Connie Mack (R-FL-14)i
Congressman Mack is seeking a seat in the Senate in the 2012 election.
Connie Mack Congressman Florida District 14
Connie Mack Biography from House.gov
Biography of Connie Mack
Connie Mack is a staunch defender of freedom who strongly believes that freedom matters and it works. Mack was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in November 2004 to represent Florida’s 14th Congressional District. He currently serves on three committees — Transportation and Infrastructure, Budget, and Foreign Affairs, allowing him to effectively represent the needs of Southwest Florida and advocate for the ideals of freedom, security, and prosperity.
Over the last six years, Mack has worked to support the free market system and reduce the size and scope of the federal government’s interference with our personal freedoms. Mack believes that the private sector, and not the government, creates new jobs, and he has been a vocal opponent of the countless financial sector bailouts, the failed stimulus plan and the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac takeover.
Mack is also a leading critic of President Obama’s unconstitutional, nationalized health care plan (ObamaCare) and was one of the first Members of Congress to introduce legislation to repeal it.
Because of his efforts to cut taxes and cut spending, Mack has been honored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business, Americans for Tax Reform, the Club for Growth, and the American Conservative Union, among others.
As a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Mack is working to promote freedom and stability throughout the region. Recognizing the threat Venezuela’s Communist President Hugo Chavez poses to the U.S. and our allies in the region, Mack has been leading the fight to have Venezuela named a state sponsor of terrorism. He continues to push for the enactment of the pending free trade agreements with Panama, Colombia, and South Korea, and strongly supports efforts to preserve free speech and a free press, which he considers to be basic pillars of democracy. Mack is also a strong supporter of America’s democratic ally in the Middle East, Israel.
Congressman Mack previously served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2003. As a member of the Florida Legislature, he established himself as a champion for conservative values, and was named Deputy Majority Leader in just his second term.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Mack was a business executive with Fort Myers-based LTP Management before becoming an independent business and marketing consultant.
Connie Mack was born and raised in Southwest Florida and is a graduate of the University of Florida. He is the son of former U.S. Senator Connie Mack and well-known cancer prevention advocate Priscilla Mack.
Mack is married to Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack. He is the proud father of two children, Addison and Connie, and two stepchildren, Chesare and Chianna. Mack resides in Fort Myers. He enjoys spending time with his family, boating, fishing, skiing, camping, an occasional round of golf, and watching Gator football on Saturday afternoons.
Congressman Connie Mack is a member of the following Congressional Caucuses for the 112th Congress:
– Anti-VAT (Value Added Tax) Caucus
– Boating Caucus
– Cancer Caucus
– Central America Caucus
– Coast Guard Caucus
– Colombia Caucus
– Constitution Caucus
– Drywall Caucus
– Everglades Caucus
– Friends of Canada Caucus
– Friends of Panama Caucus *Co-Chair
– General Aviation Caucus
– Oceans Caucus
– Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
– Republican New Media Caucus
– Republican Study Committee Sunset Caucus
– Shellfish Caucus
– Sportsmen’s Caucus
– Vision Caucus
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