|Alabama House of Representatives District 79|
|November 5, 2014|
|Years in position||16|
|Speaker of the House, Alabama State House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Other||ABJ, University of Georgia, 1983|
|Birthday||February 11, 1962|
|Place of birth||Hartwell, GA|
|Profession||President, International Sports Properties, Auburn Project|
Hubbard is the president of International Sports Properties Auburn Project. He previously worked as president of Auburn Network, Incorporated from 1994 to 2003, as general manager of Host Communications from 1990 to 1994, and as associate sports information director for Auburn University from 1984 to 1990.
In May 2011, Governing Magazine named Hubbard one of 17 "GOP Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities like leadership, ambition, and political potential.
Hubbard was selected as chairman of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) in July 2012. He will serve in the position for one year.
Hubbard served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2013. Shirley Scott-Harris is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mike Hubbard will face Fred Toomer in the Republican primary.
Hubbard won re-election to the 79th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition.
Hubbard raised $748,446 for his campaign, while Ellis raised $517,195 and Clark did not file a campaign finance report.
|Alabama State House, District 79 (2006)|
|Mike Hubbard (R)||7,082|
|Carolyn Ellis (D)||5,207|
|Dick Clark (L)||396|
In 2010, Hubbard raised $540,478 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Alabama Ass0Ciated General Contractors||$25,000|
|Alabama Forestry Association||$25,000|
|Hubbard, Michael G||$20,000|
In 2006, Hubbard raised $748,446 in donations.
Below are Hubbard's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:
|Michael G Hubbard||$150,000|
|Business Council of AL||$47,500|
|AL Republican Party||$40,000|
|AL Farmers Federation||$27,410|
|AL Forestry Assoc||$24,000|
A New York Times series in January 2014 explored the growing number of trifectas. The series listed six issues that have been increasing in prominence in trifecta states: Abortion, Medicaid, Minimum Wage, Same-Sex Marriage, Unions and Voter Identification. Hubbard was featured in one of the articles as a leader behind the effort to flip the Alabama State Legislature from Democratic to Republican in 2010. Hubbard raised millions of dollars by traveling across the country, pitching a strategy of how Republicans could win the chambers. Hubbard looked for assistance from the Republican State Leadership Committee, among other entities. "Their job is to flip legislatures, and we wanted them to help us flip Alabama," he said. Hubbard traveled helping raise money for the Republican State Leadership Committee, which raised more than $30 million prior to the 2010 elections, working to elect Republican legislatures across the country. "The conversation was, ‘I’ve got some people in Alabama who are very interested in giving money to help elect Republicans to state legislatures, and I would hope that if we help raise money for you, you will help us win in Alabama," Hubbard said.
Hubbard and his wife, Susan, have two children.
He is a member of the Alabama Broadcasters' Association, Auburn-Opelika Airport Advisory Board, Auburn United Methodist Church, Auburn Chamber of Commerce, and the Auburn Kiwanis Club.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Mike + Hubbard + Alabama + House" Mike Hubbard News Feed
- Mike Hubbard Homepage (Archived)
- Alabama Legislature - Mike Hubbard
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2002, 1998
- Alabama House Republican Caucus
- Governing, "GOP Legislators to Watch," May 24, 2011
- Opelika-Auburn News "Hubbard elected to another political post," July 31, 2012
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 27, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 27, 2014
- Birmingham News "Mike Hubbard not running for Alabama governor ... in 2014," June 13, 2012
- Statewide general election results (Archived), accessed December 13, 2013
- 2006 election results, Alabama
- Alabama House spending, 2006
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions
- New York Times "Taking the Battle to the States," January 11, 2014
- New York Times "A National Strategy Funds State Political Monopolies," January 11, 2014
- Mitt Romney Central, "Alabama Leaders Support Mitt Romney," October 21, 2011
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Hubbard
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