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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.)

District: 9th District
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 2006; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-11; defeated for re-election to U.S. House, 2010; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: March 13, 1958; Bronx, N.Y.
Residence: Orlando
Religion: Jewish
Family: Single; five children
Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1978; Harvard U., M.P.P 1983; Harvard U., J.D. 1983
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Middle East & North Africa; Western Hemisphere); Science, Space & Technology (Energy - Ranking Member; Environment; Oversight)

Election History
2014generalAlan Grayson (D) 93,85054.0
Carol Platt (R) 74,96343.1
Marko Milakovich (NPA) 5,0602.9
Leon Ray (WRI) 50.0
2012generalAlan Grayson (D) 164,89162.5
Todd Long (R) 98,85637.5
2010generalDaniel Webster (R) 123,58656.1
Alan Grayson (D) 84,16738.2
Peg Dunmire (TEA) 8,3373.8
George Metcalfe (NPA) 4,1431.9
Steven Gerritzen (WRI) 110.0
2008generalAlan Grayson (D) 172,85452.0
Ric Keller (R) 159,49048.0
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) is 33rd.


Florida is 2nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@alangrayson)

Rep. Alan Grayson has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Alan Grayson is ranked 17th on the 50 Richest Members of Congress list.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.