|Florida House Of Representatives District 3|
|2006 - Present|
|November 16, 2012|
|Years in position||8|
|Per diem||$133/per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|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|
|Place of birth||Wynne, Arkansas|
Ford served in the Army Reserve National Guard from 1955-1988, and has worked as an attorney since 1978.
He was Mayor Pro Tempore for the City of Gulf Breeze from 2000-2007, and on the Gulf Breeze City Council from 1990-2007.
Ford is a member of the American Legion, and life member of the National Rifle Association.
Ford provided answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with 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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ford has been appointed to these committees:
- Rules & Calendar
- State Affairs
- Subcommittee on Civil Justice, Vice Chair
- Subcommittee on Energy and Utilities, Chair
- Subcommittee on Higher Education Appropriations
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ford served on these committees:
- Energy & Utilities Policy Committee (Vice Chair)
- General Government Policy Council
- Health Care Appropriations Committee
- Health Care Regulation Policy Committee
- Roads, Bridges & Ports Policy Committee
| 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%|
In 2010, Ford raised $183,163 in contributions. 
His six largest contributors were:
|Florida Republican Party||$8,857|
|Repbulican 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 5 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|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Clay + Ford + Florida + Legislature
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Clay Ford's House site
- Florida House of Representatives - Rep. Clay Ford
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
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