Clay Ingram

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Clay Ingram
Clay Ingram.jpg
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 1st district
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 20, 2012
Preceded by Doug Broxson
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 2nd district
In office
November 16, 2010 – November 20, 2012
Preceded by Dave Murzin
Succeeded by Clay Ford
Personal details
Born (1978-02-05) February 5, 1978 (age 37)
Pensacola, Florida
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Leslie Cagle Ingram
Children Madilyn
Alma mater Florida State University (B.S.)
Profession Teacher and real estate
Religion Methodism

Clay Ingram (born February 5, 1978) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 1st District, which includes most of Escambia County, since 2012, and previously representing the 2nd District from 2010 to 2012.

History[edit]

Ingram was born in Pensacola, Florida. He served as Chairman of the Escambia County Republican Party from 2005 to 2008 and has also served on the Executive Board of the Republican Party of Florida. He has taught and previously coached football at J. M. Tate High School in Gonzalez.

Clay Ingram attended Florida State University and played football under legendary coach Bobby Bowden. Ingram was a long snapper for the Seminoles and played on the 1999 undefeated National Championship team.

Florida House of Representatives[edit]

When Republican State Representative Dave Murzin was unable to seek another term due to term limits, Ingram ran to succeed him. He defeated David M. Karasek in the Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election. When the Florida House of Representatives districts were reconfigured in 2012, Ingram was drawn into the 1st District, and ran for re-election there. He won his party's nomination and the general election unopposed.

In the Allied Veterans of the World scandal, in which a supposedly non-profit organization was reportedly operating a "$300 million criminal enterprise[1] and which resulted in the resignation of Lieutenant Governor of Florida Jennifer Carroll in 2013, Ingram has come under fire for accepting campaign contributions from the group in question.[2]

While serving in the legislature, Ingram sponsored legislation with Republican State Senator Rob Bradley to propose legislation "that would permanently outlaw several banned substances commonly found in synthetic marijuana."[3]

Running for re-election in 2014, Ingram faced Gloria Robertson-Wiggins, the Democratic nominee, in the general election. Owing to the conservative nature of his district, she did not present a significant challenge to him, and he won re-election in a landslide, receivin 69% of the vote to Robertson-Wiggins's 31%.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pavuk, Amy; Deslatte, Aaron (March 14, 2013). "More than $1M in political contributions linked to Internet cafes". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Political contributions tied to Allied Veterans". Miami Herald. March 22, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ Heisig, Eric (February 6, 2013). "Ingram seeks synthetic-drugs substances ban". Pensacola News Journal. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 

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