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Address: 440 CHOB, DC 20515

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Phone: (904) 598-0481

Address: 1061 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville FL 32204-4151

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Ander Crenshaw Biography
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  • Elected: 2000, 7th term.
  • District: Florida 4
  • Born: Sep. 01, 1944, Jacksonville
  • Home: Jacksonville
  • Education:

    U. of GA, B.A. 1966, U. of FL, J.D. 1969

  • Professional Career:

    Investment banker, 1980-2000.

  • Political Career:

    FL House of Reps., 1972-78; FL Senate 1986-93.

  • Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
  • Religion:

    Episcopalian

  • Family: Married (Kitty); 2 children

Ander Crenshaw, a Republican first elected in 2000, is a low-profile conservative, preferring to work quietly on helping his district as a member of the Appropriations Committee. When The Hill newspaper once asked him what he considered his biggest political achievement, he answered wryly: “Having several little political achievements.” Read More

Ander Crenshaw, a Republican first elected in 2000, is a low-profile conservative, preferring to work quietly on helping his district as a member of the Appropriations Committee. When The Hill newspaper once asked him what he considered his biggest political achievement, he answered wryly: “Having several little political achievements.”

Crenshaw grew up in Jacksonville, where he has family roots dating to the early 20th century. The son of a lawyer, he attended the University of Georgia on a basketball scholarship, and then graduated from the University of Florida law school. His wife’s father, Claude Kirk, was a one-term Republican governor of Florida in the 1960s. Crenshaw was elected to the state House in 1972 and served for six years, before running unsuccessfully for secretary of state. He then became an investment banker. In 1980, he ran for the U.S. Senate and finished third of six in the 1980 Republican primary, which was won by Paula Hawkins. From 1986 until 1993, he served in the state Senate and in 1992, became the first Republican state Senate president in 118 years. He ran for governor in 1994 but finished fourth in the primary, far behind Jeb Bush, who narrowly lost to Lawton Chiles in November. Crenshaw’s opportunity to run for the House came in 2000, when Republican Rep. Tillie Fowler announced that she would honor her promise to serve only four terms. Crenshaw was promptly endorsed by local Republican leaders, which discouraged several potential candidates. He won the primary 70%-30% and the general election 67%-31%. He has won reelection easily since then, though he drew some flak from local Republicans for supporting the 2008 financial industry rescue.

In the House, Crenshaw is a reliable conservative who was among the first House Republicans to join the Tea Party Caucus in 2010. But his service on Appropriations has made him a bit more centrist on foreign policy issues, particularly U.S. foreign aid. He and Washington state Democrat Adam Smith in 2011 launched the Congressional Caucus on Effective Foreign Assistance to try to make the case that such aid is highly useful and needs to be spared deep cuts. He chaired the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee in the 111th Congress (2009-10) and held fast against repeated Democratic pleas to find $61 million to fix the aging Capitol dome, citing budget constraints.

On Appropriations, his top priorities are the district’s large military and veterans’ facilities. In 2008, he slipped a provision into the military construction spending bill telling the Navy to start work on converting Mayport to a nuclear base. The Navy announced in February 2012 that it was suspending plans to move a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier to Mayport, but promised to shift a three-ship amphibious group to the area. Crenshaw also pushed successfully for new veterans’ cemeteries in Jacksonville and Sarasota, and he fought for expanded disability coverage for Gulf War veterans. He also has introduced legislation to provide savings accounts for people caring for family members with disabilities. Despite drawing more than 200 cosponsors, it has gained little traction.

Crenshaw made a bid for the senior Republican seat on the Budget Committee, raising nearly $1 million for other Republican candidates in the 2006 election to pay his dues. But the slot went to Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who had less seniority than Crenshaw. He was not helped by his role in an earlier lobbying scandal that felled former Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas: Crenshaw had traveled with DeLay on a trip to South Korea in 2001, which had been paid for by lobbyists close to DeLay. Crenshaw also was on the wrong side of a pitched leadership battle for DeLay’s successor; he backed then-Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri for the job, but John Boehner of Ohio emerged the winner. Nevertheless, he has remained in the good graces of leadership and was made a deputy whip.

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Ander Crenshaw Election Results
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2012 General
Ander Crenshaw (R)
Votes: 239,988
Percent: 76.13%
Jim Klauder (NPA)
Votes: 75,236
Percent: 23.87%
2012 Primary
Ander Crenshaw (R)
Votes: 46,788
Percent: 71.86%
Bob Black (R)
Votes: 11,816
Percent: 18.15%
Deborah Pueschel (R)
Votes: 6,505
Percent: 9.99%
Prior Winning Percentages
2010 (77%), 2008 (65%); 2006 (70%); 2004 (100%); 2002 (100%); 2000 (67%)
Ander Crenshaw Votes and Bills
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2013 2012 2011
Economic 44 (L) : 56 (C) 43 (L) : 55 (C) 23 (L) : 73 (C)
Social 27 (L) : 71 (C) 38 (L) : 61 (C) 17 (L) : 74 (C)
Foreign 24 (L) : 68 (C) 20 (L) : 73 (C) 47 (L) : 51 (C)
Composite 33.3 (L) : 66.7 (C) 35.3 (L) : 64.7 (C) 31.5 (L) : 68.5 (C)
Interest Group Ratings

The vote ratings by 10 special interest groups provide insight into a lawmaker’s general ideology and the degree to which he or she agrees with the group’s point of view. Two organizations provide just one combined rating for 2011 and 2012, the two sessions of the 112th Congress. They are the ACLU and the ITIC. About the interest groups.

20112012
FRC9066
LCV116
CFG4859
ITIC-100
NTU6665
20112012
COC100-
ACLU-0
ACU7276
ADA50
AFSCME0-
Key House Votes

The key votes show how a member of Congress voted on the major bills of the year. N indicates a "no" vote; Y a "yes" vote. If a member voted "present" or was absent, the bill caption is not shown. For a complete description of the bills included in key votes, see the Almanac's Guide to Usage.

    • Pass GOP budget
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • End fiscal cliff
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Extend payroll tax cut
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Find AG in contempt
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Stop student loan hike
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Repeal health care
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Raise debt limit
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Pass cut, cap, balance
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Defund Planned Parenthood
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Repeal lightbulb ban
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Add endangered listings
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Speed troop withdrawal
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Regulate financial firms
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Pass tax cuts for some
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Stop detainee transfers
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Legalize immigrants' kids
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Repeal don't ask, tell
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Limit campaign funds
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Overturn Ledbetter
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass $820 billion stimulus
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Let guns in national parks
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass cap-and-trade
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Bar federal abortion funds
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass health care bill
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Bail out financial markets
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2008
    • Repeal D.C. gun law
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2008
    • Overhaul FISA
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2008
    • Increase minimum wage
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Expand SCHIP
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Raise CAFE standards
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Share immigration data
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Foreign aid abortion ban
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Ban gay bias in workplace
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Withdraw troops 8/08
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • No operations in Iran
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Free trade with Peru
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
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