Bill Nelson is a Democratic U.S. senator elected in 2000. He is serving his third term.
Nelson has spent most of his life in politics, serving three terms in the Florida House, six terms in the U.S. House and six years as insurance commissioner. He served in the U.S. Army and as an astronaut on a space shuttle flight.
Nelson was born in Miami on Sept. 29, 1942. He graduated from Melbourne High School and attended the University of Florida. He received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. He and his wife, Grace Cavert, have two children.
With furor growing over his surprise announcement of new restrictions on the handling of absentee ballots, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner Tuesday did what critics say he should have done in the first place.
With furor growing over his surprise announcement of new restrictions on the handling of absentee ballots, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner did Tuesday what critics say he should have done in the first place.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Tuesday said he was not running for governor and distanced himself from a recent POLITICO report that he might consider it if Democratic candidate Charlie Crist got in trouble.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Tuesday attacked a new state directive restricting what locations could be used as absentee ballot drop-off sites as an attempt at voter suppression and said his office is reaching out to the U.S. Justice Department about whether the move violates federal voting laws.
Democrats in the U.S. Senate just dramatically upended the rules on filibusters, clearing the way for a simple majority vote on judicial and executive branch nominees.
The Senate voted this evening to proceed on a bill that would protect gay and lesbians against workplace discrimination. Florida Senators, as they often do, split their votes.
“On Oct.16,2013, I became unemployed,” Janet Allsop of Brevard wrote Scott on Thursday. “I tried to contact the ‘reemployment office’ on Oct 17th to register for benefits. The site is down and I can not reach anyone by telephone. It is now Oct.31, 2013 and I …
Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson will have a seat on the 28-member congressional group charged with negotiating a long-term budget deal by Dec. 13.