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Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.)

  • District: 16th District, Central Gulf Coast -- Sarasota County; part of Manatee County
  • Residence: Longboat Key
  • Born: May 8, 1951; Detroit, Mich.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Wife, Sandy Buchanan; two children
  • Education: Cleary College, B.B.A. 1975 (business administration); U. of Detroit, M.B.A. 1986
  • Military Service: Mich. Air National Guard 1970-76
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. House, 2007-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2006 (4th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Health; Trade)
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State Information: 16th District, Central Gulf Coast -- Sarasota County; part of Manatee County

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Vern Buchanan (R) 187,147 53.6%
Keith Fitzgerald (D) 161,929 46.4%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 45% Mitt Romney: 54%
2008 Barack Obama: 49% John McCain: 51%

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