Daniel Webster Starts New Term in the Congress

220px-Daniel_Webster,_Official_Portrait,_112th_CongressFrater Daniel A. “Dan” Webster of Winter Garden, Florida, has started another term in Congress as the representative for the 10th congressional district in central Florida.  After getting out of Georgia Tech with an electrical engineering degree, Webster went to work in his family’s air conditioning and heating business, which he now owns and operates.

Webster has a long political career.  He was elected to the Florida House in 1980 and concluded his service there as Speaker (the first Republican Speaker of the Florida House in 122 years) before standing down in 1998 due to term limits.  He then ran unopposed for the seat of the 12th and 9th Florida Senate districts and eventually became majority leader and chair of the Judiciary Committee.  He retired from the Florida Senate in 2008 due to term limits, having become the longest serving legislator in Florida history.

He was elected to the U.S. House of representatives in 2010 and was reelected in 2012. He currently serves on the House Committee on Rules.

Webster also serves on the board of trustees of the University of Central Florida.  He is married and has six children and five grandchildren.

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