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Collection ID: M96-1

Tommy Hazouri Collection, 1985-2002

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Location of this collection:
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
904-507-4122
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Preferred citation:
Tommy Hazouri Collection, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Collection description

Summary

Abstract:
The collection consists primarily of newspaper and scrapbook files relating to Mr. Hazouri's political and legislative activities. Few personal items are included. The core of the collection are materials relating to his mayoral campaigns of 1986-87 and 1990-91, and his mayoral tenure of 1987-1991.
Extent:
16.60 Linear Feet
Language:
English
Preferred citation:
Tommy Hazouri Collection, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research.

Background

Scope and Content:

The collection consists primarily of newspaper and scrapbook files relating to Mr. Hazouri's political and legislative activities. Few personal items are included. The core of the collection are materials relating to his mayoral campaigns of 1986-87 and 1990-91, and his mayoral tenure of 1987-1991. There is extensive documentation of this era in Jacksonville history which provides detailed information and research depth unavailable in any other single location. Major local issues covered during this period include: Transportation (Elimination of toll collection on Jacksonville bridges / expressways after voters approved a half-cent sales tax, March 1988); Environment (Garbage fee proposal, Odor / Tree ordinances, Billboard ban, Household recycling efforts / Southeast Landfill); Crime (substantial increases in police officers / fire fighters); Minority Relations (Affirmative Action policies, Blodgett Homes demolition); and Urban Economic Development. The collection complements the Joe Carlucci Collection. Mr. Carlucci was a Jacksonville City Councilman and Florida state legislator during the same period.

Biographical / Historical:

State legislator, businessman, and lobbyist. Tommy Hazouri was born in Jacksonville in 1945, and was educated in local schools: Andrew Jackson High School, 1962, Jacksonville University, Bachelor's of Arts in History, 1966. He was elected for six terms to the Florida House of Representatives--1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, and 1984--representing District 20. He also served as Vice-Chairman of the Duval County Legislative Delegation, 1978-1980; Chairman of the Delegation, 1980-82; Chair, Florida House Education Committee, 1984-1986. He was elected Mayor of Jacksonville in 1987, serving one term until 1991, and thereafter was an unsuccessful mayoral candidate in 1991, 1995, and 2002. In 2004, he was elected to the Duval County School Board, representing District 7, and currently is President of Hazouri & Associates, a private consulting firm.

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Acquisition information:

Gift of Tommy Hazouri, 1996

The materials were acquired by UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives on 01/00/1996.

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