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Kendrick B. Meek

Kendrick B. Meek
Kendrick Brett Meek (born September 6, 1966) has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing Florida's 17th congressional district. He is a member of the New Democrat Coalition. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 5, 2002, succeeding his mother, Congresswoman Carrie Meek, who retired from the seat.
Kendrick Brett Meek (born September 6, 1966) has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing Florida's 17th congressional district. He is a member of the New Democrat Coalition. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 5, 2002, succeeding his mother, Congresswoman Carrie Meek, who retired from the seat. « Show less

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  • Alex Lewy quits Hallandale Beach commission, drops out of state House race

    Alex Lewy quits Hallandale Beach commission, drops out of state House race
    Original post | 10:40 a.m. Updated | 11:47 a.m. Alex Lewy, who’s been running for the state House of Representatives for more than a year, is dropping out and also resigning his seat on the Hallandale Beach City Commission. Lewy is taking a...
  • Biggest surprise of the second: Democrat Charlie Crist announces for governor

    Biggest surprise of the second: Democrat Charlie Crist announces for governor
    Who knew? Charlie Crist is running for governor as a Democrat. Perhaps the least-surprising announcement in Florida politics in years opens a primary run against Nan Rich and then a potential show down between the former Republican Gov. Crist and the...
  • Changing Florida won't be easy

    Stevie Wonder might be on to something. His idea of boycotting Florida and 22 other states that have Stand Your Ground laws may not go over well, but it is the type of thinking that should make people realize there are consequences for laws that result...
  • Dream Defenders earning political credibility

    Dream Defenders earning political credibility
    Word is getting around. The Dream Defenders are for real. Whether you agree with their demands — chiefly to repeal Florida's "stand your ground" law — or view their protest as juvenile foot-stomping, this much is true: This group of...
  • Nelson vs. Mack: The race that never really got going

    When my editor suggested I write today about Florida's U.S. Senate race, I told him I might first need to inform readers we had one. If you didn't pay much attention to it, you're not alone. Bill Nelson didn't either. And he won. In fact, Nelson's...
  • State lawmakers won't fix Stand Your Ground, so let the voters do it by the ballot initiative

    Dear Sen. Chris L. Smith: It was a long shot at best. Your attempt to tweak Florida's infamous Stand Your Ground law had about as much chance in the Florida Legislature as expanding Medicaid, imposing new taxes or paying teachers their true worth....
  • Cannon gets his mug hung, a shotgun, and a last Crist dig

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House Speaker Dean Cannon had his official portrait mounted on the chamber's inner ring of former leaders Tuesday, and used the occasion to take yet another shot at former Gov. Charlie Crist. Cannon, a Winter Park Republican who is...
  • More on Quinnipiac Poll on Senate race: 2011 compared with 2009

     
    So several months into the 18-month campaign for the GOP nomination for the Florida U.S. Senate seat, still none of the four major candidates has moved the polling needle much. In the latest Florida Poll from Quinipiac University, former U.S. Sen....
  • Governor Appoints Maurice Ferre to the FTC

     
    Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Maurice A. Ferre to the Florida Transportation Commission.  Ferre, 75, of Miami, is the former mayor of Miami. He succeeds Orlando-based lawyer Marcos Marchena and is appointed for a term beginning...
  • Obama nominates Meek for U.N. job

     
    President Barack Obama has nominated former U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek to serve as a representative to the United Nations, the political website Politic365 reported. Two other people have also been nominated. Meek ran for Senate last year against now U.S....
  • Ginny Brown-Waite, young at heart

     
    The former Republican congresswoman from Brooksville, who retired last year after four terms, made a habit of ranting against excessive government spending in speeches from the House floor. In 2009, she blasted congressional Democrats for ”...
  • Is Charlie Crist the best Democrat to beat Rick Scott?

     
    I am making this up, so bear with me. Rick Scott looks to be very beatable in 2014. But what Democrat could do it? Does the Party rehash Alex Sink? Can you name another Democrat with statewide name recognition? The last time a Democratic congressman ran,...