Friday, April 1, 2016

Schneider files to oppose Vern Buchanan

via The Bradenton Times

Jan Schneider Files to Run for Vern Buchanan's U.S. House Seat

Staff Report
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
Sarasota attorney Jan Schneider has filed to run for the District 13 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. A candidate for local offices in the past, Schneider's opponent in November is Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan.

Schneider graduated with a bachelor's from Brown University and a master's in international affairs from Columbia University. She also has a Juris Doctor and a PhD in political science from Yale. As an author, Schneider has written books on protecting natural resources as well as on global warming.

Schneider mounted two considerable challenges to Katherine Harris in 2002 (losing 54.8 - 45.2 percent) and 2004 (losing 55.3 to 44.7 percent). She ran for what was then the District 16 seat in the 2006 Democratic Primary, losing to Christine Jennings; in 2008, she ran as an independent for the same seat but withdrew before the election.

Speaking over the phone on Monday, Schneider said that she was currently only laying the groundwork for a campaign, but would make an announcement soon.

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