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  Hastings, Alcee L.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-03  
 
NameAlcee L. Hastings
Address
Fort Lauderdale, Florida , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born September 05, 1936
Died Still Living (77 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifiedJuan Croniqueur
May 19, 2013 12:21pm
Tags Black - Very Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gun control - Protectionist - Divorced - Impeached - Methodist - Straight -
InfoAlcee Lamar Hastings

Alcee L. Hastings represents his native state of Florida by serving as Congressman of District 23, which includes parts of Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Hendry, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee Counties. Congressman Hastings was first elected in 1992 and most recently reelected in 2002. Born in Altamonte Springs, he attended Florida's public schools, and graduated from Fisk University in 1958. Having been accepted to Meharry Medical School, he decided instead to pursue jurisprudence. He received his Law Degree from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. Known to most as "Judge," Alcee Hastings has distinguished himself as an attorney, civil rights activist and judge.

Appointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, he became the first African American to serve as a Federal Judge in the state of Florida, and he served in that position with distinction and honor for ten years. Since his election to Congress as the first African-American from Florida since the Civil War period, Congressman Hastings has been an outspoken advocate for creating tax incentives for small businesses; expanding the

Earned Income Tax Credit; providing job training and reeducation for displaced workers; banning assault weapons; funding Head Start and Education programs; making Social Security an independent agency; and providing family and medical leave to all workers. Throughout his lifetime, Congressman Hastings has championed the rights of minorities, women, the elderly, and immigrants.

Congressman Hastings is a Member of the powerful House Rules Committee where he serves as the Ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Technology and the House, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, On the Intelligence Committee, the Congressman serves on the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security. He also serves as one of only four House Democrats on the US Helsinki Commission. Additionally, Hastings is on leave from the House International Relations Committee, where he previously served as the Ranking Democratic Member on the Europe Subcommittee. Working closely with his Florida colleagues, Hastings is Vice Chair of Florida Delegation. Having distinguished himself in international politics, Congressman Hastings was chosen to represent the US Congress in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly where he serves as Vice President. He was also appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives to serve as an observer to the reversion of Hong Kong to China. Hastings was named to the Democratic Select Committee on Election Reform.

Congressman Hastings' honors are too numerous to name, and they come from all over the country and the world. His philosophy is simple when it comes to democratic politics: he firmly believes that progress depends on mutual respect and appreciation; on the ability of individuals and communities to see beyond the limits of parochialism; and on the ability of nations to better understand each other. He is the father of two daughters and one son, and is proud to say that he still consults with his mother, Mrs. Mildred Hastings, on major decisions.




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Jun 22, 2011 10:00am News Alcee Hastings faces congressional ethics probe  Article The Sunset Provision 
Sep 25, 2008 10:10am News Florida Congressman: Palin 'Don't Care Too Much What They Do With Jews and Blacks'   Article The Sunset Provision 
Nov 28, 2006 02:00pm News Pelosi says no to Hastings heading up intelligence committee  Article COSDem 
Nov 28, 2006 02:00pm News CQ: Hastings to Drop Bid for Intel Chair  Article COSDem 
Nov 25, 2006 09:20pm News Hastings says he's fit to lead intelligence panel  Article None Entered 
Nov 22, 2006 12:00pm Blog Entry Hastings to Dems: I'm Innocent  Article mtrz 

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RACES
  11/06/2012 FL District 20 Won 87.90% (+75.80%)
  11/02/2010 FL - District 23 Won 79.12% (+58.23%)
  11/04/2008 FL - District 23 Won 82.18% (+64.38%)
  08/26/2008 FL District 23- D Primary Won 88.05% (+76.10%)
  11/07/2006 FL - District 23 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/31/2004 FL - District 23 - Universal Primary Won 74.23% (+48.47%)
  11/05/2002 FL District 23 Won 77.49% (+54.98%)
  11/07/2000 FL District 23 Won 76.34% (+52.69%)
  11/03/1998 FL District 23 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1996 FL District 23 Won 73.45% (+46.92%)
  11/08/1994 FL District 23 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1992 FL District 23 Won 58.53% (+27.40%)
  10/01/1992 FL District 23 - D Runoff Won 57.50% (+15.00%)
  09/01/1992 FL District 23 - D Primary Won 28.23% (+0.00%)
  10/02/1990 FL Secretary of State - D Runoff Lost 32.79% (-34.42%)
  09/04/1990 FL Secretary of State - D Primary Won 33.15% (+0.00%)
  09/01/1970 FL US Senate - D Primary Lost 12.59% (-20.31%)
ENDORSEMENTS
IL - District 11 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Juan R. Thomas
Miramar Mayor - Mar 08, 2011 D Lori Cohen Moseley
FL US Senate - D Primary - Aug 24, 2010 D Kendrick B. Meek
FL Governor - D Primary - Aug 24, 2010 D Alex Sink
FL District 19 - Special D Primary - Feb 02, 2010 D Theodore E. "Ted" Deutch
FL US President - D Primary - Jan 29, 2008 D Hillary Rodham Clinton
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Hillary Rodham Clinton
FL US Senate - D Primary - Aug 31, 2004 D Peter R. Deutsch
FL US President - D Primary - Mar 09, 2004 ID Joe Lieberman
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Bob Graham
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 ID Joe Lieberman
Mayor of Fort Lauderdale - Feb 11, 2003 R Tim Smith
FL State Senate 30 - D Primary - Sep 01, 1998 D Muriel "Mandy" Dawson
FL US President - D Primary - Mar 14, 1972 D Edmund S. Muskie
FL US Senate - D Runoff - Sep 29, 1970 D Farris Bryant
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C00269837 HASTINGS FOR CONGRESS $ 256105.91