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Vern Buchanan's Biography

Office:
  • U.S. House (FL) - District 16, Republican

Contact Information

1051 Manatee Avenue West
Suite 305
Bradenton, FL 34205

111 South Orange Avenue
Floor 2R, Suite 202W
Sarasota, FL 34236

2110 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Vern Buchanan

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Sandy; 2 Children: Matt, James

Birth Date:

05/08/1951

Birth Place:

Detroit, MI

Home City:

Longboat Key, FL

Religion:

Christian

Masters, Business Administration, University of Detroit, 1986

Bachelors, Business, Cleary University, 1975

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 16, 2007-present

Former Owner, American Speedy Printing

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 16, 2020

Former Member, Budget Committee, United States House of Representatives

Member, Friends of Panama Caucus

Chair, Friends of Panama Caucus, present

Former Member, Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Small Business Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Social Security Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Finance and Tax

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Human Resources, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Oversight (Ways and Means), United States House of Representatives

Former Chair, Tax Policy Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Veterans Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives

Owner, Buchanan Reinsurance Company

Co-Owner, Greater Atlantic Insurance Company

Owner, Jamat Reinsurance Company

Founder and Chair, Buchanan Automotive Group and Buchanan Enterprises, 1992-2007

Served, Michigan Air National Guard, 1970-1976

Member, Boys and Girls Club

Member, Community Foundation of Sarasota

Member, Executive Committee, United States Chamber of Commerce

Former Chair, Florida Chamber of Commerce

State Finance Chair, Mel Martinez Senate Campaign

Co-Chair, Republican National Finance Committee

Former Chair, Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

Awards:

Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame 2005,
Michigan Jaycees Outstanding Young Michiganders 1984

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