Politics & Government

District 16 Congressional candidates at a glance

Vern Buchanan

Age: 63

Election experience: Four prior congressional races

Professional experience: Business executive, past owner of printing company, owner of automotive businesses

Family: Married with two sons, one grandchild

Henry Lawrence

Age: 63

Election experience: n/a

Professional experience: Former NFL player, public speaker, local entertainer

Family: Single with six children

Joe Newman

Age: 101

Election experience: n/a

Professional experience: Retired accountant

Family: Engaged with one daughter and one stepdaughter

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