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Tommy Hazouri Collection Finding Aid

Collection Number: M96-1
Dates: 1985-2002
Size: 16.6 linear ft. (10 boxes)
Repository: Special Collections, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida
Arrangement: Alphabetical by series; chronological within folder.
Language: English
Container List: View Container List


Mr. Hazouri has a long record serving the Northeast Florida area. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1974, where he served until 1986. In 1987, he was the successful candidate for Mayor of Jacksonville and served one term as Mayor until 1991. After unsuccessful mayoral candidacies in 1991, 1995, and 2002, he was elected to the Duval County School Board in November 2004, representing District 7. The Collection contains correspondence and printed materials relating to his mayoral campaigns and activities as Jacksonville Mayor. Newspaper clippings form the majority of the collection.


In 1996, the collection was donated to the Library by Mr. Hazouri.

Access to the Collection

The collection is open for research. For information relating to Mr. Hazouri and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact (904) 620-1533 or e-mail

Preferred Citation

Tommy Hazouri Collection, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Additional Guides

Descriptions of individual items are available in the Container List.


Falstrom, Jerry. "Hazouri Asks Probe of Billboards' Value". Florida Times-Union, May 19, 1989.


Littlepage, Ron. "Timing is Right for Council to Reconsider a Garbage Tax". Florida Times-Union, April 25, 1997.


DeCamp, David. "Hazouri Decides He'll Seek Another Term as Mayor". Florida Times-Union, April 3, 2002.


Patterson, Steve. "Hazouri Calculates it's Time to Re-emerge". Florida Times-Union, January 19, 2003.


DeCamp, David. "Hazouri Drops Out of Race for Mayor". Florida Times-Union, March 3, 2003.


DeCamp, David. "Political Ticker: Hazouri considers School Board race". Florida Times-Union, April 5, 2004.


Kormanik, Beth. "Schools race is crowded, well-funded. Duval County School Board candidates include 2 ex-principals, 1 ex-mayor." Florida Times-Union, August 15, 2004.

Related Materials

Historical / Biographical Note

State legislator, School Board member, businessman, and lobbyist.  Tommy Hazouri was born in Jacksonville in1945, 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. He was re-elected to the Board in 2008.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection:

  • Hazouri, Tommy.
  • Mayors -- Florida -- Jacksonville -- Election.
  • Legislators--Florida.
  • Transportation -- Florida -- Jacksonville.
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.) -- Florida -- Jacksonville.
  • Florida -- Politics and government -- 1951-