|Florida House of Representatives District 2|
|2006- March 18, 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Mayor Pro Tempore, City of Gulf Breeze|
|2000 - 2007|
|Arkansas House of Representatives|
|1975 - 1976|
|Bachelor's||University of Arkansas|
|J.D.||University of Arkansas|
|Service/branch||Army Reserve National Guard|
|Years of service||1955 - 1988|
|Date of birth||9/24/1938|
|Place of birth||Wynne, Arkansas|
Ford was Mayor Pro Tempore for the City of Gulf Breeze from 2000 to 2007 and served on the Gulf Breeze City Council from 1990 to 2007.
Ford's professional experience includes working as an attorney. He served in the Army Reserve National Guard from 1955 to 1988.
He was a member of the American Legion and life member of the National Rifle Association.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ford served on these committees:
|Florida Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Rules & Calendar|
|• State Affairs|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ford served on these committees:
|Florida Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Energy & Utilities Policy|
|• Health Care Appropriations|
|• Health Care Regulation Policy|
|• Roads, Bridges & Ports Policy|
Ford provided 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. When asked his legislative priorities, he responded:
"My top two priorities for the next decade are adequate funding for health care and energy. A close third is education directed toward specific training to produce a workforce that will attract and retain jobs in Northwest Florida by linking our education institutions to the recruitment efforts directed toward employers. Incentives must be incremented to the number of jobs, salary levels and stability of the employment."
Ford's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 339 - "Criminal Offenses: Provides for reclassification of offenses committed against elderly or disabled; provides for mandatory term of imprisonment for certain thefts against persons 65 years of age or older; provides for mandatory term of imprisonment for certain acts of exploitation against elderly person or disabled adult."
- HB 993 - "Airline Travel: Requires airline that cancels or delays flight more than 1 hour to honor passenger's ticket at later date or reimburse cost plus penalty fee except under certain conditions"
- HB 1003 - "Insurance: Designates act "John and Patricia Seibel Act;" provides specified continuing education requirements for persons licensed to solicit or sell life insurance; provides for administrative fines & criminal penalties for offenses involving misleading representations or fraudulent comparisons or omissions, generating unlawful fees & commissions, or using fraudulent signatures"
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Ford won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 2. Ford defeated Jeremy M. Bosso in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Christine M. Bruha (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Florida House of Representatives, District 2 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Clay Ford Incumbent||74.7%||11,445|
| Florida House of Representatives, District 3 |
2010 General election results
|Clay Ford (R)||24,489||60.29%|
|Claudia Brown-Curry (D)||16,128||39.71%|
On November 4, 2008, Ford won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 3rd District, defeating Lumon May (D). Ford received 33,504 votes in the election while May received 30,751 votes. Ford raised $280,198 for his campaign; May raised $96,977.
|Florida House of Representatives, District 3|
|Clay Ford (R)||33,504||52.1%|
|Lumon May (D)||30,751||47.9%|
Comprehensive donor information for Ford is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Ford raised a total of $583,492 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.
|Clay Ford's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Florida House, District 2||$120,131|
|2010||Florida House, District 3||$183,163|
|2008||Florida House, District 3||$280,198|
|Grand Total Raised||$583,492|
2012Ford won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ford raised a total of $120,131.
|Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Clay Ford's campaign in 2012|
|Florida Republican Party||$16,056|
|Hospital Corp. of America||$2,000|
|Florida Association of Insurance Agents||$1,000|
|Florida Optometric Association||$1,000|
|Florida Dental Association||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$120,131|
|Source: Follow the Money|
In 2010, Ford raised $183,163 in contributions.
His six largest contributors were:
|Florida Republican Party||$8,857|
|Republican Party Of Florida||$4,000|
|Florida Chamber Of Commerce||$3,500|
|Florida Association Of Realtors||$2,000|
|Florida Cable Telecommunications Association||$2,000|
|Hospital Corp Of America||$2,000|
Below are Ford's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|FL Republican Party||$56,148|
|Hospital Corporation of America||$4,000|
|FL Police Benevolent Assoc||$2,000|
|FL Assoc of Insurance Agents||$2,000|
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- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
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- tampabay.com, "Florida State Representative Clay Ford dies," March 19, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed December 16, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Issue positions," accessed December 16, 2014
- Florida Secretary of State Election Division, "Candidate List," accessed June 21, 2012
- Florida Election Watch, "2010 Election results," accessed December 16, 2014
- Florida Department of Elections, "Florida House Official Election Results," November 4, 2008
- Follow the Money, "2008 Contributions," accessed December 16, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Ford, C V (Clay)," accessed December 21, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed November 20, 2014
Clay Ingram (R)
|Florida House of Representatives District 2
| Succeeded by|
Mike Hill (R)
|Florida House of Representatives District 3
| Succeeded by|
Doug Broxson (R)
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