Congressional District 16 Florida


Congressional District 16 Florida

The district stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic coast.

Members: 42
Latest Activity: Jan 30

Congressional District 16

Welcome to US Cong. Dist. 16
at Patriots Action Network.






My name is Barry "Bigbare" Carson
and my job is to keep you up to date
on how you can be active in D-16.
If you need more information or
don't think I'm doing a good job
Please don't hesitate to let me know.
You can call me @ 561-309-6146
or email me:

.( The first of the next year the Legislature
  could re-draw the boundaries of D-16 )

Tom Rooney - Republican


Tom Rooney was raised in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
Following high school, Tom went on to play college football
at Syracuse University and Washington and Jefferson College.
After receiving his BA in English Literature, Tom worked for
Senator Connie Mack in Washington, DC.

Tom returned home to Florida to attend the University of Florida
where he received a Masters Degree and the University of Miami,
School of Law where he earned his J.D. and met his wife Tara.

After graduation, Tom and Tara spent over four years in the
United States Army JAG Corps. Most notably he served as
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney on Fort Hood, TX prosecuting
all civilian crimes on post. In 2002, Tom was selected to teach
Constitutional and Criminal Law at the United States Military
Academy at West Point.

In 2004, Tom returned to Florida and went to work as an
Assistant Attorney General under Charlie Crist.
After leaving the Attorney General’s office, Tom became
CEO of “The Children’s Place at Home Safe,” a home for
abused and neglected children. Tom was later appointed
by Governor Bush to the Children’s Services Council of
Palm Beach County Board of Directors.
In 2006, Tom entered private practice and joined a
Stuart law firm.

On November 4th 2008, Tom was elected to represent
Florida’s 16th Congressional District in the U.S. House
of Representatives.
Tom currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee
and the Judiciary Committee.

Tom and Tara currently reside in Tequesta and with their
three young sons: Tommy Jr., Sean, and Seamus.


Washington DC Office
1529 Longworth HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5792
Fax: (202) 225-3132

Stuart Office
335 S. East Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994
Phone: (772) 288-4668
Fax: (772) 288-4631

Punta Gorda Office
226 Taylor Street, Suite 200
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (941)-575-9101
Fax: (941)-575-9103

St. Lucie Office
County Administration Complex
2300 Virginia Ave Ste 208
Fort Pierce, FL 34982
Phone: (772) 461-3933
Fax: (772) 461-1594


Martin & Palm Beach Community Patriots

Link to Florida Resistance

Discussion Forum


Started by Barry 'Bigbare' Carson-Patriot May 12, 2011. 0 Replies

Rooney Earns GOP Deputy Whip Post

Started by Barry 'Bigbare' Carson-Patriot Jan 18, 2011. 0 Replies

New Tom Rooney TV Ad

Started by Barry 'Bigbare' Carson-Patriot Oct 18, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by Barry 'Bigbare' Carson-Patriot on March 25, 2011 at 2:18am

Talk is cheap.

Sadly, as our national debt continues to soar,

talk is the only thing President Obama and his

liberal cohorts in Congress can seemingly do.

Actions are always better than words.

That's why the American Conservative Union (ACU),

our nation's oldest and largest grassroots conservative

organization, honored me with their "Defender of Liberty"

Award for earning a 100% ACU rating and ranking me as

Florida's most conservative member of Congress!


As a Conservative, I'm proud to have taken action -

whether it was voting to defund NPR, fighting alongside

Senator Marco Rubio against job-killing EPA regulations,

or stopping Congress from funding a $450 million jet engine

that Pentagon didn't even want!

Last November you sent a clear message to Washington -


The entire country heard the message...

President Barack Obama and the tax and spend liberals

in Congress didn't.


Today, I'm asking you to stand with me and defend

our conservative principles. Our values and principles

as true conservatives are being tested. But expressing

our concern and our outrage is not enough. We need to

organize, mobilize and fight to take our nation back.

