Ed Hooper

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Ed Hooper
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Florida House of Representatives, District 67
Incumbent
In office
2006 - present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$29,697/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Personal
BirthdayAugust 5, 1947
Place of birthStatesville, North Carolina
ProfessionConsultant
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ed Hooper is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 67. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He previously served as Deputy Whip.

Hooper served as Vice Mayor of Clearwater City from 1999 to 2000, and Commissioner from 1996 to 2000.[1]

Biography

Hooper's professional experience includes working as a partner with the Consus Group; he worked as a firefighter from 1968 to 1996.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Economic Affairs
Rules & Calendar
Legislative Budget Commission

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Hooper 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]

Hooper's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 225 - "Tax on Sales, Use, and Other Transactions: Provides maximum tax on sale or use of fractional aircraft ownership interests; provides tax exemptions on sale or use of aircraft primarily used in fractional aircraft ownership program & any parts & labor used in completion, maintenance, repair, & overhaul of such aircraft."
  • HB 723 - "Tax Credits for Restaurants with Tipped Employees: Authorizes OTTED to grant tax credits against sales & use tax or corporate income tax liabilities to specified businesses"
  • HB 823 - "Medical Expenses of Arrested Persons: Requires payments to providers of medical services for certain arrested persons to be made according to state's Medicaid rate for such services in absence of formal, written payment agreement."

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

Elections

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hooper won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 67. Hooper defeated Christopher Shepard in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Ben Farrell (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Florida House of Representatives, District 67, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEd Hooper Incumbent 52.8% 33,441
     Democratic Ben Farrell 47.2% 29,886
Total Votes 63,327
Florida House of Representatives, District 67 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEd Hooper Incumbent 69.3% 6,769
Christopher Shepard 30.7% 2,994
Total Votes 9,763

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hooper ran for re-election to the 50th District seat in 2010. He did not face any opposition in the August 24 primary. Hooper defeated Shelly Leonard (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 50
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ed Hooper (R) 23,880 59.74%
Shelly Leonard (D) 16,095 40.26%

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Hooper won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 50th District. Hooper ran unopposed in the election. He raised $84,284 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hooper is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Hooper raised a total of $818,123 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[6]

Ed Hooper's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 67 Won $339,549
2010 Florida State House, District 50 Won $125,430
2008 Florida State House, District 50 Won $84,284
2006 Florida State House, District 50 Won $208,824
2000 Florida State House, District 50 Defeated $60,036
Grand Total Raised $818,123

2012

Hooper won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hooper raised a total of $339,549.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ed Hooper's campaign in 2012
Florida Republican Party$83,530
Hospital Corp of America$3,000
Florida Cable Telecommunications Association$3,000
Florida Chamber of Commerce$2,500
Humana$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$339,549
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hooper won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hooper raised a total of $125,430.

2008

Hooper won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Hooper raised a total of $84,284.

2006

Hooper won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Hooper raised a total of $208,824.

2000

Hooper lost the election for the Florida House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Hooper raised a total of $60,036.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Greg Steube (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 67
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 50
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Tom Goodson (R)