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William Proctor
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Florida House Of Representatives District 20
Former member
In office
2004 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFlorida State University (1956)
Master'sFlorida State University (1964)
Ph.D.Florida State University (1968)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1954 - 1964
Date of birthJanuary 27, 1933
Place of birthAtlanta, Georgia
ProfessionChancellor, Flagler College
Personal website
William Proctor is a former Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 20 from 2004 to 2012.


Proctor's professional experience includes working as the Chancellor of Flagler College and serving on the Florida State Board of Education from 2001 to 2004. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1954 to 1964.

He is the President of the Saint Augustine Foundation for Historic Research.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Proctor served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Proctor served on these committees:


Proctor 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]

Proctor's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 399 - "Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind: Requires that salaries for full-time instructional personnel at school be increased annually according to average of certain comparable salaries; requires annual negotiation of salary schedules; provides for implementation based on funding."
  • HB 1071 - "Commercial Motor Vehicles: Increases penalties that are imposed for operating commercial vehicle that is overloaded; reduces number of hours that driver may operate commercial motor vehicle which is not transporting certain amounts of hazardous materials in intrastate commerce; increases penalty for falsification of time records."
  • HB 5009 - "Postsecondary Education Funding: Revises provisions relating to determination of resident status for tuition purposes; revises maximum annual adjustments to out-of-state fees or tuition for graduate programs; revises provisions relating to Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program"

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



See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Proctor did not run for re-election in 2012.[3]


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Proctor won re-election to the 20th District seat in 2010. Proctor defeated Doug Courtney (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 20
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png William Proctor (R) 45,354 65.78%
Doug Courtney (D) 23,594 34.22%

Proctor defeated Alan Kelso in the August 24 primary.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 20 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png William L. "Bill" Proctor 13,645 71.47%
Alan Kelso 5,447 28.53%


On November 4, 2008, Proctor won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 20th District, defeating Doug Courtney (D). Proctor received 58,081 votes in the election while Courtney received 38,847 votes.[6] Proctor raised $116,955 for his campaign; Courtney raised $24,175.[7]

Florida House of Representatives, District 20
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png William Proctor (R) 58,081 59.9%
Doug Courtney (D) 38,847 40.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Proctor raised $169,016 in contributions.[8]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Florida Republican Party $11,431
Florida Chamber Of Commerce $2,500
Florida Hospital Association $2,500
Florida Association Of Insurance Agents $2,000
Florida Association Of Realtors $2,000


Below are Proctor's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
FL Assoc of Insurance Agents $2,500
FL Hospital Assoc $2,000
FL Assoc of Realtors $2,000
FL Chamber of Commerce $2,000
Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of the FL Bar Assoc $2,000

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Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives District 20
Succeeded by
Clovis Watson, Jr. (D)