Together we can get Florida and our nation back on

the right track.

Thank you for all you've done and all you're going to do.
Comment by Swathdiver on October 9, 2010 at 5:10pm
Saint Lucie County General Election – November 2, 2010 – Swathdiver’s Picks:


United States Senator

Marco Rubio

Representative in Congress – District 16

Tom Rooney

Representative in Congress – District 23

Bernard Sansaricq


Governor - Lieutenant Governor

Rick Scott – Jennifer Carroll

Attorney General

Pam Bondi

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Atwater

Commissioner of Agriculture

Adam H. Putnam


State Representative – 80

Debbie Mayfield

State Representative – 81

Gayle Harrell


Property Appraiser

Ken Pruitt

County Commission – 2

Tod Mowery

County Commission – 4

Francis Hutchinson

Nonpartisan – yeah right!

Justice of the Supreme Court

Charles T. Canaday – Yes

Jorge Labarga – NO

James E. C. Perry – NO

Ricky L. Polston – Yes

4th District Court of Appeal

Cory J. Ciklin – YES

Dorian K. Damoorgian – YES

Jonathan D. Gerber – YES

Robert M. Gross – NO

Spencer D. Levine – YES

Melanie G. May – YES

School Board Member – 1

Kerryane Monahan

School Board Member – 3

Donna Mills

Saint Lucie West

Services District Seat 3

Tony Stachewicz

City of Port Saint Lucie


Joanne Faiella

City Council – 1

Carl Iken

City Council – 3

Joe Diskin

Proposed Constitutional Amendments

No. 1 – YES

No. 2 – YES

No. 4 – NO

No. 5 – NO

No. 6 – NO

No. 8 – YES

School District Referendum

NO – Against continuing the .25 mills for two fiscal years

City of Port Saint Lucie Referendum

NO – Against authority to grant exemptions

City of Fort Pierce Referendum

Changing Fort Pierce City election dates from odd numbered years to even numbered years - NO

St. Lucie West Services District Referendum

Referendum to establish amount of annual compensation for members of board of supervisors

NO – AGAINST establishing annual compensation for Supervisors

NOTE: This information is available as a Word.Doc or PDF, contact
NOTE2: I've made suggestions to vote for some Statists. Where our candidates were defeated in the primary; I believe that those suggested are the weaker candidate and can be more readily defeated next time.
NOTE3: Please double check my suggestions, I'm just one of many and am sure to have missed something. I had a difficult time researching the judges and the City of Fort Pierce Referendum. As the old saying goes, "The Confused Mind Says No!"

In God Is Our Trust,

James Burns
Port Saint Lucie, Florida

"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged." -- Ronald Reagan
Comment by Swathdiver on October 9, 2010 at 5:09pm
October 9, 2010

Dear Patriots,

It is my opinion that Amendment’s 5 and 6 are Trojan Horses for the Statists. is chaired by the former Mayor of Miami, Manny Diaz and his Treasurer is Attorney Richard Berkowitz. Berkowitz has donated thousands of dollars to Democrat Congressman Ron Klein who most South Floridians know as a rubber-stamp for Speaker Pelosi’s and President Obama’s designs to discard the Constitution and usher in a Socialist tyranny.

The Ballot Summary is enticing to a conservative; especially the third sentence. However, sentence two raises some “red flags” for me. Does that mean an incumbent Republican could not have his district redrawn to encompass a neighborhood that has historically voted Democrat? I can only imagine how an activist judge would rule on that! Look, I’m a Divemaster, not a political scientist. I don’t know exactly what this would lead to; but I do have a “commie radar” and it’s wailing in my ears!

They’ve been collecting money for these Amendments since 2006. Who have they been collecting from you ask? In 2007 ACORN gave them $25,000. Do you share the values of ACORN? In the same year Alan Grayson, yes that Alan Grayson, donated $12,000 for Amendments 5 and 6 too. Robert Wexler even donated $25,000 from his campaign committee. Need I say more?

