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Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.)

District: 17th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-present
Born: Nov. 21, 1970; Philadelphia, Pa.
Residence: Okeechobee
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Tara Rooney; three children
Education: Syracuse U., attended 1989; Washington & Jefferson College, B.A. 1993; U. of Florida, M.A. 1996; U. of Miami, J.D. 1999
Military Service: Army, 2000-2004
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Military Construction-VA; State-Foreign Operations); Select Intelligence (CIA; Emerging Threats - Chairman)

Election History
2014generalTom Rooney (R) 141,49363.2
William Bronson (D) 82,26336.8
2012generalTom Rooney (R) 165,48858.6
William Bronson (D) 116,76641.4
Tom Baumann (WRI) 120.0
2010generalTom Rooney (R) 162,28566.8
Jim Horn (D) 80,32733.1
William Dean (WRI) 1510.1
2008generalTom Rooney (R) 209,87460.1
Tim Mahoney (D) 139,37339.9
Roll Call Vitals


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


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