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State Legislature

Florida U.S. Senators
Democrats(1)Republicans(1)
Senator Bill,NelsonYear of Birth: 1942
Senator Bill,Nelson

A Senator and a Representative from Florida; born in Miami, DadeCounty, Fla., September 29, 1942; attended the Brevard County public schools;graduated from Melbourne High School 1960; B.A., Yale University 1965; J.D.,University of Virginia School of Law 1968; admitted to the Florida bar in 1968and commenced practice in Melbourne in 1970; served in United States ArmyReserve 1965-1971; United States Army, active duty, 1968-1970, achieving rankof captain; legislative assistant to Governor Reubin Askew 1971; elected toFlorida State house of representatives in 1972 and reelected in 1974 and 1976;elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses(January 3, 1979-January 3, 1991); was not a candidate for reelection in 1990to the House of Representatives, but was a candidate for nomination forgovernor of Florida; crewmember on the twenty-fourth flight of the SpaceShuttle Columbia, January 12-18, 1986; Florida treasurer and insurancecommissioner 1995-2000; elected to the United States Senate in 2000 for theterm commencing January 3, 2001; reelected in 2006 and again in 2012 for theterm ending January 3, 2019; chair, Special Committee on Aging (One HundredThirteenth Congress).

Website: http://www.billnelson.senate.gov/
Phone: (202) 224-5274
Party affiliation: Democrat

Senator Marco,RubioYear of Birth: 1971
Senator Marco,Rubio

A Senator from Florida; born in Miami, Fla., May 28, 1971; graduatedUniversity of Florida, B.S., 1993; graduated University of Miami, J.D., 1996;lawyer; West Miami City Commission 1998-2000; member of the Florida house ofrepresentatives 2000-2008; majority leader 2003-2006; speaker 2006-2008;elected as a Republican to the United States Senate for the term ending January3, 2017.

Website: http://www.rubio.senate.gov
Phone: (202) 224-3041
Party affiliation: Republican


Florida U.S. House Representatives
Republicans(17)Democratics(10)
Representative Miller, JeffYear of Birth: 1959
Representative Representative Miller, Jeff

Congressional District : 1

A Representative from Florida; born in Pinellas County, Fla., June27, 1959; B.A., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1984; real estatebroker; sheriff’s deputy, Gilchrist County, Fla.; member of the Florida statehouse of representatives, 1998-2001; elected as a Republican to the One HundredSeventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by theresignation of United States Representative Joseph Scarborough and reelected tothe seven succeeding Congresses (October 16, 2001-present); chair, Committee onVeterans’ Affairs (One Hundred Twelfth through One Hundred FourteenthCongresses).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/jeff-miller/M001144
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Graham, GwenYear of Birth: 1963
Representative Representative Graham, Gwen

Congressional District : 2

(daughter of Bob Graham),A Representative from Florida; born in Miami Lakes, Miami-DadeCounty, Fla., January 31, 1963; graduated from Leon High School, Tallahassee,Fla., 1980; B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1984; J.D.,American University, Washington, D.C., 1988; lawyer, private practice; directorof employee relations, Leon County, Fla., school district; elected as aDemocrat to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress (January 3,2015-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/gwen-graham/G000575
Phone:
Party affiliation: Democratic

Representative Yoho, Ted S.Year of Birth: 1955
Representative Representative Yoho, Ted S.

Congressional District : 3

A Representative from Florida; born in Minneapolis, MinneapolisCounty, Minn., April 13, 1955; graduated from Deerfield Beach High School,Deerfield Beach, Fla., 1973; attended Florence State University (University ofNorth Alabama), Florence, Ala.; A.A., Broward Community College, FortLauderdale, Fl., 1977; B.S.A., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1979;D.V.M., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1983; large animalveterinarian; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Thirteenth and to thesucceeding Congress (January 3, 2013-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/ted-yoho/Y000065
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Crenshaw, AnderYear of Birth: 1944
Representative Representative Crenshaw, Ander

Congressional District : 4

A Representative from Florida; born in Jacksonville, Duval County,Fla., September 1, 1944; graduated from Robert E. Lee High School,Jacksonville, Fla., 1962; B.A., University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., 1966; J.D.,University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1969; member of the Florida statehouse of representatives, 1972-1978; member of the Florida state senate,1986-1994; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Seventh and to the sevensucceeding Congresses (January 3, 2001-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/ander-crenshaw/C001045
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Brown, CorrineYear of Birth: 1946
Representative Representative Brown, Corrine

