Adam Hasner

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Adam Hasner
Adam Hasner by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 87th district
In office
November 5, 2002 – November 2, 2010
Preceded byBill Andrews[1]
Succeeded byBill Hager
Personal details
Born (1969-11-25) November 25, 1969 (age 49)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jillian Hasner

Adam Hasner (born November 25, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York), is a former State Representative in the Florida House of Representatives. He served as a State Representative for District 87 until 2010. District 87 included the coastal communities in the southern portion of Palm Beach County and the northern part of Broward County, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach and Boynton Beach. On February 1, 2012, he declared his candidacy for Florida's 22nd congressional district.

Political career[edit]

Hasner was selected to serve as the Deputy Majority Leader of the Florida House of Representatives by then-Speaker Marco Rubio in 2007 and promoted by Rubio to Majority Leader later that year. He was the first legislator from Palm Beach County to hold the position in more than 50 years, and the first Jewish Republican Majority Leader.

During his eight years in office, Hasner was regarded as one of the most conservative legislators in the Florida House.[2] This led to criticism from Florida Democrats, who attacked Hasner for among other things voting against additional stimulus spending in Florida.[3] Hasner was videotaped describing himself as "the most partisan Republican in Tallahassee." [4]

In 2010, Hasner led the House Republican effort demanding the United States Congress pass a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Hasner currently serves as national Co-Chairman of the citizen action group, Pass The Balanced Budget Amendment.[5]

2012 U.S. Senate election[edit]

On March 14, 2011, The Washington Post reported that Republican lawyer and conservative activist Cleta Mitchell filed the necessary paperwork on behalf of Hasner to officially begin exploring the Republican Primary for the United States Senate in Florida.[6] Hasner's candidacy received a boost on April 19, 2011, when he received the endorsement of RedState blogger Erick Erickson.[7] On April 25, 2011, Hasner officially announced he was running for Senate on Mark Levin's radio show,.[8]

On September 23, Hasner won the CPAC-FL straw poll, with 34% of the vote, compared to 30% for Mike McCalister and 24% for George LeMieux.[9]

On February 1, 2012, Hasner ended his bid for U.S. Senate to instead run for U.S. House of Representatives in Florida's 22nd Congressional District.

2012 congressional election[edit]

Hasner announced on February 1, 2012 that he would end his campaign for U.S. Senate in Florida and instead run for United States House of Representatives in Florida's 22nd Congressional District, which includes many of the coastal communities of Broward and Palm Beach Counties that he represented in the Florida House of Representatives.

Hasner was endorsed by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Congressman Allen West.

Hasner lost the general election to former West Palm Beach mayor Lois Frankel.[10]

Frankel defeated Hasner by a margin of 55% to 45%.[11]


Hasner received his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 1991, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. In addition, he received his Juris Doctorate from Florida State University in 1995.


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  2. ^ Scott, Maxwell. "Haridopolos a target within his own party". The Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on March 20, 2011. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  3. ^ Jotkoff, Eric. "Hothead Hasner becomes Spokesman for Florida's Party of No; Turns Back on Stimulus Money". Florida Democratic Party. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  4. ^ Pearce, Derek. "The most partisan Republican in Tallahassee". American Bridge. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "Hon. Adam Hasner, National Vice-Chairman". Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  6. ^ Blake, Aaron (March 14, 2011). "Hasner officially testing the waters in Florida". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  7. ^ Erickson, Erick. "RedState | I'm Endorsing Adam Hasner for the Senate". Archived from the original on April 26, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  8. ^ Catanese, David. "Florida Senate hopeful looking to follow Marco Rubio's lead". POLITICO. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
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  10. ^ "Frankel realizes ‘dream of a lifetime’ in winning congressional seat" The Palm Beach Post, November 7, 2012
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