Adam Hasner is a lifelong Republican with a proven record of commitment to limited government, free markets, and American values. He is a leading voice in Florida for fiscal restraint, economic growth, energy security and a strong national defense.
Born in Brooklyn, the son of two Jewish Democrats who were public school teachers, Adam moved to Florida as a young child and was raised in Palm Beach County.
Professionally, Adam has 15 years of private sector business experience working with physicians, hospitals and healthcare networks to increase efficiencies and improve patient care.
First elected in 2002 to serve the coastal communities of Broward and Palm Beach Counties in the Florida House of Representatives, in 2007 Adam was selected as Marco Rubio’s Majority Leader, a position he held until being term-limited from office in 2010.
As a supporter of common sense reforms to reduce government spending and balance Florida’s budget, Adam led by example in spearheading the effort to cut the pay for himself and all Florida lawmakers. He was an early advocate for the 65% solution to increase classroom funding while reducing administrative overhead and wasteful bureaucratic spending. And in 2010, well before the issue made national headlines, Adam sponsored legislation calling on Congress to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and formed a national organization to demand fiscal accountability in Washington.
Adam believes American energy solutions are vital to our nation’s economy and security. He supports expanding new technologies for domestic oil and natural gas exploration, clean and safe nuclear power, and market-driven solutions to keep energy costs affordable for Florida families. Understanding the importance of preserving Florida’s unique ecosystems and quality of life, Adam fought to secure critical funding for Everglades restoration and sponsored landmark legislation protecting Florida’s coastal waters and reefs by prohibiting sewage discharge and treated wastewater from ocean outfalls.
To improve access to quality healthcare and help transform Florida’s economy, Adam has been a champion for Florida-based biomedical research and innovative technologies. He was on the front lines with Governor Jeb Bush to help establish the life sciences industry with The Scripps Research Institute, sponsored cancer and Alzheimer’s research initiatives, and led the effort to create the Florida Atlantic University School of Medicine.
Adam is also an unwavering advocate in support of a strong U.S.–Israel relationship and is committed to an American national security platform based on peace through strength. He has warned about the threats posed by radical Islam, and in 2007 sponsored the Protecting Florida’s Investments Act, making Florida the first state in the nation to mandate pension fund divestment from companies that do business with Iran.
In recognition of his outstanding leadership on issues important to Floridians, Adam was twice named the American Cancer Society Legislator of the Year. He was a three-time recipient of the AIF Champion of Business Award and NFIB and the Florida Chamber of Commerce consistently awarded him with the highest legislative honors. Adam has a lifetime “A” rating from the NRA and was a recipient of the Christian Coalition of Florida Faith and Family Award. In 2007, he was the Florida Atlantic University President’s Talon Award winner and in 2009 he was named as Everglades Trust Legislator of the Year.
Adam is a graduate of the University of Maryland, received his law degree from Florida State University and is an honorary member of Blue Key at University of Florida. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital and he lives in Boca Raton with his wife Jillian.