|Alabama House of Representatives District 79|
|November 5, 2018|
|Years in position||17|
|Speaker of the House, Alabama State House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 6, 2018|
|Other||ABJ, University of Georgia, 1983|
|Date of birth||February 11, 1962|
|Place of birth||Hartwell, GA|
|Profession||President, International Sports Properties, Auburn Project|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Controversies
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Hubbard is currently facing felony charges related to potential ethics violations.
Hubbard's professional experience includes working as the President of International Sports Properties Auburn Project, President of Auburn Network, Incorporated from 1994 to 2003, 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.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Hubbard served on the following committees:
|Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Lee County Legislation|
Hubbard served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
|Alabama Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Lee County Legislation|
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.
Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Shirley Scott-Harris was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mike Hubbard defeated Fred Toomer in the Republican primary. Hubbard then defeated Scott-Harris in the general election.
|Alabama House of Representatives District 79, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Mike Hubbard Incumbent||58.5%||5,136|
|Alabama House of Representatives, District 79 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Mike Hubbard Incumbent||60.2%||2,947|
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 five 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|
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Hubbard and his wife, Susan, have two children.
Hubbard 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.
On October 20, 2014, a grand jury indicted Hubbard on 23 total counts. The charges include: "four counts of using of his office as Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party for personal gain, one count of voting for legislation with a conflict of interest, eleven counts of soliciting or receiving a thing of value from a lobbyist or principal, two counts of using his office as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives for personal gain, four Counts of lobbying an executive department or agency for a fee and one count of using state equipment and materials for private gain." Each count carries a maximum penalty of two to 20 years in prison and $30,000 in fines. Hubbard was booked in the Lee County jail that same day. The indictment does not remove him from his position in the legislature or his role as speaker.
Hubbard suggested that these charges are nothing more than a witch hunt. In a statement, he said, "Friends, if there was any doubt that this was a political witch hunt, I think it is pretty clear right now that is exactly what it is. This has been going on for two years, dragging on and on, and here they come two weeks before an election and make these allegations. The fact is that we've done some great things in this state and some powerful people don't like it."
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Mike + Hubbard + Alabama + House"
- Alabama House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Alabama State Legislature
- Alabama state legislative districts
- Profile from the Alabama House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2002, 1998
- Alabama House Republican Caucus
- Governing, "GOP Legislators to Watch," May 24, 2011
- 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
- Alabama Democrats, "Qualified candidates for public office list," accessed February 27, 2014
- Alabama Republican Party, "State Senate," accessed February 27, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Democratic Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official Republican Primary Results," accessed June 20, 2014
- AL.com, "Alabama 2014 general election: Results for statewide and congressional races," November 4, 2014
- Birmingham News, "Mike Hubbard not running for Alabama governor ... in 2014," June 13, 2012
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed July 18, 2014
- Alabama Secretary of State, "Official 2006 election results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Alabama House spending, 2006," November 4, 2006
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2006 Campaign contributions," accessed October 21, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed October 21, 2014
- AL.com, "Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard indicted on 23 felony corruption charges by Lee County Grand Jury," October 20, 2014
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