Congressional District : 5

A Representative from Florida; born in Jacksonville, St. JohnCounty, Fla., November 11, 1946; B.S., Florida Agricultural and MechanicalUniversity, Tallahassee, Fla., 1969; M.A., Florida Agricultural and MechanicalUniversity, Tallahassee, Fla., 1971; Ed.S., University of Florida, Gainesville,Fla., 1974; faculty, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., Edward WatersCollege, Jacksonville, Fla., and Florida Community College, Jacksonville, Fla.;member of the Florida state house of representatives, 1983-1993; elected as aDemocrat to the One Hundred Third and to the eleven succeeding Congresses(January 3, 1993-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/corrine-brown/B000911
Phone:
Party affiliation: Democratic

Representative DeSantis, RonYear of Birth: 1978
Representative Representative DeSantis, Ron

Congressional District : 6

A Representative from Florida; born in Jacksonville, Duval County,Fla., September 14, 1978; graduated from Dunedin High School, Dunedin, Fla.,1997; B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 2001; J.D., Harvard University,Cambridge, Mass., 2005; United States Navy, 2004-2010; United States NavyReserve, 2010-present; author; elected as a Republican to the One HundredThirteenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3,2013-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/ron-desantis/D000621
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Mica, John L.Year of Birth: 1943
Representative Representative Mica, John L.

Congressional District : 7

(brother of Daniel Andrew Mica),A Representative from Florida; born in Binghamton, Broome County,N.Y., January 27, 1943; graduated from Miami-Edison High School, Miami, Fla.;A.A., Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Fla., 1965; B.A., University ofFlorida, Gainesville, Fla., 1967; businessman; member of the Florida statehouse of representatives, 1977-1981; staff, United States Senator Paula F.Hawkins of Florida, 1981-1985; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Thirdand to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-present); chair,Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (One Hundred Twelfth Congress).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/john-mica/M000689
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Posey, BillYear of Birth: 1947
Representative Representative Posey, Bill

Congressional District : 8

A Representative from Florida; born in Washington, D.C., December18, 1947; graduated from Cocoa High School, Cocoa, Fla., 1966; A.A., BrevardJunior College (now Brevard Community College), Cocoa, Fla., 1969; realtor;member of the Rockledge, Fla., city council, 1976-1986; member of the Floridastate house of representatives, 1992-2000; member of the Florida state senate,2000-2008; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eleventh and to the threesucceeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/bill-posey/P000599
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Grayson, AlanYear of Birth: 1958
Representative Representative Grayson, Alan

Congressional District : 9

A Representative from Florida; born in the Bronx, Bronx County,N.Y., March 13, 1958; graduated from Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, N.Y.;A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1978; M.P.P., Harvard University,Cambridge, Mass., 1983; J.D, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1983;assistant, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Washington, D.C.; lawyer, privatepractice; businessman; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United StatesHouse of Representatives in 2006; elected as a Democrat to the One HundredEleventh Congress (January 3, 2009-January 3, 2011); unsuccessful candidate forreelection to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress in 2010; elected as a Democratto the One Hundred Thirteenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3,2013-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/alan-grayson/G000556
Phone:
Party affiliation: Democratic

Representative Webster, DanielYear of Birth: 1949
Representative Representative Webster, Daniel

Congressional District : 10

A Representative from Florida; born in Charleston, Kanawha County,West Virginia, on April 27, 1949; graduated from Maynard Evans High School,Orlando, Fla., 1967; B.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.,1971; business owner; member of the Florida state house, 1980-1998, speaker ofthe house of representatives, 1996-1998; member of the Florida state senate,1998-2008, majority leader, 2006-2008; elected as a Republican to the OneHundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3,2011-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/daniel-webster/W000806
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Nugent, Richard B.Year of Birth: 1951
Representative Representative Nugent, Richard B.

Congressional District : 11

A Representative from Florida; born in Evergreen Park, Cook County,Illinois, on May 26, 1951; B.A., Saint Leo College, Saint Leo, Fla., 1990;M.P.A., Troy State University, Troy, Ala., 1995; Illinois Air National Guard,1969-1975; deputy sheriff, Hernando County, Fla.; sheriff of Hernando County,Fla., 2000-2010; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to thetwo succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/richard-nugent/N000185
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Bilirakis, Gus M.Year of Birth: 1963
Representative Representative Bilirakis, Gus M.

Congressional District : 12

(son of Michael Bilirakis),A Representative from Florida; born in Gainesville, Alachua County,Fla., February 8, 1963; attended St. Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg,Fla., 1981-1983; B.A., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1986; J.D.,Stetson University, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1989; lawyer, private practice;professor; member of the Florida state house of representatives, 1998-2006;elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Tenth and to the four succeedingCongresses (January 3, 2007-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/gus-bilirakis/B001257
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Jolly, David W.Year of Birth: 1972
Representative Representative Jolly, David W.

