Alan Hays

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Alan Hays
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Florida State Senate, District 11
Incumbent
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
November 15, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits 2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
2004 - 2010
Education
OtherDMD, University of Florida, 1976
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Coast Guard
Years of service1967 - 1970
Personal
BirthdayMarch 12, 1946
ProfessionRetired dentist
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
D. Alan Hays (b. March 12, 1946) is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Hays served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 25 from 2004 to 2010.

Biography

Now retired, Hays' professional experience includes working as a dentist. He served in the United States Coast Guard from 1967 to 1970.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hays served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, Vice-chair
Governmental Oversight and Accountability, Vice-chair
Appropriations
Banking and Insurance
Commerce and Tourism
Legislative Auditing
Legislative Budget Commission
Collective Bargaining

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hays served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hays served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2010

On his campaign website, Hays listed six issues he was concerned about.[2] They are:

  • Fiscal Conservatism
Excerpt: "Alan Hays believes state government must live within its means, just like Floridians are forced to do."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Alan supports the right of parents to choose public, independent or parochial education, as well as home schooling."
  • Protecting Florida's Constitutional Rights
Excerpt: "Alan believes Florida must reassert its rights under the 10th Amendment. He is currently co-sponsoring legislation that addresses state's rights for health care and protection of Floridians 2nd Amendment rights."
  • Property Insurance Reform
Excerpt: "For three straight years, Alan has led the fight to return basic market principles to Florida's property insurance crisis."
  • Protecting the Environment
Excerpt: "Florida is a special place to live. The beaches, rivers and land of our State deserve to be protected. As a member of the Legislature, Alan has been a responsible steward of the environment and will continue to consider the uniqueness of our state in his role as an elected leader of Florida."
  • Public Safety
Excerpt: "Alan believes violent offenders should be behind bars and that our citizens should be protected at all costs. Those who prey on our children and seniors deserve the most severe penalties allowed by law."

2008

Hays did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[3]

Hays's sponsored legislation in the Florida House included:

  • HB 83 - "Public Campaign Financing: Repeals "Florida Election Campaign Financing Act"
  • HB 1509 - Driver License Services: Revises fees for driver license examinations, original & renewal issuance, reinstatement, & replacement of licenses & identification cards & license endorsements"
  • HB 5133 - "Racing Animal Medication Research: Removes provisions for certain moneys to be used for research relating to medication of racing animals"

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House website.

Elections

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Hays won re-election in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 20. Hays ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated John Iler (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Florida State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Hays Incumbent 71.6% 163,223
     Independent John Iler 28.4% 64,863
Total Votes 228,086

2010

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Hays won election to the District 20 seat of the Florida State Senate in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. Hays defeated Eunice Garbutt (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Florida State Senate, District 20
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Alan Hays (R) 135,175 67.18%
Eunice Garbutt (D) 66,025 32.82%

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Hays won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 25th District. Hays ran unopposed in the election. He raised $98,604 for his campaign.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hays is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Hays raised a total of $920,612 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[8]

Alan Hays's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State Senate, District 11 Won $226,131
2010 Florida State Senate, District 20 Won $394,900
2008 Florida State House, District 25 Won $98,604
2006 Florida State House, District 25 Won $96,901
2004 Florida State House, District 25 Won $104,076
Grand Total Raised $920,612

2012

Hays won re-election to the Florida State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hays raised a total of $226,131.
Florida State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Alan Hays's campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$5,213
Hospital Corp of America$4,000
Florida Hospital Association$3,000
Florida Dental Association$2,000
Florida Association of Insurance Agents$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$226,131
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hays won election to the Florida State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hays raised a total of $394,900.

2008

Hays won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Hays raised a total of $98,604.

2006

Hays won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Hays raised a total of $96,901.

2004

Hays won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Hays raised a total of $104,076.

Personal

Hays and his wife, Jeanne, have three children. He has been a founding board member of Hospice of Lake and Sumter, and trustee of Lake-Sumter Community College.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Fasano (R)
Florida State Senate District 11
2012- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Carey Baker
Florida State Senate District 20
2010-2012
Succeeded by
Jack Latvala
Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 25
2004–2010
Succeeded by
Larry Metz