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DC Contact Information

Phone: 202-224-5274

Address: 716 HSOB, DC 20510

State Office Contact Information

Phone: (407) 872-7161

Address: 225 East Robinson Street, Orlando FL 32801-4326

Tallahassee FL

Phone: (850) 942-8415

Fax: (850) 942-8450

Address: 111 North Adams Street, Tallahassee FL 32301-7736

Tampa FL

Phone: (813) 225-7040

Fax: (813) 225-7050

Address: 801 North Florida Avenue, Tampa FL 33602

Fort Lauderdale FL

Phone: (954) 693-4851

Fax: (954) 693-4862

Address: 3416 South University Drive, Fort Lauderdale FL 33328-2022

Fort Myers FL

Phone: (239) 334-7760

Fax: (239) 334-7710

Address: 2000 Main Street, Fort Myers FL 33901

Jacksonville FL

Phone: (904) 346-4500

Fax: (904) 346-4506

Address: 1301 Riverplace Boulevard, Jacksonville FL 32207-9021

Coral Gables FL

Phone: (305) 536-5999

Fax: (305) 536-5991

Address: 2555 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables FL 33134-6611

West Palm Beach FL

Phone: (561) 514-0189

Fax: (561) 514-4078

Address: 413 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach FL 33401

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Bill Nelson Biography
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  • Elected: 2000, term expires 2018, 3rd term.
  • State: Florida
  • Born: Sep. 29, 1942, Miami
  • Home: Orlando
  • Education:

    Yale U., B.A. 1965; U. of VA, J.D. 1968

  • Professional Career:

    Practicing atty., 1970-79, 1991-94; Legis. asst., FL Gov. Reubin Askew, 1971; Crew member, Space Shuttle Columbia, 1986.

  • Military Career:

    U.S. Army, 1968-70; U.S. Army Reserves, 1965-71.

  • Political Career:

    FL House of Reps., 1972-78; U.S. House of Reps., 1978-90; FL treasurer, insurance comm. & fire marshal, 1994-2000.

  • Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
  • Religion:

    Protestant

  • Family: Married (Grace Cavert); 2 children

Bill Nelson, who was first elected to the Senate in 2000, is a careful centrist in much the same manner of his former Florida Democratic colleague Bob Graham, showing a willingness to break from his party when he deems its interests diverge from those of his state. He also is catching up to Graham in popularity; he coasted to a third term in 2012, outpolling President Barack Obama in the state. Read More

Bill Nelson, who was first elected to the Senate in 2000, is a careful centrist in much the same manner of his former Florida Democratic colleague Bob Graham, showing a willingness to break from his party when he deems its interests diverge from those of his state. He also is catching up to Graham in popularity; he coasted to a third term in 2012, outpolling President Barack Obama in the state.

Nelson grew up in Melbourne, Fla. His mother was a schoolteacher, and his father was a lawyer and real estate investor who died when Bill was 14. Nelson likes to recall that his great-grandfather arrived in Florida from Denmark as a stowaway on a ship. From his family home in Rock Point, Nelson could see rockets blast off in the 1950s and 1960s from what is now the Kennedy Space Center. He was active in student government and has always been something of a straight arrow; he doesn’t drink, smoke, or swear. He attended the University of Florida for two years, and then graduated from Yale and the University of Virginia law school. After a two-year hitch in the Army, he returned to Melbourne and briefly practiced law and worked on the staff of Democratic Gov. Reubin Askew. In 1972, at age 30, he was elected to the state House of Representatives.

In 1978, when Republican Rep. Louis Frey retired, Nelson ran for the U.S. House in a district that then included the Space Coast’s Brevard County and most of Orlando’s Orange County. His religious faith and traditional values, his indefatigable campaigning and folksy manner made him popular in an area that was trending Republican. He won the seat 61%-39%; in five succeeding elections, he captured 61% to 73% of the ballots in a district that voted just 29% for Democrat Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential race. In the House, he became chairman of the Science Committee’s Space Subcommittee, obviously of prime importance to the district. Nelson not only boosted the space program in every possible way, but also rode the space shuttle Columbia himself, spending six days orbiting the Earth in early 1986. He still reminds people of his sojourn, noting that in space he saw no racial or political divides on Earth, just a single unified planet.

In 1989, with the support of leading Florida Democrats, Nelson set out to run against Republican Gov. Bob Martinez, who was not faring well in polls. But in early 1990, some Democrats became antsy about Nelson’s prospects and persuaded Lawton Chiles, who had retired from the Senate in 1988 after three terms, to run. Chiles was always far ahead in their race and won the September primary 70%-31%. Nelson returned to his 77-acre oceanfront home in Melbourne, his political career seemingly over. But in 1994, he found an opening when state Insurance Commissioner Tom Gallagher, a Republican, ran for governor. Nelson was elected in November to an office whose full title was treasurer, insurance commissioner, and state fire marshal, and proceeded to compile an activist record.