Congressional District : 13

elected as A Representative from Florida; born in Dunedin, PinellasCounty, Florida, on October 31, 1972; graduated from Pasco High School, DadeCity, Fla., 1990; B.A., Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., 1994; J.D., GeorgeMason University School of Law, Arlington, Va., 2001; staff, RepresentativeCharles William (Bill) Young of Florida, 1994-2006; lawyer, private practice;elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, by specialelection, to fill a vacancy caused by the death of Representative CharlesWilliam (Bill) Young of Florida, and reelected to the succeeding Congress(March 11, 2014-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/david-jolly/J000296
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Castor, KathyYear of Birth: 1966
Representative Representative Castor, Kathy

Congressional District : 14

A Representative from Florida; born in Miami, Miami-Dade County,Fla., August 20, 1966; B.A., Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., 1988; J.D.,Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla., 1991; lawyer, private practice;member of the Hillsborough County (Fla.) board of commissioners, 2002 to 2006;unsuccessful candidate for election to the Florida state senate in 2000;elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Tenth and to the four succeedingCongresses (January 3, 2007-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/kathy-castor/C001066
Phone:
Party affiliation: Democratic

Representative Ross, Dennis A.Year of Birth: 1959
Representative Representative Ross, Dennis A.

Congressional District : 15

A Representative from Florida; born in Lakeland, Polk County,Florida, on October 18, 1959; graduated from Lakeland Senior High School,Lakeland, Fla., 1977; B.S., Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.; J.D., SamfordUniversity, Birmingham, Ala.; lawyer, private practice; member of the Floridastate house of representatives, 2000-2008; elected as a Republican to the OneHundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3,2011-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/dennis-ross/R000593
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Buchanan, VernYear of Birth: 1951
Representative Representative Buchanan, Vern

Congressional District : 16

A Representative from Florida; born on May 8, 1951; B.B.A., ClearyUniversity, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1975; M.B.A., University of Detroit, Detroit,Mich., 1986; Michigan Air National Guard, 1970-1976; businessman; campaignstaff; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Tenth and to the foursucceeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/vern-buchanan/B001260
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Rooney, Thomas J.Year of Birth: 1970
Representative Representative Rooney, Thomas J.

Congressional District : 17

A Representative from Florida; born in Philadelphia, PhiladelphiaCounty, Pa., November 21, 1970; attended Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.,1989; B.A., Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa., 1993; M.A.,University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1996; J.D., University of Miami,Coral Gables, Fla., 1999; United States Army, 2000-2004; lawyer, privatepractice; assistant attorney general, Office of the Attorney General, State ofFlorida; professor, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.; staff,United States Senator Connie Mack III of Florida; elected as a Republican tothe One Hundred Eleventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3,2009-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/thomas-rooney/R000583
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Murphy, PatrickYear of Birth: 1983
Representative Representative Murphy, Patrick

Congressional District : 18

A Representative from Florida; born in Miami, Miami-Dade County,Fla., March 30, 1983; B.A., University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla., 2006;construction executive; accountant; elected as a Democrat to the One HundredThirteenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3,2013-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/patrick-murphy/M001191
Phone:
Party affiliation: Democratic

Representative Clawson, CurtYear of Birth: 1959
Representative Representative Clawson, Curt

Congressional District : 19

A Representative from Florida; born on September 28, 1959; graduatedfrom Batesville High School, Batesville, Ind., 1978; attended University ofUtah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1978-1979; B.A., Purdue University, West Lafayette,Ind., 1984; B.S., Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, WestLafayette, Ind., 1984; M.B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1990;manufacturer, businessman; elected as a Republican to the One HundredThirteenth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by theresignation of United States Representative Trey Radel, and reelected to thesucceeding Congress (June 24, 2014-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/curt-clawson/C001102
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Hastings, Alcee L.Year of Birth: 1936
Representative Representative Hastings, Alcee L.

Congressional District : 20

A Representative from Florida; born in Altamonte Springs, SeminoleCounty, Fla., September 5, 1936; graduated Crooms Academy, Sanford, Fla, 1953;B.A., Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., 1958; attended Howard UniversitySchool of Law, Washington, D.C., 1958-1960; J.D., Florida Agricultural andMechanical University, Tallahassee, 1963; lawyer, private practice; BrowardCounty, Fla., circuit court judge, 1977-1979; United States district judge forthe Southern District of Florida, 1979-1989; elected as a Democrat to the OneHundred Third and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3,1993-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/alcee-hastings/H000324
Phone:
Party affiliation: Democratic

Representative Deutch, Theodore E.Year of Birth: 1966
Representative Representative Deutch, Theodore E.

