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Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.)

District: 16th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-present
Born: May 8, 1951; Detroit, Mich.
Residence: Longboat Key
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Sandy Buchanan; two children
Education: Cleary College, B.B.A. 1975; U. of Detroit, M.B.A. 1986
Military Service: Mich. Air National Guard, 1970-76
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Health; Human Resources - Chairman; Social Security)

Election History
2014generalVern Buchanan (R) 169,12661.5
Henry Lawrence (D) 105,48338.4
Joe Newman (WRI) 2200.1
2012generalVern Buchanan (R) 187,14753.6
Keith Fitzgerald (D) 161,92946.4
2010generalVern Buchanan (R) 183,81168.9
James Golden (D) 83,12331.1
2008generalVern Buchanan (R) 204,38255.5
Christine Jennings (D) 137,96737.5
Jan Schneider (X) 20,2895.5
Don Baldauf (X) 5,3581.5
2006generalVern Buchanan (R) 119,30950.1
Christine Jennings (D) 118,94049.9
Roll Call Vitals


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


Twitter Followers (@vernbuchanan)

Vern Buchanan is ranked 9th on the 50 Richest Members of Congress list.

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