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Alcee L. Hastings
Alcee Hastings.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 20
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorDebbie Wasserman Schultz (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,930,009
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
1979-1989
Education
Bachelor'sFisk University & Howard University
J.D.Florida A&M University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 5, 1936
Place of birthAltamonte Springs, Florida
ProfessionAttorney, Judge
Net worth-$4,732,002
ReligionAfrican Methodist Episcopal
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Alcee Lamar Hastings (b. September 5, 1936) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Florida's 20th congressional district.

Hastings ran for re-election to Florida's 20th District in 2012.[1][2][3] Hastings was first elected to the U.S. House in 1992 from Florida's 23rd congressional district.[4]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Hastings is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Born in Altamonte Springs, Florida, Hastings was educated at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Howard University in Washington, D.C. He received his law degree from Florida A&M University in 1963, and began to practice law.[4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Hastings serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Hastings served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Hastings voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 23rd congressional district elections, 2012

Hastings was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 20th District. Hastings won the nomination on the Democratic ticket. Hastings ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[2] The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[8]

U.S. House, Florida District 20 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlcee L. Hastings Incumbent 87.9% 214,727
     Independent Randall Terry 12.1% 29,553
     Independent Anthony Dutrow 0% 5
Total Votes 244,285
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hastings is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Hastings raised a total of $3,930,009 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[15]

Alcee Hastings's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 20) Won $652,962
2010 U.S. House (Florida, District 23) Won $780,445
2008 U.S. House (Florida, District 23) Won $820,458
2006 U.S. House (Florida, District 23) Won $343,108
2004 U.S. House (Florida, District 23) Won $955,197
2002 U.S. House (Florida, District 23) Won $377,839
Grand Total Raised $3,930,009

2012

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

Hastings won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Hastings's campaign committee raised a total of $652,963 and spent $558,062.[16]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Hastings's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Hastings won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Hastings's campaign committee raised a total of $780,445 and spent $778,998 .[17]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Hastings is a "far-left Democratic leader," as of June 12, 2013.[18]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Hastings missed 1,143 of 13,520 roll call votes from Jan 1993 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 8.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[19]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hastings paid his congressional staff a total of $1,154,539 in 2011. He ranks 27th on the list of the highest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 33rd overall of the highest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[20]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Hastings's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$7,348,999 and -$2,115,006. That averages to -$4,732,002, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth had no change from 2010.[21]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Hastings' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-7,348,999 and $-2,115,006. That averages to $-4,732,002.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[22]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Hastings ranked 75th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[23]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Hastings ranked 80th in the liberal rankings.[24]

Voting with party

2013

Alcee L. Hastings voted with the Democratic Party 95 of the time, which ranked 89 among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[25]

Personal

Hastings resides in Miramar, Florida.[4]

Recent news

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External links

References

  1. Sunshine State News "Bernard Sansaricq Wants a Rematch With Alcee Hastings" Accessed December 3, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 AP Results "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012
  3. [ http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ABC News "2012 General Election Results"]
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Alcee L. Hastings-Member of Congress-Florida Congressional District 23 "Biography" Accessed October 21, 2011
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings "Committee Assignments" Accessed October 20, 2011
  7. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. [ http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ABC News "2012 General Election Results"]
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "Alcee L. Hastings" Accessed April 4, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Alcee Hastings 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 13, 2013
  17. http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00002884&newMem=N Open Secrets "Alcee Hastings 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 26, 2011]
  18. Gov Track "Alcee Hastings" Accessed June 12, 2013
  19. GovTrack, "Alcee L. Hastings," Accessed March 29, 2013
  20. LegiStorm "Alcee Hastings"
  21. OpenSecrets.org, "Hastings (D-Fla), 2011"
  22. OpenSecrets.org, "Hastings, (D-Florida), 2010"
  23. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  24. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  25. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 20
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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U.S. House of Representatives - Florida, District 23
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)
Preceded by
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Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
1979-1989
Succeeded by
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