Republican politician who began representing Florida in the US House of Representatives in 2007. In 2009 he received the Spirit of Enterprise award from the United States Chamber of Commerce.
He joined the Michigan Air National Guard, where he served for six years, following his graduation from high school in 1969.
In 2012 he reached across the aisle to support President Obama's proposal to lower the corporate tax rate from 35% to 28%.
He has two sons with his wife Sandy, who he met while in college.
His congressional campaign was endorsed by Mitt Romney in 2006.