Clay Ford

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C. V. "Clay" Ford
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Born September 24, 1938
Wynne, Arkansas
Occupation Attorney
Representative, District 3
Florida House
Religion Methodist
Spouse Carol Ann Ford (née DeBusk)
Children David, Doug, Clay

Clarence V. "Clay" Ford, Jr. is a Republican politician, currently serving as the District 3 Representative to the Florida State House. Ford succeeded Holly Benson in the seat, winning a February 2007 special election held after Benson vacated the seat to take a position in Florida governor Charlie Crist's cabinet. Ford previously served for 16 years on the Gulf Breeze City Council.

Ford defeated Democrat Lumon May, gaining reelection in November 2008.

Biography[edit]

Ford was born in Wynne, Arkansas on September 24, 1938.

Ford served on the Gulf Breeze City Council from 1990-2007 and as the Mayor pro tem of Gulf Breeze from 2001-2007. He served as a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives in 1975-76. He was elected as a member of the Arkansas Constitutional Convention in 1976.

Committee assignments[edit]

  • Deputy Majority Whip
  • Energy & Utilities Policy Committee Vice Chair
  • Full Appropriations Council on General Government & Health Care
  • General Government Policy Council
  • Government Operations Appropriations Committee
  • Governmental Affairs Policy Committee
  • PreK-12 Policy Committee

Electoral history[edit]

Florida House of Representatives District 3, 2008[edit]

This election was held November 4, 2008.

C. V. (Clay) Ford (R) 33,504 52.1%
Lumon May (D) 30,751 47.9%

Florida House of Representatives District 3, 2007 (Special general election)[edit]

This election was held February 27, 2007.

C. V. (Clay) Ford (R) 7,328 55.6%
Elizabeth Campbell (D) 5,863 44.4%

Florida House of Representatives District 3, 2007 (Special primary)[edit]

This election was held February 6, 2007.

Tom Banjanin 1,215 17.9%
C. V. (Clay) Ford 2,323 34.3%
Lyn Hart 1,313 19.4%
George Scarborough 1,921 28.4%
Preceded by:
Holly Benson
Florida House of Representatives District 3
2007-present
Succeeded by:
Incumbent

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