Politician and Democrat who became the Representative for Florida's 9th congressional district in 2013 after previously serving the 8th district. He was also the original president of the International Discount Telecom Corporation.
He worked as a janitor and nightwatchman to pay for his way through Harvard College, where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts summa cum laude degree in economics in 1978.
On the 40th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, he introduced New Frontier Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2009, which asked the president to present Congress's highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, to Apollo 11's astronauts.
He has five children with his wife Lolita.
He introduced the Grayson-Himes Pay for Performance Act, legislation which requires all bonuses paid by companies that received funds under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to be based on performance, with Jim Himes.