Ok, if you’re not fully convinced here’s a couple more:

Emily’s List – They promote Pro-Abortion Politicians - $12,065.35

Florida Education Association – Teacher’s Union - $650,000.00

Florida Ballot Watch Committee – Who are these guys? - $500,000.00

League of Conservation Voters – Liberals? - $50,000.00

National Education Association – Socialist Teacher’s Union - $359,570.36

Rockefeller Family Fund – Socialists - $131,000.00

SEIU – Commie Union Thugs - $625,000.00

Teamsters – See Above - $23,750.00

One Thousand Six-Hundred and Thirteen Lawyers contributed $1,118,750.02

I am a Christian and a Conservative. NONE of these groups share my values, in fact, we’re diametrically opposed! They are the enemies of Liberty.

Vote NO on 4, 5 and 6! Interested in investigating the donors? Send an e-mail to: and I’ll send you the excel spreadsheet I made from this data:

In God Is Our Trust,

James Burns


Port Saint Lucie, Florida

"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged." -- Ronald Reagan
Comment by Mike D - Ocala Comm. Leader on February 25, 2010 at 11:42pm

Comment by Barry 'Bigbare' Carson-Patriot on January 23, 2010 at 12:43pm
Comment by Barry 'Bigbare' Carson-Patriot on January 21, 2010 at 1:53pm
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home from foreclosure.
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Comment by Barry 'Bigbare' Carson-Patriot on January 18, 2010 at 10:13pm
Comment by Barry 'Bigbare' Carson-Patriot on January 17, 2010 at 6:55pm
Rooney Urges Swift Action From USDA for Freeze Victims

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) joined members of the Florida Congressional Delegation urging Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to act promptly to assist Florida agriculture growers recover from damage caused by the recent freeze.

“I have been in contact with local farmers since last week, and I have been working with Florida’s Congressional Delegation to ensure the federal response to the freeze is prompt and efficient once a disaster declaration is issued,” said Rooney. “We encourage the Florida Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to quickly evaluate the damage as it becomes evident, some of which might not be known for several more days and weeks. Agriculture in Florida, and specifically in the 16th district, plays a significant role in our economy and the effects of this freeze could be devastating to the industry and region. I will continue to work to assist in any way possible to help Florida’s farmers.”
Comment by Barry 'Bigbare' Carson-Patriot on January 17, 2010 at 6:54pm
Rooney Statement on Freeze
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) released the following statement regarding the freezing temperatures throughout South Florida:

“In response to the freezing temperatures throughout Florida last night and anticipated through the week, my office and I have been in contact with growers across the 16th district and will continue to monitor the situation. As growers begin to report preliminary damage to citrus and vegetable crops I stand ready to work with various federal agencies to help provide relief should a disaster declaration be issued. I am pleased to see the Governor issued an executive order lifting truck weight restrictions, allowing growers to harvest and transport crops to avoid the freeze.”
Comment by Barry 'Bigbare' Carson-Patriot on January 16, 2010 at 4:12pm

A teacher asked her 6th grade class how many
of them were Obama fans.

Not really knowing what an Obama fan is,
but wanting to be liked by the teacher,
all the kids raised their hands except for little Johnny.

The teacher asked little Johnny why he
has decided to be different again.

Little Johnny said, "Because I'm not an Obama fan."

The teacher asked, "Why aren't you a fan of Obama?"

Johnny said, “Because I'm a Republican."

The teacher asked him, “Why are you a Republican.”

Little Johnny answered,
"Well, my Mom's a Republican and my
Dad's a Republican, so I'm a Republican."

Annoyed by this answer, the teacher asked,
"If your mom were a moron
and your dad were an idiot, what would that make you?"

With a big smile, little Johnny replied,

“That would make me an Obama fan."

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