D. Alan Hays, DMD owned his own family practice dental practice for 27 years. Since that time he has served in the Florida Legislature for six years in the House of Representatives and has served in the Florida Senate since 2010.
Alan’s business experiences, in addition to his dental practice, include owning his own airplanes in partnerships and serving as a trustee for Sumter Electric Cooperative. He also served six years on the Board of Trustees of Lake Sumter State College. Hays has been a certified mediator for four years and finds it quite rewarding helping people of all walks of life resolve differences. His medical background gives him exceptional insight to those disputes and his business experiences provide expertise in various types of dispute resolution. His legislative experiences certainly give him insight to many differences of opinion and skills in leading those of varying opinions to consensus.
The legislative experiences involve many disputes related to subjects such as business regulations, agriculture problems, environmental issues, water, stormwater, and wastewater solutions, homeowner association disputes, and a wide variety of other subjects.
His legislative experience has given him tremendous insight into environmental issues, disputes between local governmental bodies and citizens as well as serving for more than 5 years as the chairman of an appropriations sub-committee overseeing a budget greater than $5 Billion. Large financial numbers don’t intimidate Alan.
Hays was born in Henderson, Kentucky and moved to Florida as a four year old. He completed his public school education then played football at Connors State College, a two-year college in Warner, Oklahoma. He then received another scholarship to play football at Kent State University. After that, he served as a dental technician in the US Coast Guard for four years. Upon completion of his Coast Guard duty, he enrolled in the Charter Class of the College of Dentistry of the University of Florida.
Upon completion of his dental school studies, he and his wife Jeanne moved to Umatilla, Florida where he opened his dental practice.