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Cliff B. Stearns (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 4/16/1941 (Washington, DC)
Race: White
Religion: Presbyterian
Residence: Ocala, FL
Education: BS in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University, Washington, DC
Occupation: Business Owner
Office Type: U.S. House -- Florida District 6 

       
Quarterly Campaign Finance Information

Cash on Hand:
$1,798,297

Total Receipts:
$481,085

Total Disbursements:
$127,288

Date of Last Report:
6/30/2004

Biography:

Cliff Stearns was born in Washington, D.C., and resides in Ocala, Fla. He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1963 from George Washington University. He served in the Air Force from 1963 to 1967, retiring as a captain.

He headed Stearns House Inc., which managed motels and restaurants, and he worked as a real estate broker. He served as a director of the Chamber of Commerce in Ocala.

He was first elected to the U.S. House in 1988.

Stearns and his wife, Joan, have three children.


Past Campaigns:

Cliff Stearns was elected to the U.S. House in 1988 with 53 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Jon L. Mills, speaker of the Florida House. He was re-elected in 1990 with 59 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Art Johnson.

He won re-election again in 1992 with 65 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Phil Denton. He was unopposed in 1994. In 1996, he was re-elected with 67 percent of the vote against Democrat Newell O'Brien.

Stearns was unopposed again in 1998 and re-elected in 2000 after being challenged only by two write-in candidates. In 2002, Stearns defeated Democrat David Bruderly with 65 percent of the vote.


Web site: http://www.cliffstearns.net/flash.html; http://www.house.gov/stearns/
Email address: cstearns@mail.house.gov



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