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Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.)

  • District: 17th District, South central -- southern Polk County, Port Charlotte
  • Residence: Okeechobee
  • Born: November 21, 1970; Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Tara Rooney; three children
  • Education: Syracuse U., attended 1989; Washington & Jefferson College, B.A. 1993 (English literature); U. of Florida, M.A. 1996 (political science); U. of Miami, J.D. 1999
  • Military Service: Army 2000-2004
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. House, 2009-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (3rd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Military Construction-VA; State-Foreign Operations); Select Intelligence (Oversight & Investigations; Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis & Counterintelligence)
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State Information: 17th District, South central -- southern Polk County, Port Charlotte

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Tom Rooney (R) 165,488 58.6%
William Bronson (D) 116,766 41.4%
Tom Baumann (WRI) 12  
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 42% Mitt Romney: 57%
2008 Barack Obama: 44% John McCain: 56%

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