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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Steve Southerland II (R-Fla.)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Fla. Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, 1992-95; U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-15
Born: Oct. 10, 1965; Nashville, Tenn.
Residence: Panama City
Religion: Southern Baptist
Family: Wife, Susan Southerland; four children
Education: Troy State U., B.S. 1987; Jefferson State Community College, A.A. 1989
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Natural Resources (Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans & Insular Affairs); Transportation & Infrastructure (Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Highways & Transit)

Defeated by Gwen Graham, D

Election History
2014generalGwen Graham (D) 126,09650.5
Steve Southerland (R) 123,26249.3
Luther Lee (WRI) 4220.2
2012generalSteve Southerland (R) 175,85652.7
Al Lawson (D) 157,63447.2
Floyd Miller (WRI) 2280.1
2010generalSteve Southerland (R) 136,37153.6
Allen Boyd (D) 105,21141.4
Paul McKain (NPA) 7,1352.8
Dianne Berryhill (NPA) 5,7052.2
Ray Netherwood (WRI) 160.0
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 (@repgwengraham)

Rep. Steve Southerland II has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

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

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.