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Alcee Lamar Hastings (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 9/5/1936 (Altamonte Springs, FL)
Race: Black
Religion: African Methodist Episcopal
Residence: Miramar, FL
Education: BS in Zoology and Botany from Fisk University, Nashville, TN; JD in Law from Florida A and M University, Tallahassee, FL
Occupation: Attorney
Office Type: U.S. House -- Florida District 23 

       
Quarterly Campaign Finance Information

Cash on Hand:
$97,283

Total Receipts:
$289,330

Total Disbursements:
$280,364

Date of Last Report:
6/30/2004

Biography:

Alcee Hastings was born in Altamonte Springs, Fla., and lives in Miramar, Fla. He received a bachelor's degree from Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., in 1957.

He attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., and ultimately earned a law degree from Florida A and M University in Tallahassee, Fla., in 1963.

Hastings was active in the civil rights movement. He was arrested 11 times in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. He became the first black U.S. district judge in Florida in 1979 when he was appointed by former President Jimmy Carter. In January 1983, he was found innocent of soliciting a bribe, but five years later the U.S. House impeached Hastings relating to the bribe charges.

The U.S. Senate convicted him in October 1989 and he was ousted from the bench. However, a federal judge threw out Hastings' conviction in September 1990. He was elected to the U.S. House in 1992.

Hastings is divorced with three children.


Past Campaigns:

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.


Web site: http://www.house.gov/alceehastings/
Email address: None given.



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