Travis Hutson

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Travis Hutson
Travis Hutson.jpg
Candidate for
Florida State Senate, District 6
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalApril 7, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
District 24
2012 - 2014
Websites
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Travis Hutson is a 2015 special election Republican candidate for District 6 of the Florida State Senate.[1] He previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 24 from 2012 to November 7, 2014. He resigned to run in a special election for Florida State Senate District 6.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Education

Elections

2015

See also: Florida state legislative special elections, 2015

David Cox is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Travis Hutson, Dennis McDonald, Ronald Renuart and Beth Sweeny will face off in the Republican primary.[1]

The seat is vacant following John Thrasher's (R) resignation to become President of Florida State University.[3]

A special election for the position of Florida State Senate District 6 has been called for April 7, with a primary on January 27, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2014.[4]

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. Incumbent Travis Hutson was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[5][6]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hutson won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 24. Hutson ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Milissa Marie Holland (D) and Michael Cornish (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Florida House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Hutson 49.5% 39,459
     Democratic Milissa Holland 47.2% 37,623
     Independent Michael Cornish 3.3% 2,643
Total Votes 79,725

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hutson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Hutson raised a total of $285,561 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[8]

Travis Hutson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 24 Won $285,561
Grand Total Raised $285,561

2012

Hutson won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hutson raised a total of $285,561.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Travis Hutson's campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$67,894
Hospital Corp of America$3,000
Gulf Coast Healthcare$3,000
Florida Association of Insurance Agents$2,000
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$285,561
Source:Follow the Money

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Hutson's endorsements included:[9]

  • Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam
  • Attorney General Pam Bondi
  • State senator John Thrasher
  • State representative Fred Costello
  • State representative Bill Proctor
  • State Attorney R.J. Larizza
  • Flagler Clerk of Court Gail Wadsworth
  • St Johns Sherriff David Shoar
  • Flagler County Commissioner-elect Charlie Ericksen
  • Palm Coast City Councilman Frank Meeker
  • Palm Coast City Councilman Bill McGuire
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Associated Industries of Florida
  • Beall’s
  • National Rifle Association
  • Florida Carpenters
  • Florida Retail Federation
  • Historic City News
  • Florida Association of Insurance Agents
  • Florida Realtors
  • Florida Cable Telecommunications Association
  • Publix Supermarkets
  • Florida Association of Health Plans
  • Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Florida Farm Bureau
  • Florida Forestry Association
  • Florida Growers Association
  • UPS
  • Florida CPAs
  • Florida Dentists
  • Florida Bankers Association
  • Florida Chiropractors
  • Florida Physical Therapy Association

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Florida

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[10]

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."[11]
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.[12]

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."[13]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis Baxley (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 24
2012–November 2014
Succeeded by
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