Senator Bill Nelson

Senior Senator from Florida, Democrat

Top Industries
#IndustryYr AmountCareer Amount
1Lawyers/Law Firms$2,301,753$6,727,199
3Real Estate$592,436$1,839,361
4Health Professionals$508,832$1,171,963
6Securities & Investment$426,100$1,164,631
7Hospitals/Nursing Homes$376,884$561,763
8Leadership PACs$336,500$658,100
10Health Services/HMOs$257,650$441,750
31Telecom Services & Equipment$97,896$97,896
Top Donors 2014
#DonorYr AmountCareer Amount
1Morgan & Morgan$139,650$169,800
2Greenberg Traurig LLP$52,589$140,989
3Akerman LLP$52,050$52,050
4Finmeccanica SpA$50,667$73,967
5Harris Corp$49,450$87,700
6Kindred Healthcare$48,400$48,400
7Leon Medical Centers$43,500$43,500
8Holland & Knight$42,000$125,574
9Lockheed Martin$38,250$62,650
10Brown & Brown$37,500$37,500
65Verizon Communications$15,650$15,650

Bio Information

NELSON, Clarence William (Bill), (1942 - ) Senate Years of Service: 2001- Party: Democrat NELSON, Clarence William (Bill), a Senator and a Representative from Florida; born in Miami, Dade County, Fla., September 29, 1942; attended the Brevard County public schools; graduated from Melbourne High School 1960; B.A., Yale University 1965; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law 1968; admitted to the Florida bar in 1968 and commenced practice in Melbourne in 1970; served in United States Army Reserve 1965-1971; United States Army, active duty, 1968-1970, achieving rank of captain; legislative assistant to Governor Reubin Askew 1971; elected to Florida State house of representatives in 1972 and reelected in 1974 and 1976; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1991); was not a candidate for reelection in 1990 to the House of Representatives, but was a candidate for nomination for governor of Florida; crewmember on the twenty-fourth flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia, January 12-18, 1986; Florida treasurer and insurance commissioner 1995-2000; elected to the United States Senate in 2000 for the term commencing January 3, 2001; reelected in 2006 and again in 2012 for the term ending January 3, 2019; chair, Special Committee on Aging (One Hundred Thirteenth Congress).

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