Vern Buchanan
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Vern Buchanan

Republican

United States House of Representatives FL-16

Florida

Addresses

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Washington, D.C.
2110 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC. 20515
Bradenton District Office
1051 Manatee Avenue West Suite 305
Bradenton, FL. 34205
Sarasota District Office
111 South Orange Avenue Floor 2R, Suite 202W
Sarasota, FL. 34236
United States House of Representatives
2104 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC. 20515
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Vern Buchanan

United States House of Representatives FL-16
Summary
Experience
Funding
70
Years of Age
14
Years of Experience
FLResidence (state)

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.

Experience

Education

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University of Detroit
Masters Business Administration
1986
Cleary University
Bachelors Business
1975

Past Positions

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Representative
United States House of Representatives, Florida
2007 - Current
Former Owner
American Speedy Printing
Founder and Chair
Buchanan Automotive Group and Buchanan Enterprises
1992 - 2007
Served
Michigan Air National Guard
1970 - 1976
Co-Owner
Greater Atlantic Insurance Company
Owner
Buchanan Reinsurance Company
Owner
Jamat Reinsurance Company

Other Experience

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Member
Executive Committee, United States Chamber of Commerce
Co-Chair
Republican National Finance Committee
Former Chair
Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Former Chair
Florida Chamber of Commerce
Member
Boys and Girls Club
Member
Community Foundation of Sarasota
State Finance Chair
Mel Martinez Senate Campaign
Chair
Friends of Panama Caucus, present
Former Chair
Tax Policy Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Human Resources, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Budget Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Small Business Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Veterans Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Social Security Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Oversight (Ways and Means), United States House of Representatives
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Finance and Tax
Member
Friends of Panama Caucus

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
2014
2012
20
18
$2,905,820
Total Raised
$4,293,847
Total Spent
$79,240
Cash on Hand

Top Industries

Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics