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Robert Wexler
Robert Wexler

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from
Florida's 19th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 7, 1997
Preceded by Harry Johnston
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born January 2, 1961
New York City, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse Laurie Wexler
Religion Jewish
Rep. Robert Wexler
Rep. Robert Wexler

Robert I. Wexler (born January 2, 1961) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida. He has served as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997, representing the 19th district of Florida. Image File history File linksMetadata RobertWexlerPhoto. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is the lower of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Floridas Nineteenth Congressional District is a U.S. congressional district in Florida. ... // In politics The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harry Johnston Harry A. Johnston II is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Florida. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... New York, New York redirects here. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Image File history File links RobertWexler. ... Image File history File links RobertWexler. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Politics of the United States of America takes place in a framework of a presidential republic... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is the lower of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Floridas Nineteenth Congressional District is a U.S. congressional district in Florida. ...

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Early life

Wexler was born in Queens, New York City, to Sonny and Sandra Wexler. He and his family moved to south Florida when he was ten. Wexler graduated from Hollywood Hills High School in Hollywood, Florida and later attended Emory University for two years. He transferred to the University of Florida, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1982. Wexler received his law degree from The George Washington University Law School in 1985 and was a lawyer in private practice before serving in the House. Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow This article is about the New York City borough. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Location of metropolitan area in the state of Florida Major cities Miami, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 15,896 km² (6,137 mi²) 2,621 km² (1,011 mi²) 16. ... Hollywood is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... Emory University is a private university in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... It has been suggested that Professional degree be merged into this article or section. ... Political science is the field of the social sciences concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... Juris Doctor (Latin for Teacher of Law) or J.D. is a degree in law offered by universities in a number of countries. ... The George Washington University Law School, commonly referred to as GW Law, was founded in 1865 and is the oldest law school in the District of Columbia. ...


Political career

Wexler served in the Florida Senate from 1990 to 1996 before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 1996 election, filling the open seat vacated by Harry Johnston, a Democrat. The Florida Senate is part of the Legislative branch of government for the state of Florida. ... The U.S. House election, 1996 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1996 which coincided with the re-election of Bill Clinton as President. ... Harry Johnston Harry A. Johnston II is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Florida. ...


Wexler is Jewish and an active advocate for closer American-Israeli relations. For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Israel-United States relations have evolved from an initial United States policy of sympathy and support for the creation of a Jewish homeland in 1948 to an unusual partnership that links a small but militarily powerful Israel, dependent on the United States for its economic and military strength, with the...


Colbert Report interview

On the July 20, 2006 episode of The Colbert Report, during an interview for the segment "Better Know a District," Wexler jovially went along with Stephen Colbert's idea of making fake statements that, if he were campaigning in a contested election, would effectively end his career. Led by Stephen Colbert, he jokingly responded with the following statements: July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Colbert Report (pronounced )[1] is an American satirical television program on Comedy Central that stars comedian Stephen Colbert, best known previously as a senior correspondent for The Daily Show. ... Better Know A District is a recurring segment on The Colbert Report. ... This article is about Stephen Colbert, the actor. ...

  • "I enjoy cocaine because... it's a fun thing to do."
  • "I enjoy the company of prostitutes for the following reasons: ... because it's a fun thing to do, much like cocaine. If you combine the two together, it's probably even more fun."

However on the July 25, 2006 episode of the same show, Stephen Colbert came out against networks that featured the interview and gave negative light to the report. Colbert subsequently told his viewers to "vote Wexler, the man's got a sense of humor, unlike, evidently, journalists". On November 7, 2006, Wexler returned to the Colbert Report during the show's "Midterm Midtacular" special and joked about what he said in the earlier interview. When Colbert asked him if he would "reach across the aisle" if the Democrats took back the House (a phrase with a double entendre), Wexler picked up on the double entendre and joked that he learned from the last interview he had to watch what he said. July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A double entendre is a figure of speech similar to the pun, in which a spoken phrase can be understood in either of two ways. ...


The Hill

In August and September 2006, Wexler and his office staff were featured on The Hill, a six-part documentary on the Sundance Channel. . The Hill is a mostly Italian-American neighborhood within Saint Louis, Missouri, located on high ground south of the River des Peres and Interstate 44. ... Sundance Channel logo used from 1996 to 2002. ...


Election results

Wexler ran unopposed in the 1998, 2004, and the 2006 elections. The U.S. House election, 1998 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1998 which occurred in the middle of President Bill Clintons second term. ... Summary of party change of U.S. house seats in the 2004 House election. ... This article discusses only races that resulted in a seats party switch in the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 2006 (mid-term) election. ...


From the 2002 election: The Elections for the United States House of Representatives on 5 November 2002 was in the middle of President George W. Bushs first term. ...

Jack Merkl Robert Wexler
Party Republican Democratic
Total 60,477 156,747
Percentage 27.8% 72.2%

From the 2000 election: The elections for the United States House of Representatives in 2000 coincided with the disputed election of George W. Bush as President. ...

Morris Thompson Robert Wexler
Party Republican Democratic
Subtotal 67,782 171,068
Absentee ballots 7 12
Totals 67,789 171,080
Percentage 28.4% 71.6%

From the 1996 election: The U.S. House election, 1996 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1996 which coincided with the re-election of Bill Clinton as President. ...

Beverly Kennedy Robert Wexler
Party Republican Democratic
Subtotal 99,073 188,745
Absentee ballots 0 0
Totals 99,073 188,745
Percentage 34.4% 65.6%

Committee assignments and caucus memberships

Committee assignments: Members of the Committee on Financial Services sit in the tiers of raised chairs (R), while those testifying and audience members sit below (L). ...

Congressional caucuses: The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs (also known as the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives which is in charge of bills and investigations related to the foreign affairs of the United States. ... The U.S. House Subcommittee on Europe is a standing subcommittee within the House Foreign Affairs Committee. ... U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, or (more commonly) the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... A Congressional caucus is a group of members of the United States Congress which meets to pursue common legislative objectives. ...

  • Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (co-founder/co-chairman)
  • Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations (co-founder)
  • Taiwan Caucus (co-founder)
  • Indonesia Caucus (co-founder/co-chairman)
  • India Caucus
  • Serbia Caucus
  • Congressional Study Group on Turkey (co-chair)
Political offices
Preceded by
Harry Johnston
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 19th congressional district

1997-Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Robert Wexler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (475 words)
Robert I. Wexler (born January 2, 1961) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida.
Wexler received his law degree from The George Washington University Law School in 1985 and was a lawyer in private practice before serving in the House.
Wexler ran unopposed in the 1998 election and 2004 elections, and is scheduled to run unopposed in the 2006 election.
Robert Wexler (400 words)
Robert Wexler, 39 is a Democratic Congressman from South Florida.
Wexler was also an outspoken critic of impeachment during the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearings in 1998.
Congressman Wexler is a member of the New Democratic Coalition and was pronounced a "deficit hawk" by the bipartisan watchdog Concord Coalition for his fiscally responsible record.
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