Nelson’s chance to run for higher office came in March 1999, when Republican Sen. Connie Mack said he would not run for reelection in 2000. Mack’s retirement left a seat up for grabs in a state that, as Election Night 2000 returns would show, was closely divided between the parties. Republicans nominated 20-year, Orlando-based Rep. Bill McCollum, one of the House managers of the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

Washington observers considered the race a contest about the wisdom of the impeachment, but mostly it was a battle of competing styles. Running his fourth statewide race in 10 years, Nelson’s easygoing manner contrasted favorably with McCollum’s stiff and sometimes caustic demeanor. With a long conservative record on abortion rights and gun control, McCollum attempted to moderate his positions, but only succeeded in antagonizing his base supporters. This was the most expensive Florida Senate race to that point, with the two candidates spending more than $15 million between them. Nelson won 51%-46%. He prevailed 60%-37% in the Gold Coast. In the Interstate 4 corridor, which included McCollum’s congressional district and most of the district that Nelson had represented in the House, Nelson won 51%-46%. In the rest of the state, Nelson lost by only 52%-46%, compared with the 55%-42% ratio by which Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore lost there that year. Folksiness and Florida roots counted.

In the Senate, Nelson has become known as a deliberative lawmaker with a moderate-to-liberal voting record, usually siding with his party on major legislation. Some Republicans grouse that he prefers to tackle easy issues to tougher ones. “He is a connoisseur of low-hanging fruit,” Florida Republican strategist J.M. “Mac" Stipanovich told The Tampa Bay Times in 2012. Nelson responds by citing his work against oil drilling and health care, among other issues. But gay-rights groups derided him for his cautiousness in 2012 after Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage: “I believe marriage should be left to the states,” he said. “And Florida voted on same-sex marriage in 2008,” the year voters approved a constitutional ban on gay marriage.

Nelson is not especially well known nationally, but his activity on issues directly relevant to segments of Florida’s population—including space, oil drilling, health care, national security, and restoring the Everglades—has raised his profile. He drew attention in May 2012, when former CIA official Jose Rodriguez said in a book that Nelson, as a member of the Intelligence Committee, had volunteered to be waterboarded to see what the controversial interrogation procedure was like. The agency declined. He was named in December 2012 as chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, a panel that has no legislative authority but conducts oversight of issues relevant to senior citizens. He promised to expose financial scams and other abuses of the elderly. In recent years, Nelson has raised concerns about warming relations with Cuba. In March 2009, he and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., held up a $410 billion omnibus spending bill because of provisions that loosened travel and export restrictions with the communist island nation. The pair relented only after Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner assured them in writing that the provisions would have little effect on current law.

Since January 2007, Nelson has been chairman of the Commerce subcommittee with jurisdiction over the space program. After the loss of the space shuttle Columbia, which disintegrated as it reentered Earth’s atmosphere in 2003, killing seven crew members, Nelson called for accelerated development of a reusable space vehicle to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. In 2004, he won passage of an amendment calling on NASA to report to Congress on the costs of extending the space shuttle program beyond 2010. When President Barack Obama took office, Nelson sharply criticized his administration’s commitment to NASA and got a bill through the Senate providing enough money for another space shuttle flight in 2011, jump-starting NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket. He and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, introduced a bill in December 2012 aimed at promoting greater international cooperation on human spaceflight. They got a scaled-down version into a Senate-passed bill that protects commercial space-launch operators against losses beyond what they insure.

Starting in 2005, Nelson worked with Republican colleague Mel Martinez of Florida to block oil and gas exploration in the eastern part of the Gulf of Mexico. After Republican Gov. Charlie Crist came out in favor of offshore drilling in June 2008, Nelson continued to oppose it. Then, in September 2008, Nelson said he would back a bipartisan deal allowing some offshore drilling in the gulf, provided it was limited to 125 miles, rather than 50 miles, from the Florida coast. Then came the massive BP oil spill disaster in 2010. Nelson joined Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., in leading the opposition to expanded drilling along the East Coast and in the Gulf. Over objections from Republicans, Nelson also sought to increase the cap on damages from oil spills from $75 million to $10 billion. To discourage oil drilling in Cuban waters, Nelson and Menendez introduced a bill in November 2011 that would make it easier for Americans to sue foreign polluters for damages.

As a new member of the powerful Finance Committee, Nelson emerged as a player in the 2009-2010 health care debate. He amended an early version of the bill to lessen the impact of cuts to Medicare Advantage, a privatized Medicare program that covers more than 900,000 seniors in Florida. But Republicans castigated it as a backroom deal intended to benefit Florida, and his amendment was killed. He did successfully add an amendment to the Finance version of the bill exempting seniors from a hike in the itemized medical deduction limit from 7.5 % to 10%. Since then, he has defended the law to those seeking its repeal. “Would you like me to repeal the part where you can keep your kid on your family policy until age 26?” he asked an angry constituent at a town hall meeting in August 2012. “Would you like me to repeal that part that says that the insurance company can’t cancel you when you're in the middle of treatment?”

