Bill Hager

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Bill Hager
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Florida House of Representatives, District 89
Incumbent
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Northern Iowa, 1969
Master'sUniversity of Hawaii, 1972
J.D.University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1974
Personal
Date of birthFebruary 6, 1947
Place of birthPipestone, Minnesota
ProfessionLawyer/Reinsurance Arbitrator
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bill Hager (b. February 6, 1947) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 89. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Hager served on the Boca Raton City Council from 2002 to 2009 and as Deputy Mayor.

Biography

Hager earned his B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Northern Iowa, M.Ed. from the University of Hawaii and J.D. from the University of Illinois. His professional experience includes working as President of Insurance Metrics Corporation, which provides expert witness testimony for insurance-based litigation, and as an attorney, having previously worked as General Counsel to the American Academy of Actuaries and an assistant attorney general in Iowa.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Hager served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2015
Education
Joint Committee on Public Counsel Oversight, Chair

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

Issues

"Caylee's Law"

In 2012, Hager introduced House Bill 49, one of a series of state bills collectively known as "Caylee's Law." Named after the child whose death lead to the Casey Anthony murder trial, the bill proposed a range of provisions mandating timely reporting of missing or deceased children.[1] While Hager's version of the bill died in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee, a companion bill, HB 37, passed unanimously; it was signed into law on April 6, 2012.[2][3]

Campaign themes

2014

Hager's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

Build a Stronger Economy

  • Excerpt: "We need to make job creation a top priority by supporting a pro-business climate that attracts new jobs to our area."

Quality Education

  • Excerpt: "We must put students first. Every child deserves access to a quality education that will prepare them to compete in the global economy of the 21st Century."

Keep Our Streets Safe

  • Excerpt: "The safety of our families, seniors, schools and neighborhoods must remain a top priority."

Protect Our Tax Dollars

  • Excerpt: "We need to lower taxes for families and businesses while ensuring the hard-earned tax dollars we send to Tallahassee are used wisely."

End Wasteful Government Spending

  • Excerpt: "We need to prioritize our state’s spending and see to it that duplication, waste and inefficiencies are eliminated."

Elections

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. David Ryan Silvers was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Bill Hager was unopposed in the Republican primary. Silvers was defeated by Hager in the general election.[5][6]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hager won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 89. Hager ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Tom Gustafson (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Florida House of Representatives, District 89, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Hager Incumbent 52.7% 39,870
     Democratic Tom Gustafson 47.3% 35,807
Total Votes 75,677

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hager did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. He defeated Hava Holzhauer (D) in the November 2 general election.[8]

Florida House of Representatives, District 87
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Hager (R) 28,154 62.99%
Hava Holzhauer (D) 16,542 37.01%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hager is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hager raised a total of $574,536 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[9]

Bill Hager's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 89 Won $305,209
2010 Florida State House, District 87 Won $269,327
Grand Total Raised $574,536

2012

Hager won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hager raised a total of $305,209.

2010

Hager won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hager raised a total of $269,327.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Hager's endorsements include the following:[10]

  • Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
  • Palm Beach County Human Rights Council
  • Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce
  • Sun Sentinel
  • Florida Medical Society
  • BIZPAC
  • Associated Builders & Contractors Inc.
  • Equality Florida Action PAC
  • Associated Industries of Florida (AIF)
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches
  • National Rifle Association
  • Lantana Vice Mayor Pro Tem Malcolm Balfour
  • West Palm Beach Commissioner Shanon Materio
  • Palm Beach County Commissioner Steve Abrams
  • Highland Beach Commissioner Lou Stern
  • Lantana Mayor Dave Stewart
  • Palm Beach Shores Mayor John Workman
  • Palm Beach Shores Commissioner Lisa Tropepe
  • Riviera Beach Councilwoman Dawn Pardo

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[12]
Legislators are scored on their stances on "long term care issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stances on marijuana.
Legislators are scored on a group of bills that LFN selects as a "cross-section of legislation."

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[13]

Legislators are scored on their stances on civil liberty issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[14]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

Personal

Hager and his wife, Beth, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Clemens (D)
Florida House District 89
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Adam Hasner
Florida House District 87
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Dave Kerner (D)