Alcee Hastings was elected to the U.S. House in 1992 with 65 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Ed Fielding. Hastings was unopposed for re-election in 1994. In 1996, he was re-elected with 73 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Robert Brown. Hastings was re-elected in 1998 without opposition.
He defeated Republican Bill Lambert in 2000 with 76 percent of the vote. He defeated Republican Charles Laurie in 2002 with 77.5 percent of the vote.
Hastings was defeated in a 1990 run for Florida Secretary of State.