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Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

Senator (3rd term)

Democrat



Biography

Political Highlights: Fla. House, 1972-78; U.S. House of Representatives, 1979-91; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1990; Fla. treasurer and insurance commissioner, 1995-2001
Born: September 29, 1942; Miami, Fla.
Residence: Orlando
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Grace C. Nelson; two children
Education: Yale U., B.A. 1965; U. of Virginia, J.D. 1968
Elected: 2000
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities - Ranking Member; Seapower; Strategic Forces); Commerce, Science & Transportation; Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Special Aging
Social Media:

Roll Call Vitals

House Seniority: 11th ranked Senate Democrat
Twitter: 47,522 followers
State Clout: Florida is 2nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state


Election History

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