pressure well stimulations on Florida’s geology and hydrology.   If the peer-reviewed study concluded that fracking could be done safely in Florida, then the bills also strengthened the regulatory framework on fracking; requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to issue a separate permit before any high-pressure well stimulation could be performed, requiring the public disclosure of all chemicals used in the fracking process and increasing the number of inspections throughout the fracking process. The bill passed in the House during both Sessions but died in the Senate each year.

2014

As Southwest Florida continued to grow in 2014, Rodrigues sponsored a bill to incorporate the Village of Estero as Lee County’s first new city in 15 years, which provided local control and direct representation for its residents. The bill passed both the House and Senate and was signed into law by the Governor.  The referendum went on to pass with 87% voting in favor.

During the 2014 re-election campaign for his sophomore term, Ray Rodrigues was unopposed in the Republican Primary.  He was challenged by Democratic candidate Charles Messina in the General Election.  Rodrigues won reelection by defeating Messina 68% to 32%.

In filing the bill, Rodrigues recognized Florida was joining a number of cities, school boards and other government agencies across the nation who are suing people seeking documents — forcing them to decide whether it’s worth fighting for their request in court — at their own expense. The bill passed the House unanimously but failed to pass in the Senate.

2013

During his first Session in 2013, Rodrigues sponsored legislation to strengthen Florida’s government in sunshine laws that guaranteed the public’s right to speak at official government meetings, which passed the legislature nearly unanimously. The bill was signed into law by the Governor.

Additionally, during that 2013 Session, he authored legislation that would allow overseas military absentee voters to have their ballots fully counted as long as they are postmarked by Election Day and received within ten days of Election Day.   Previously, ballots received within ten days of Election Day were only counted for federal offices.  He noted, “Our military voters overseas are sacrificing for us to have the opportunity to hold elections. I think the right thing to do is to guarantee their full participation; I wanted to see their entire ballot counted.” The bill was amended onto the Election Reform bill that passed both the House and Senate and was signed into law by the Governor.

Finally in 2013 Rodrigues also worked with fellow State Representative Cary Pigman to Prime Co-sponsor the “Infants Born Alive Act” legislation which provides that an infant born alive during or immediately after an attempted abortion is entitled to the same rights as any other child born during a natural birth.  The bill also requires that the same degree of professional care be used to preserve the life and health of these born alive infants.  Furthermore, an infant born alive is required to be immediately transferred and admitted into a hospital. The bill passed both the House and Senate and was signed into law by the Governor.

1995

Rodrigues has been active in the Lee County Republican Party since 1995, serving in various capacities including Vice-Chairman from 2010-2012. When the Florida House of Representatives districts were redrawn in 2012, Rodrigues ran for the newly created 76th District. He faced off against former State Representative Michael J. Grant and Chauncey Solinger in the Republican General Primary. Rodrigues won with nearly 50% of the vote to Grant’s 28% and Solinger’s 22%. Rodrigues was unopposed in the general election.

1992

Rodrigues was born in Pensacola and attended Berry College in Rome, Georgia, where he received a scholarship from the WinShape Foundation and graduated in 1992. Following graduation, he moved to Estero, where he became an active member of the community, eventually working as the Budget Manager for the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University.

1970

Raymond Wesley Rodrigues (born April 17, 1970) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 76th District, which includes southern and coastal Lee County, namely, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers Beach, and Sanibel, since 2012.

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