Matt Hudson

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Matt Hudson
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Florida House of Representatives, District 80
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
BirthdayJuly 9, 1966
Place of birthColumbus, Ohio
ProfessionVice President of Operations and Broker of VIP Realty Group
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Matt Hudson is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 80. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Hudson's professional experience includes working as an Umpire with the Collier Sports Arbiter Association, a Broker with VIP Realty Group and an instructor at the Naples School of Real Estate.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Legislative Budget Commission

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Florida Committee Assignments, 2009
Economic Development Policy
Energy & Utilities Policy
Everglades Oversight
Health Care Appropriations
Health Care Regulation Policy
Health & Family Services Policy Council, Vice Chair
  • Select Policy Council on Strategic and Economic Planning

Issues

Campaign themes

2008

Hudson 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]

Hudson's sponsored legislation includes:

  • HB 185 - "Access to Health Care: Expands membership of board of directors of Florida Healthy Kids Corporation; specifies provider arrangement contract prohibitions or restrictions"
  • HB 701 - "Notices of Proposed Property Taxes: Revises form of notice of proposed property taxes to include additional information relating to past & proposed millage rates & ad valorem taxes & assessment reductions & exemptions; defines terms; conforms cross-references. "
  • HB 1045 - "Debt Settlement: Creates "Debt Settlement Services Act;" requires that person be licensed in order to provide or offer debt settlement services to client residing in state"

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

Elections

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Matt Hudson was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hudson won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 80. Hudson ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Pam J. Brown (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 80, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Hudson Incumbent 65.6% 33,810
     Independent Pam Brown 34.4% 17,758
Total Votes 51,568

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hudson ran for re-election to the 101st District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. Hudson defeated Larry Wilcoxson (NPA) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 101
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Matt Hudson (R) 28,976 69.1%
Larry Wilcoxson (NPA) 12,953 30.9%

2008

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Hudson won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 101st District, defeating Maria Jimenez (D). Hudson received 36,113 votes in the election while Jimenez received 32,191 votes.[7] Hudson raised $187,334 for his campaign; Jimenez raised $43,307.[8]

Florida House of Representatives, District 101
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Matt Hudson (R) 36,113 52.9%
Maria Jimenez (D) 32,191 47.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hudson is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Hudson raised a total of $680,012 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[9]

Matt Hudson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 80 Won $306,178
2010 Florida State House, District 101 Won $186,500
2008 Florida State House, District 101 Won $187,334
Grand Total Raised $680,012

2012

Hudson won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hudson raised a total of $306,178.
Florida House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matt Hudson's campaign in 2012
Florida Hospital Association$3,500
Florida Retail Federation$3,000
Health Management Associates$2,500
Hospital Corp of America$2,000
Floridian Partners$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$306,178
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hudson won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hudson raised a total of $186,500.

2008

Hudson won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Hudson raised a total of $187,334.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 3 through May 5.[10]

Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[11]
Legislators are scored on their stances on "long term care issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stances on marijuana.
Legislators are scored on a group of bills that LFN selects as a "cross-section of legislation."

2013

In 2013, the Florida State Legislature was in session from March 5 through May 3.[12]

Legislators are scored on their stances on civil liberty issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "Economic Freedom issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills listed under the FCoC's "Florida's Business Agenda."[13]
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to public safety and law enforcement officials.
Legislators are scored on their stance on fracking.

Personal

Hudson has been a member of the Golden Gate Community Emergency Response Team and President of the Rotary Club of Collier Golden Gate.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Debbie Mayfield (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 80
2006–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives District 101
2006–present
Succeeded by
Shevrin D. Jones (D)