Adam Hasner

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Adam Hasner
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 22
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives District 87
2002-2010
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Consultant/Attorney
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Adam Hasner was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 22nd Congressional District of Florida. Hasner was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 87th District from 2002-2010. Hasner ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, but was defeated by Lois Frankel (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Career

Hasner currently works as a business consultant and attorney.

Hasner was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 87th District from 2002-2010. Hasner served as House Majority Leader.

He is a member of the Boca Raton Community Hospital Board of Trustees, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Palm Beach County Board of Directors, Florida-Israel Institute Board of Directors, Florida Research Consortium Board, South Florida Chapter, National Safety Council Board, and Reach Out and Read Florida Advisory Board.[2]

Committee assignments

2009-2010

Issues

Hasner did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[3]

Secret ballot amendment proposed

Hasner is the lead sponsor of a Secret Ballot Amendment. On March 11, 2009, a committee of the Florida House of Representatives approved the proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution as a possible ballot item for the 2010 ballot.[4]

Hasner's sponsored legislation included:

  • HB 879 - "Financial Incentives for Electric Vehicles: Exempts specified categories of electric vehicles & components from sales & use tax & motor vehicle title transfer, registration, & tag fees for specified time"
  • HJR 1013 - "Guaranteeing the Right to Vote by Secret Ballot: Proposes creation of s. 28, Art. I of State Constitution to declare that right of individuals to vote by secret ballot is fundamental &, where local, state, or federal law requires elections by the people for public office, requires public votes by the people on initiatives or referenda, or requires designations or authorizations of employee representation, right of individuals to vote by secret ballot is guaranteed."

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Campaign themes

2012

Hasner's campaign website listed the following issues:[5]

  • Adam's Commitments
Excerpt: "These commitments are the foundation of our campaign and the principles on which we will build a platform of common sense solutions to tackle the challenges we face."
  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "Job creation and getting our economy going again is the top priority. Everything Washington does must be viewed through that lens."
  • Lead By Example
Excerpt: "Too many politicians in Washington have been inside the Beltway for far too long and are out of touch with the communities they represent and the reality of the challenges we face."
  • American Energy Solutions
Excerpt: "For decades, Washington’s energy policies have failed us in making any real movement toward true energy security. Gasoline prices are a on a perpetual rollercoaster, ever ready to set new record price points in Southeast Florida."
  • Restoring Regulatory Common Sense
Excerpt: "The current administration wants to impose 4,200 new regulations on small businesses. The EPA alone wants to implement 330 new regulations on everything from farms to construction sites."

Elections

2014

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See also: Florida's 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

Hasner announced in January 2014 that he will not challenge Patrick Murphy in Florida's 18th Congressional District.[6]

2012

See also: Florida's 22nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Hasner was defeated by Lois Frankel (D).[7] Hasner ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 22nd District. Hasner won the nomination after running unopposed on the Republican ticket.[8][9] The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012.

U.S. House, Florida District 22 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLois Frankel 54.6% 171,021
     Republican Adam Hasner 45.4% 142,050
Total Votes 313,071
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

Due to Florida term limits, Hasner could not run for re-election in the Florida House of Representatives elections of 2010.[10]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hasner won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 87th District, defeating Robert Ostrov (D). Hasner received 38,775 votes in the election while Ostrov received 25,188 votes.[11] Hasner raised $1,052,391 for his campaign; Ostrov raised $60,580.[12]

Florida House of Representatives, District 87
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Adam Hasner (R) 38,775 60.6%
Robert Ostrov (D) 25,188 39.4%

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Hasner's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Hasner lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Hasner's campaign committee raised a total of $3,374,761 and spent $3,368,777.[13]

Hasner said that he raised around $475,000 between July 26 and September 30.[14]

2008

Below are Hasner's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[15]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Republican Party $69,612
Appliance Direct $6,000
FL Assoc of Realtors $4,500
Hospital Corporation of America $4,000
FL Hospital Assoc $3,500

Personal

Hasner and his wife Jillian live in Boca Raton, FL.[16]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 87
2002–2010
Succeeded by
Bill Hager