Congressional District : 21

A Representative from Florida; born in Bethlehem, NorthamptonCounty, Pa., May 7, 1966; graduated from Liberty High School, Bethlehem, Pa.,1984; A.B., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1988; J.D., University ofMichigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1990; lawyer, private practice; member of theFlorida state senate, 2007-2010; elected as a Democrat to the One HundredEleventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by theresignation of United States Representative Robert Wexler, and reelected to thethree succeeding Congresses (April 13, 2010-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/theodore-deutch/D000610
Phone:
Party affiliation: Democratic

Representative Frankel, LoisYear of Birth: 1948
Representative Representative Frankel, Lois

Congressional District : 22

A Representative from Florida; born in New York, New York County,N.Y., May 16, 1948; graduated from Great Neck South High School, Great Neck,N.Y., 1966; B.A., Boston University, Boston, Mass., 1970; J.D., GeorgetownUniversity, Washington, D.C., 1973; lawyer, private practice; member of theFlorida state house of representatives, 1986-1992, 1994-2002; Mayor of WestPalm Beach, Fl., 2003-2011; minority leader of the Florida state house ofrepresentatives, 2000-2002; unsuccessful candidate for election to the UnitedStates House of Representatives in 1992; elected as a Democrat to the OneHundred Thirteenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3,2013-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/lois-frankel/F000462
Phone:
Party affiliation: Democratic

Representative Wasserman Schultz, DebbieYear of Birth: 1966
Representative Representative Wasserman Schultz, Debbie

Congressional District : 23

A Representative from Florida; born in Forest Hills, Queens County,N.Y., September 27, 1966; B.A., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1988;M.A., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1990; staff, United StatesRepresentative Peter Deutsch of Florida, 1989-1992; member of the Florida statehouse of representatives, 1992-2000; member of the Florida state senate,2000-2004; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Ninth and to the fivesucceeding Congresses (January 3, 2005-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/debbie-wasserman-schultz/W000797
Phone:
Party affiliation: Democratic

Representative Wilson, Frederica S.Year of Birth: 1942
Representative Representative Wilson, Frederica S.

Congressional District : 24

A Representative from Florida; born in Miami, Miami-Dade County,Florida, on November 5, 1942; B.A., Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., 1963;M.A., University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla., 1972; elementary schoolprincipal; member of the Miami-Dade County school board; member of the Floridastate house of representatives, 1998-2002; member of the Florida state senate,2002-2010; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the twosucceeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/frederica-wilson/W000808
Phone:
Party affiliation: Democratic

Representative Diaz-Balart, MarioYear of Birth: 1961
Representative Representative Diaz-Balart, Mario

Congressional District : 25

(brother of Lincoln Diaz-Balart),A Representative from Florida; born in Fort Lauderdale, BrowardCounty, Fla., September 25, 1961; attended the University of South Florida,Tampa, Fla.; marketing executive; member of the Florida state house ofrepresentatives, 1988-1992, 2000-2002; member of the Florida state senate,1992-2000; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eighth and to the sixsucceeding Congresses (January 3, 2003-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/mario-diaz-balart/D000600
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Curbelo, CarlosYear of Birth: 1980
Representative Representative Curbelo, Carlos

Congressional District : 26

A Representative from Florida; born in Miami, Miami-Dade County,Fla., March 1, 1980; graduated from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, Miami,Fla., 1998; B.A., University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla., 2002; M.A.,University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla., 2011; businessman; staff, UnitedStates Senator George LeMieux of Florida, 2009-2011; member of the Miami-DadeCounty school board, 2010; elected as a Republican to the One HundredFourteenth Congress (January 3, 2015-present).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/carlos-curbelo/C001107
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

Representative Ros-Lehtinen, IleanaYear of Birth: 1952
Representative Representative Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana

Congressional District : 27

A Representative from Florida; born Ileana Ros in Havana, Cuba, July15, 1952; A.A., Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Fla., 1972; B.A., FloridaInternational University, Miami, Fla., 1975; M.S., Florida InternationalUniversity, Miami, Fla., 1987; Ed.D., University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.,2004; founder, Eastern Academy; member of the Florida state house ofrepresentatives, 1982-1986; member of the Florida state senate, 1986-1989;elected as a Republican to the One Hundred First Congress, by special election,to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative ClaudeD. Pepper, and reelected to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (August 29,1989-present); chair, Committee on Foreign Affairs (One Hundred TwelfthCongress).

Website: https://www.congress.gov/member/ileana-ros-lehtinen/R000435
Phone:
Party affiliation: Republican

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