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Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL 16th District)

6th term Republican from Florida 16th District.


Residence: Longboat Key

Marital Status: Married (Sandy)

Prev. Occupation: Car Dealership Owner, Copy and Printing Company Owner

Prev. Political Exp.: US House, 2007-present

Military: MIANG, 1970-76

Education: BBA Cleary University, 1975; MBA University of Detroit, 1986

Birthdate: 05/08/1951

Birthplace: Detroit, MI

Religion: Baptist

Percentage in Last Election: 60%

Major Opponent: Jan Schneider


Current Elected Office Contact Information

Contact Rep. Vern Buchanan.

Website: buchanan.house.gov

Washington, D.C. Office:

2104 Rayburn House Office Building,
District of Columbia 20515-0916
Phone: (202) 225-5015
Fax: (202) 226-0828

Sarasota Office: (more district offices)

111 South Orange Avenue, Floor 2R, Suite 202W
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Phone: (941) 951-6643
Fax: (941) 951-2972


Current Elected Office Committees:


Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: Dave Karvelas
  • Scheduler: Dylan Allen
  • Dep. Chief of Staff: Sean Brady
  • Press Secy.: Sally Dionne



Current Elected Office Key Votes:

These are our key votes and this is how Rep. Vern Buchanan voted on our issues. Click on each heading to sort.

Status Name of Legislation Date Voted Score
P Expressing concern regarding the suicide plane attack on Internal Revenue Service employees in Austin, Texas 03/03/2010 Yea Not Scored
P Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act 03/03/2010 Nay Not Scored
P Temporary Extension of Programs Under the Small Business Act 01/27/2010 Yea Not Scored
P Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act 01/21/2010 Yea Not Scored
P Expressing condolences to and solidarity with the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010 01/21/2010 Yea Not Scored
F Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act 01/20/2010 Yea Not Scored
P Advanced Vehicle Technology Act 09/16/2009 Nay Not Scored
P Supporting efforts to reduce infant mortality in the United States. 09/16/2009 Yea Not Scored

P = Passed Voted For Us= Voted With Us
A = Agreed To Voted Against= Voted Against Us
R = Rejected Not Scored= Not Scored
C = Confirmed Ineligible to Vote= Ineligible to Vote
F = Failed

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