Alan Williams

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Alan Williams
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Florida House of Representatives, District 8
Incumbent
In office
November 2008 - present
Term ends
November 16, 2012
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Whip, Florida House of Representatives
2012 - 2013
Deputy Minority Whip, Florida House of Representatives
2008 - 2012
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sFlorida A&M University
Master'sFlorida A&M University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 22, 1975
Place of birthTallahassee, Florida
ProfessionMarketing and Business Consultant
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
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Alan B. Williams is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Williams served as Minority Whip from 2012 to 2013 and Deputy Minority Whip from 2008 to 2012.

Biography

Williams' professional experience includes working as a community relations aide to Tallahassee Mayor John Marks and in sales for Sprint.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Affairs, Democratic Ranking Member
Appropriations
Regulatory Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Williams served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Williams served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Williams 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.[2]

Williams's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 475 - "Early Voting Sites: Permits supervisor of elections to designate permanent public facilities as early voting sites."
  • HB 1299 - "Tax Refund Program for Business Sustainability Training: Authorizes sales tax refund to construction businesses for portion of tuition cost to attend training by US Green Building Council; limits amount of tax refund per employee; authorizes small businesses to apply for refund; requires business to apply to DOR for tax refund"
  • HB 1427 - "State Board of Administration: Requires SBA to create audit committee; provides membership requirements, duties, & powers"

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

Elections

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Alan Williams defeated Dianne Williams-Cox in the Democratic primary and will face James W. Sinclair (I) in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Williams won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 8. Williams ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Williams won re-election to the 8th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the primary or the November 2 general election.[6]

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Williams won election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 8th District, defeating Robert Maddox (NPA). Williams received 55,271 votes in the election while Maddox received 10,393 votes.[7] Williams raised $314,706 for his campaign; Maddox raised $1,277.[8]

Florida House of Representatives, District 8
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Alan Williams (D) 55,271 84.2%
Robert Maddox (NPA) 10,393 15.8%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Williams is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Williams raised a total of $486,230 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[9]

Alan Williams's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 8 Won $84,394
2010 Florida State House, District 8 Won $87,130
2008 Florida State House, District 8 Won $314,706
Grand Total Raised $486,230

2012

Williams won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $84,394.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Alan Williams's campaign in 2012
Hospital Corp of America$2,000
Florida Police Benevolent Association$1,500
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association$1,500
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association$1,000
Bright House Networks$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$84,394
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Williams won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $87,130.

2008

Williams won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Williams raised a total of $314,706.

Scorecards

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2014

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

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[11]

Personal

Williams has served on the Board of Directors of the Boys Choir of Tallahassee and Challenger Learning Center, and as a member of the League of Women Voters of Florida and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators.[1]

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Florida House of Representatives District 8
2008–present
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