April 2018

Congressman Vern Buchanan

Congressional Update

Congressman Buchanan grew up in a small town outside Detroit Michigan, the son of a factory foreman in a family of six children.  When he graduated from high school in 1969, he joined the Michigan Air National Guard, serving there for six years.  The Congressman earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cleary University, in Michigan, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Detroit.  He is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives and has represented Florida’s 16th congressional district since 2007.  Rep. Buchanan is the only 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 the Florida State Chamber of Commerce.  He served as member of the board and the executive committee of the United States Chamber of Commerce.

Congressman Vern Buchanan will be speaking at the April 19th, 2017 Dinner Meeting. Tickets are available for purchase here.