Florida's 4th Congressional District

Published On: Jul 24 2012 01:29:18 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 13 2012 03:11:44 PM EDT

Six-term Congressman Ander Crenshaw easily dispatched two Republican opponents in the August primary for the Florida's 4th Congressional District.  Unaffiliated candidate Jim Klauder will challenge Crenshaw on the General Election ballot, and one write-in candidate also qualified in the election for the district, which now covers all of Duval, Nassau and Baker counties.

Ander Crenshaw


PARTY:  Republican

RESIDENCE:  Jacksonville

AGE:  68

FAMILY:  Married 42 years to Kitty Crenshaw, 2 grown daughters, 2 grandchildren

OCCUPATION:  U.S. Congressman since 2001

EDUCATION:  B.A., University of Georgia; J.D., University of Florida

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  Member of United States House of Representatives; member of Florida House of Representatives - 1972-1978; member of Florida Senate - 1986-1994; president of the Florida Senate, 1992-1993

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?
"The three top issues in this election are creating jobs, reigning in federal spending, and getting our economy back on track.

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?

WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  AnderCrenshaw.comFacebook.com/AnderCrenshawforCongress

View Associated Press' information about Ander Crenshaw | Campaign finances

Jim Klauder


PARTY:  No party affiliation

RESIDENCE:  Fernandina Beach

AGE:  70

FAMILY:  Married to Penka Klauder; 4 children, 3 grandchildren

OCCUPATION:  Vice President, Foundation for Teaching Economics

EDUCATION:  Princeton University, graduated with honors, degree in economics

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  Elected twice to two four-year terms as a county commissioner in San Juan County, Wash.

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. "The 16 trillion dollar (and growing) national debt.
  2. "A dysfunctional congress, unable to cope with fiscal issues but whose members manage to keep on catering to special interests.
  3. "The growing Federal government intrusion into and attempt to control every aspect of citizens' private lives."

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?

WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  Klauder4Congress.com | Facebook.com/klauder4congress

Qualified write-in candidate:  Gary Koniz