April 17, 2014

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.)

  • District: 6th District, North central -- parts of Jacksonville, Gainesville and Ocala
  • Residence: Fleming Island
  • Born: April 16, 1941; Washington, D.C.
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Wife, Joan Stearns; three children
  • Education: George Washington U., B.S. 1963 (electrical engineering)
  • Military Service: Air Force 1963-67
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. House, 1989-2013
  • Elected: Elected: 1988 (12th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Oversight & Investigations - Chairman); Veterans' Affairs (Health; Oversight & Investigations)
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State Information: 6th District, North central -- parts of Jacksonville, Gainesville and Ocala

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Cliff Stearns (R) 179,349 71.5%
Steve Schonberg (NPA) 71,632 28.5%
2008 general Cliff Stearns (R) 228,302 60.9%
Tim Cunha (D) 146,655 39.1%
2006 general Cliff Stearns (R) 136,601 59.9%
David Bruderly (D) 91,528 40.1%
2004 general Cliff Stearns (R) 211,137 64.4%
David Bruderly (D) 116,680 35.6%
2002 general Cliff Stearns (R) 141,570 65.4%
David Bruderly (D) 75,046 34.6%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 43% John McCain: 56%
2004 John Kerry: 38% George W. Bush: 61%
2000 Al Gore: 41% George W. Bush: 57%