Biography

Ander Crenshaw, a third-generation resident of Northeast Florida and Jacksonville native, currently represents Florida’s Fourth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

In the 113th Congress, Ander chairs the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee and is the only Floridian to sit on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. He also holds a seat on the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee.

A strong voice for accountability in Washington, Ander led the fight to cut the 2014 Internal Revenue Service budget when it was revealed the agency had targeted conservative groups based on political belief and wasted millions of taxpayer dollars on videos and conferences. He is a long-time proponent of tax reform and since 2006 has co-sponsored FairTax legislation to replace thousands of pages of complicated tax code with a transparent national sales tax.

A known leader in the fight to protect our national security, Ander continues to work tirelessly to ensure our men and women in uniform have the resources they need on the First Coast and wherever they serve. That commitment earned him the Navy’s highest civilian honor in 2013 – The Navy Distinguished Public Service Award. Additionally, he is responsible for passage of legislation and funding that created the Jacksonville National Cemetery – a final sacred resting place for the veterans who served our country with distinction and valor.

Dedication to public service and a commitment to helping others led Ander to the Florida State Legislature after his work in the private sector as an investment banker. He was Florida’s first Republican to be elected President of the State Senate.

The son of an attorney and grandson of a cracker factory owner, Ander attended Robert E. Lee High School and later the University of Georgia on a basketball scholarship. He holds a law degree from the University of Florida.

Ander and his wife Kitty have been married 43 years and have two grown daughters and two granddaughters.