Mike Hill (Florida)

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Mike Hill
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Florida House of Representatives, District 2
Incumbent
In office
August 2013 - present
Term ends
November 14, 2016
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedJune 11, 2013
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUnited States Air Force Academy
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Years of service10 years
Personal
ProfessionInsurance
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Walter Bryan "Mike" Hill is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on June 11, 2013.

Hill was the President of the Northwest Florida Tea Party from 2010-2013.[1]

Biography

Hill earned his B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy. His professional experience includes owning a small insurance business. He served in the United States Air Force for 10 years.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Hill's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Championing Liberty

  • Excerpt: "Mike Hill is a constitutional conservative at his core. As a veteran and a small business owner, he knows firsthand the value of our God-given liberty – and the need to be vigilant in defending it."

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "Mike Hill will continue to fight to balance Florida’s budget each year by cutting waste and unnecessary government programs first – not by raising taxes on you and our fellow Northwest Floridians."

Stand up to Special Interests

  • Excerpt: "Mike will continue to stand up for taxpayers, and fight to restore government’s place as a protector of freedoms, not a provider of special benefits for the powerful and oppressive rules for the rest of us."

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. Jeremy Lau was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Mike Hill was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hill defeated Lau in the general election.[3][4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Hill Incumbent 65.3% 34,133
     Democratic Jeremy Lau 34.7% 18,109
Total Votes 52,242

2013

See also: Florida state legislative special elections, 2013

Hill won election in a special election for Florida House of Representatives District 2. The seat was vacant following Clay Ford's (R) death on March 18. Hill defeated Ed Gray III, Scott Miller, Jack Nobles, David Radcliffe and Mark Taylor in the May 14 Republican primary, and defeated Jeremy Lau (D) in the general election, which took place on June 11, 2013.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

Florida House of Representatives, District 2, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Hill 57.9% 11,077
     Democratic Jeremy Lau 42.1% 8,065
Total Votes 19,142

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

Hill and his wife, Greta, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Clay Ford (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 2
August 2013- present
Succeeded by
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