United States House of Representatives FL-16Florida
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Vern BuchananUnited States House of Representatives FL-16
Vernon Gale Buchanan (byoo-CAN-nən; born May 8, 1951) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Florida's 16th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Republican Party, he first entered Congress in 2007, representing Florida's 13th congressional district until redistricting. His district is anchored by Sarasota and Bradenton. Buchanan is the only Republican member from Florida on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, international trade, health care and Social Security. Prior to serving in Congress, Buchanan was in business for over 30 years and was the chairman of both the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and Florida Chamber of Commerce. He served as member of the board and the executive committee of the United States Chamber of Commerce. With a net worth of $73.9 million, Buchanan is the 8th wealthiest member of Congress.
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