Alcee L. Hastings

Alcee L. Hastings DEMDemocrat

American politician (1936-2021)

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Alcee L. HastingsDEMDemocrat American politician (1936-2021)
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Age at Death1936-2021
29
Years of Experience
FLResidence (state)

Alcee Lamar Hastings (AL-see; September 5, 1936 – April 6, 2021) was an American politician and judge from the state of Florida. Hastings was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida by President Jimmy Carter in August 1979. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 31, 1979. In 1981, after an FBI sting operation, Hastings was charged with conspiracy to solicit a bribe. Following a 1983 criminal trial, Hastings was acquitted; however, he was impeached for bribery and perjury by the United States House of Representatives in 1988 and was convicted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial on October 20, 1989. While Hastings was removed from the bench, the Senate did not bar him from holding public office in the future. Hastings was the first and only African American impeached. A Democrat, Hastings was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1992. He represented Florida's 23rd congressional district from 1993 to 2013 and represented Florida's 20th congressional district from 2013 until his death in 2021. The 20th district included most of the majority-black precincts in and around Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$789,051
Total Raised
$826,622
Total Spent
$85,532
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Lawyers/Law Firms$75,552
80%
Finance/Credit Companies$61,000
65%
Pro-Israel$49,650
62%
Leadership PACs$47,000
46%
Education$35,153
46%
Retired$34,866
40%
Transportation Unions$30,500
38%
Crop Production & Basic Processing$29,000
34%
Real Estate$26,050
33%
Commercial Banks$25,500
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
Howard University
1958 - 1960
Florida A&M University
Juris Doctor
1963
Fisk University
Bachelor of Arts
1958
Crooms Academy of Information Technology
1953
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Florida
2012 - 2021
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Florida
1992 - 2012
Senior Democratic Whip
United States House of Representatives
Circuit Court Judge
Broward County, Florida
1977 - 1999
Judge
Southern District of Florida, United States District Court
1979 - 1989
Other Experience1 - 144 of 144
Member
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Member
International Black Firefighters Association
Member
Progressive Black Police Officer's Club
Member
The Furtivist Society
Member
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Member
National Conference of Black Lawyers
Member
T.J. Reddick Bar Association
Member
Florida Chapter, National Bar Association
Member
National Bar Association
Member
Urban League
Member
Pembroke Pines Democratic Club
Member
Hollywood Hills Democratic Club
Member
Lauderhill Democratic Club
Member
Broward County Democratic Executive Committee
Member
Costeau Society
Member
Sierra Club
Member
Women and Children First, Incorporated
Member
Planned Parenthood
Member
Southern Poverty Law Center
Member
Family Christian Association
Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Member
Helsinki Commission
Member
Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce
Member
National Organization for Women (NOW)
Vice President
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly
Co-Chair
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
2007
Co-Chair
Democratic Caucus’ Jobs Task Force
Co-Chair
Tunisia Caucus
Co-Founder
Congressional Caucus to End Homelessness
Member
National Eating Disorders Awareness Caucus
Member
Minor League Baseball Caucus
Member
Malaria Caucus
Member
NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
Member
Rural Education Caucus
Member
Port Security Caucus
Member
Native American Caucus
Member
Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
Member
Congressional Afghan Caucus
Member
Bipartisan Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
Member
Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
Member
Bicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
Member
Algeria Caucus
Member
Algae Energy Caucus
Member
Congressional Mental Health Caucus
Member
International Workers Rights Caucus
Member
India Caucus
Member
Tuberculosis Elimination Caucus
Member
Afterschool Caucus
Member
House Trade Working Group
Member
Friends of Norway Caucus
Member
Friends of Canada Caucus
Member
Democratic Select Committee on Election Reform
Member
Democratic Homeland Security Task Force
Member
Congressional TRIO Caucus
Member
National Marine Sanctuary Caucus
Member
Friends of Switzerland Caucus
Member
Urban Caucus
Member
Congressional Task Force Against Anti-Semitism
Member
Congressional Social Work Caucus
Member
Congressional Singapore Caucus
Member
Congressional Older Americans Caucus
Member
Congressional Narcotics Abuse and Control Caucus
Member
Congressional Morocco Caucus
Member
Populist Caucus
Member
National Parks Caucus
Member
Congressional Contaminated Drywall Caucus
Member
Congressional Caucus on Turkey and Turkish Americans
Member
Congressional Caucus on the European Union
Member
Congressional Caucus on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children
Member
Congressional Black Caucus Gaming Taskforce
Chair
Florida Congressional Delegation
Co-chair
Democratic Israel Working Group
Co-chair
House Sugar Caucus
Co-chair
Global Road Safety Caucus
Co-chair
Everglades Caucus
Co-Chair
Democratic Caucus' Congressional Task Force on Job Creation
Co-Chair
Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus
Former Member
Subcommittee on Intelligence Community Management
Former Member
Subcommittee on Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis, and Counterintelligence
Former Vice Chair
Democratic Select Committee on Election Reform
Former Vice Chair
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, United States House of Representatives
Member
Congressional Coastal Caucus
Member
Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
Member
Congressional Animal Protection Caucus
Member
Congressional Black Caucus
Member
Congressional Human Trafficking Caucus
Member
Congressional Human Rights Caucus
Member
House Special Operations Forces Caucus
Member
Home Health Caucus
Member
Congressional Zoo & Aquarium Caucus
Member
Congressional Trails Caucus
Member
Congressional Gaming Caucus
Member
Congressional French Caucus
Member
Congressional Black Caucus Energy and the Environment Taskforce
Member
Congressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
Member
Congressional Army Caucus
Member
Congressional Gulf Coast Caucus
Member
Congressional Diabetes Caucus
Member
Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
Member
Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth
Member
Congressional Asthma and Allergy Caucus
Member
Congressional Arts Caucus
Member
Americans Abroad Caucus
Member
Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
Member
Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
Member
Children's Caucus
Member
Congressional Caucus on Women in the Military
Member
Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
Member
Congressional Boating Caucus
Member
Sudan Caucus
Member
LGBT Equality Caucus
Member
Congressional Taiwan Caucus
Member
PORTS Caucus
Member
Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
Member
House Cancer Caucus
Member
Diversity and Innovation Caucus
Member
Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus
Member
House Hunger Caucus
Member
Congressional Humanities Caucus
Member
Rural Health Care Coalition
Member
Democratic Caucus
Member
Dairy Farmers Caucus
Member
Land Conservation Caucus
Member
International Conservation Caucus
Member
Coalition for Autism Research and Education
Member
Caribbean Caucus
Member
Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus
Member
Congressional Universal Health Care Reform Caucus
Member
Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
Member
Congressional Philanthropy Caucus
Member
Community College Caucus
Member
Coast Guard Caucus
Member
Sportsman's Caucus
Member
US-Mongolia Friendship Caucus
Member
US-Mexico Friendship Caucus
Member
Macedonia Caucus
Member
Labor and Working Families Caucus
Member
Housing Stabilization Task Force
Member
House Specialty Crop Caucus
Member
Congressional Ukrainian Caucus
Member
Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
Member
Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
Member
Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Vice-Chair
Friends of Jordan Caucus