Halsey Beshears

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Halsey Beshears
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Florida House of Representatives, District 7
In office
November 20, 2012 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolBrookwood School, 1989
Bachelor'sFlorida State University
Master'sUniversity of Florida
BirthdayNovember 27, 1971
Place of birthWinter Park, Florida
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Halsey Beshears (b. November 27, 1971) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Beshears earned his B.S. in Social Science from Florida State University and his M.S. in Entrepreneurship from University of Florida. His professional experience includes working as Chief Financial Officer of Simpson Nurseries and President of Total Landscape Supply.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Regulatory Affairs



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Halsey Beshears is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Beshears won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 7. Beshears defeated Jamey Westbrook, Mike Williams, and Don Curtis in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Robert Hill (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHalsey Behshears 60.7% 40,930
     Democratic Robert Hill 39.3% 26,483
Total Votes 67,413
Florida House of Representatives, District 7 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHalsey Beshears 37.9% 3,986
Mike Williams 24% 2,518
Jamey Westbrook 20.9% 2,193
Don Curtis 17.2% 1,807
Total Votes 10,504

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Beshears is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Beshears raised a total of $457,559 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[4]

Halsey Beshears's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 7 Won $457,559
Grand Total Raised $457,559


Beshears won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Beshears raised a total of $457,559.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Halsey Beshears's campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$109,155
Beshears, Halsey W$76,500
Beshears, Halsey W$5,475
Florida Institute of Cpas$2,500
Beshears, Halsey W$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$457,559
Source:Follow the Money


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


In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marti Coley (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 7
Succeeded by