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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)

District: 27th District
Political Highlights: Fla. House, 1982-86; Fla. Senate, 1986-89; U.S. House of Representatives, 1989-present
Born: July 15, 1952; Havana, Cuba
Residence: Miami
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Husband, Dexter Lehtinen; two children, two stepchildren
Education: Miami-Dade Community College, A.A. 1972; Florida International U., B.A. 1975; Florida International U., M.S. 1976-86; U. of Miami, Ph.D. 2004
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1989 (13th full term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Middle East & North Africa - Chairwoman; Western Hemisphere); Select Intelligence (Defense Intelligence & Overhead Architecture; NSA & Cybersecurity)

Election History
2014generalIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 00.0
2012generalIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 138,48860.2
Manny Yevancey (D) 85,02036.9
Thomas Cruz-Wiggins (NPA) 6,6632.9
2010generalIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 102,36068.9
Rolando Banciella (D) 46,23531.1
2008generalIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 140,61757.9
Annette Taddeo (D) 102,37242.1
2006generalIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 79,63162.1
David Patlak (D) 48,49937.9
2004generalIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 143,64764.7
Sam Sheldon (D) 78,28135.3
2002generalIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 103,51269.1
Ray Chote (D) 42,85228.6
Orin Opperman (I) 3,4232.3
2000generalIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 112,968100.0
1998generalIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 00.0
1996generalIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 123,624100.0
Richard Grayson () 60.0
1994generalIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 00.0
1992generalIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 104,75566.8
Magda Davis (D) 52,14233.2
1990generalIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 56,36460.0
Bernard Anscher (D) 36,97840.0
1989specialIleana Ros-Lehtinen (R) 49,29853.0
Roll Call Vitals


Florida is 2nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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