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Former Rep. Tom Feeney

Republican  •  Florida 3 Terms  •  Sworn In 2003
Last Term 2007 - 2009 View All

Feeney was born on May 21, 1958 in Abington, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. He graduated from Penn State University in 1980 with a B.A. in political science and obtained a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1983. Soon after, he moved to Oviedo, Florida, a suburb of Orlando where he still lives, and opened a private law practice. In 1990, he began two terms in the Florida State legislature and ran for lieutenant governor as Jeb Bush's running mate in 1994. Bush and Feeney were narrowly defeated.

In 1994 Feeney joined the board of directors of the James Madison Institute, a conservative free-market think tank where he ultimately became the director. The James Madison Institute, best known for its promotion of school vouchers in Florida, is a member of the State Policy Network and has received funding from ExxonMobil Read More...

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