Tom Rooney

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U.S. Representative

Tom Rooney (R)

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FL-17
Positions
Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on the Judiciary
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: N/a

Incumbent running: Yes, for a different seat

2012 candidates for FL-17

Confirmed: Tom Rooney, William Bronson
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for FL-17)
On the Web
Official website


Thomas J. Rooney is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 16th district of the State of Florida, since 2009.

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Positions, record and controversies

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Health Care

Rooney believes that individuals should be given more information and more control over their health care choices, and says that it should be possible for people to take their health care with them when they change jobs. Rooney favors giving individuals the same tax incentives that business have to purchase private health coverage. He does not support a government-run health care system.[1]

Energy

Rooney believes that "obtaining our energy independence is necessary for both our national and economic security." He supports expanding domestic production in oil and natural gas along with investment in alternative energy sources.[2]

Homeland Security

Rooney supports increasing security on the Mexican border. He has also introduced legislation to prevent Guantanamo Bay detainees from being transferred to Florida.[3]

Veterans

Rooney places a high priority on Veterans issues and believes that they should be given the best possible health care.[4]

Environment

Rooney believes in protecting the environment for future generations says he is committed to saving the Everglades.[5]

Bio

Tom Rooney grew up in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In college, Rooney played football for Syracuse University and Washington and Jefferson College. After earning his B.A in English Literature, Rooney went to work for Sen. Connie Mack (R-Fla.), in Washington D.C.[6]

Rooney returned to Florida where he earned a masters degree from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the University of Miami, School of Law. Tom and his wife, Tara, met while at law school. The Rooneys then spent over four years in the United States Army JAG Corps. Tom served as Special Assistant U.S Attorney at Fort Hood, Texas. In 2002, Rooney began teaching Constitutional and Criminal Law at the United States Military Academy at West Point.Cite error 4; Invalid <ref> tag; refs with no name must have content

Rooney again returned to Florida in 2004 and worked as an Assistant Attorney General under Charlie Crist. Later, Rooney became CEO of “The Children’s Place at Home Safe,” a local charity that serves abused and neglected children. Governor Jeb Bush appointed Rooney to the Board of Directors of the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County. Rooney went into private practice in 2006. Cite error 4; Invalid <ref> tag; refs with no name must have content

Money in Politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Publix Super Markets$ 22,000
US Sugar$ 16,000
Oxbow Corp$ 12,500
Florida Citrus Mutual$ 10,450
Palm Beach Kennel Club$ 10,250
American Crystal Sugar$ 10,000
American Resort Development Assn$ 10,000
Associated Builders & Contractors$ 10,000
Digital Domain Productions$ 10,000
Florida Turbine Technologies$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Tom Rooney
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

2008 Election

Rooney won the Republican nomination to challenge Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-Fla.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[7][8]. Rooney defeated incumbent Tim Mahoney in the November 2008 general elections. [9]

Endorsements

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Committees and affiliations

Committees

Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

  • The House Armed Services Committee
  • The House Committee on the Judiciary
  • The Terrorism and Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee
  • The Military Personnel Subcommittee
  • The Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee

Affiliations

More background data

Contact

DC Office:
1529 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5792
Fax: 202) 225-3132
Web Email
Website

District Office - Stuart:
335 S. East Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994
Phone: (772) 288-4668
Fax: (772) 288-4631

District Office - Punta Gorda:
226 Taylor Street, Suite 200
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (941)-575-9101
Fax: (941)-575-9103

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