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Who is Pam Bondi?

Pamela Jo Bondi (born November 17, 1965) is an American attorney, lobbyist, and politician. A Republican, she served as the 37th Florida attorney general from 2011 to 2019, the first woman elected to the office.

Pam Bondi Biography, Wiki

Bondi was born in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from King High School in 1983 and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in 1987. Following college, Bondi enrolled at Stetson Law School, where she completed her J.D. in 1990. She began her career immediately upon graduation.

Bondi served as a prosecutor in the state of Florida for 18 years. Before resigning to campaign for state attorney general, she worked as an assistant state attorney for the 13th Judicial District. In addition to these roles, Bondi was vice chair of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee and a member of the DUI manslaughter committee.

Bondi was recognized by the Tampa Bay Review as a 2001 Lawyers of Distinction Award recipient. Apart from her professional duties, she is also a member of the Tampa Bay United Way and of the University of Florida Gator Club Board of Directors.

Pam Bondi Biography Wikipedia
Pam Bondi
BornPamela Jo Bondi
November 17, 1965 (age 56)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Garret Barnes​​(m. 1990; div. 1992)​
Scott Fitzgerald​​(m. 1996; div. 2002)​
EducationUniversity of Florida (BA)
Stetson University (JD)

Pam Bondi Career

Pam Bondi initially worked as a prosecutor and spokeswoman in Hillsborough County, Florida (Thirteenth Judicial District), serving as an assistant state attorney. She eventually resigned to take over the office of the attorney general of Florida.

During her time as a prosecutor, she worked as a felony bureau chief and a member of the committees on vehicular homicide, internal homicide, and DUI manslaughter. In 2006, she prosecuted former Major League Baseball (MLB) player Dwight Gooden for violating his probation terms and for substance abuse. The following year, she prosecuted the defendants of the Martin Anderson death case.

Pam also served as the vice chair of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee. In 2001, the Tampa Bay Review awarded her the Lawyers of Distinction Award.

She was elected as the 37th attorney general of Florida on November 2, 2010, after she defeated Democrat Dan Gelber. With this, she became the first woman attorney general of Florida. She served in the position from January 2011 to January 2019, having been re-elected in 2014.

In fact, she went uncontested in the Republican primary and won over Democrat George Sheldon and Libertarian Bill Wohlsifer in the general election held on November 4, 2014.

As an attorney general, Pam Bondi participated in the lawsuit against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA, or “Obamacare”). Florida was the main plaintiff in the lawsuit that involved 26 other states. The U.S. Supreme Court eventually upheld the law in 2012.

In February 2017, Pam Bondi became a member of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, which consisted of 37 members and was established to review and suggest changes to the Florida Constitution.

In 2018, Pam and 19 other Republican-ruled states filed a lawsuit against the ACA‘s bans on health-insurance agencies demanding higher premiums from people with pre-existing health conditions or refusing them insurance coverage.

In August 2020, Pam Bondi delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington.

Pam Bondi Controversies

Pam Bondi is known for her opposition to LGBTQ rights and same-sex marriage. However, she seemed to have changed her opinion on the gay community after the 2016 Orlando gay nightclub shooting. She later claimed her opinions had been manipulated by news channels.

Since 2010, Pam’s association with Scientology and various fundraisers organized by leading Scientologists to fund her political campaigns have created a lot of controversy.

Pam Bondi has also often been criticized for the monetary contributions she received from Donald Trump. Apparently, in 2013, Pam had decided to join a lawsuit against Trump University for alleged tax fraud.

However, soon, Trump’s foundation donated $25,000 to And Justice for All, a political action committee that Pam was associated with. Following this, she did not join the lawsuit against Trump. The Trump Foundation later said that the donation was an erroneous one.

In March 2016, Pam Bondi campaigned for Trump in the 2016 Florida Republican presidential primary. Trump was later fined for his donation to Pam’s political action committee, and in November 2019, a New York state court ordered him to discontinue the operations of the foundation and to pay $2 million in damages for misusing it.

In 2019, after Pam’s term as an attorney general ended, she started working for Ballard Partners, a firm associated with Trump. In November that year, the Trump administration hired Pam to work for the White House during Trump’s impeachment inquiry.

In January 2020, Pam became a member of Trump’s defense team for the Senate impeachment trial.

During the impeachment trial, Pam alleged that former U.S. vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter had been involved in corruption in Ukraine. However, such claims were later proved false.

Pam Bondi FAQ’s

Who is Pam Bondi?

Pamela Jo Bondi (born November 17, 1965) is an American attorney, lobbyist, and politician. A Republican, she served as the 37th Florida attorney general from 2011 to 2019, the first woman elected to the office.

How old is Pam Bondi?

Pam Bondi is currently 56 years old.

Who is Pam Bondi’s husband?

Bondi married Garret Barnes in 1990; the couple divorced after 22 months of marriage. In 1996, Bondi married Scott Fitzgerald; they divorced in 2002. She was engaged to Greg Henderson in 2012. She is a member of the Junior League.

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