Florida seems to have more than its share of disputes over elections. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Nelson objected vigorously when the Democratic National Committee stripped Florida of its national delegates and urged presidential candidates to boycott the state after the legislature set the state’s primary for January 29 rather than the earliest date permitted by party rules, February 5. He and Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings sued the DNC, but a judge ruled against them. Nelson then pressed for a second primary or a mail-in vote, which the committee refused to pay for, and he argued to have half of the delegates seated, which the DNC ultimately agreed to do.

In June 2005, two-term Republican Rep. Katherine Harris announced she would challenge Nelson. Polling data indicated that Harris’ prominent role as Florida secretary of state during the disputed 2000 presidential election had left her too unpopular to win, but she enjoyed celebrity status among many rank-and-file Republican voters. Efforts to persuade Gov. Jeb Bush, House Speaker Allan Bense, and former Rep. Joe Scarborough to run failed, and Harris became the nominee. She announced she would use $10 million of her own money and wound up spending a third of that amount. Nelson won in a landslide, 60%-38%. He lost in the Panhandle but carried 57 of 67 counties, including Harris’ home county of Sarasota.

Nelson drew another challenger in 2012—Florida Rep. Connie Mack IV, son of the senator who preceded Nelson. Mack won the Republican primary with nearly 60% of the vote. Nelson aggressively depicted Mack as a flawed candidate. The congressman had had several past brushes with the law, usually bar fights, as well as problems paying bills while going through a divorce, all of which figured prominently in Nelson’s ads. Mack responded by painting Nelson as too liberal, but that line of attack failed to gain any traction as Nelson played up his fondness for his home-state colleague, Republican Marco Rubio, a tea party favorite. Though polling in September and early October showed a tight race, Nelson opened up a single-digit lead. He won the endorsements of all of Florida’s major newspapers and sailed to a 55%-42% victory, bolstered by Obama’s 50% showing in the Sunshine State.

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Bill Nelson Election Results
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2012 General
Clarence Nelson (D)
Votes: 4,523,451
Percent: 55.23%
Connie Mack (R)
Votes: 3,458,267
Percent: 42.23%
2012 Primary
Clarence Nelson (D)
Votes: 690,112
Percent: 78.8%
Glen Burkett (D)
Votes: 185,629
Percent: 21.2%
Prior Winning Percentages
2006 (60%); 2000 (51%); House: 1988 (61%); 1986 (73%); 1984 (61%); 1982 (71%); 1980 (70%); 1978 (61%)
Bill Nelson Votes and Bills
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Economic 66 (L) : 33 (C) 58 (L) : 37 (C) 56 (L) : 41 (C)
Social 73 (L) : - (C) 64 (L) : - (C) 52 (L) : - (C)
Foreign 71 (L) : - (C) 82 (L) : 15 (C) 55 (L) : 41 (C)
Composite 79.5 (L) : 20.5 (C) 75.3 (L) : 24.7 (C) 63.5 (L) : 36.5 (C)
Interest Group Ratings

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20112012
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LCV10093
CFG1413
ITIC-100
NTU1510
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ACLU-75
ACU158
ADA9090
AFSCME100-
Key Senate Votes

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    • End fiscal cliff
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Block faith exemptions
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Approve gas pipeline
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Approve farm bill
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Let cyber bill proceed
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Block Gitmo transfers
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Raise debt limit
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Pass balanced budget amendment
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Stop EPA climate regulations
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Proceed to Cordray vote
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Require talking filibuster
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Limit Fannie/Freddie
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Regulate financial firms
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Pass tax cuts for some
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Legalize immigrants' kids
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Ratify New START
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Confirm Elena Kagan
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Stop EPA climate regs
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Repeal don't ask, tell
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Overturn Ledbetter
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Block release of TARP funds
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass $787 billion stimulus
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Repeal DC gun laws
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Confirm Sonia Sotomayor
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass health care bill
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Bar budget rules for climate bill
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass 2010 budget resolution
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Let judges adjust mortgages
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Allow FDA to regulate tobacco
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Protect gays from hate crimes
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Cut F-22 funds
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Label North Korea terrorist state
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Build Guantanamo replacement
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Allow federal funds for abortion
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Cap greenhouse gases
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2008
    • Bail out financial markets
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Increase missile defense $
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Overhaul FISA
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2008
    • Raise CAFE standards
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Expand SCHIP
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Make English official language
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Path to citizenship
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Fetus is unborn child
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Prosecute hate crimes
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Withdraw troops 3/08
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Iran guard is terrorist group
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
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