JU Public Policy: Rep. Corrine Brown & Ander Crenshaw

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Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute is hosting a free special joint appearance and presentation by Representative Corrine Brown (5th congressional district) and Representative Ander Crenshaw (4th congressional district) this Thursday.



The young and decidedly apolitical JU Public Policy Institute is becoming the regions default place to hold deeply relevant policy discussions. Notable individuals are continually stopping through the Institute, Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Former Representative Jason Altmire and CEO of Florida Blue, Pat Geraghty are just of a few of the recognizable names to present at the Institute.

Almost all of the events they have held have been open to the public and free.

The Institute has planned a series of powerful events. One of which is this Thursday at 6:30pm with Representative Corrine Brown and Representative Ander Crenshaw.

Both of Brown and Crenshaw represent Florida districts in Congress. Both are generally on opposite sides of the political fence.

The policy discussion topics will lean national, with emphasis placed on foreign policy and ISIS, veterans and military affairs, international trade and the Port.

There is a free reception (appetizers and drinks) prior to the presentations.

Space is limited. If you plan on attending RSVP by emailing PPI@JU.edu or call 904.256.7452.

October 16, 2014
Reception 6:30pm. Presentations 7:00pm.
Davis College of Business, Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd. N, Jacksonville, FL 32211


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The Honorable Corrine Brown
U.S. Representative, Florida District 5


Corrine Brown was elected to serve what is now the 5th Congressional District of Florida in 1992. She is a public servant who prides herself on delivering the goods and services of the federal government to her constituents. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Brown served in the Florida House of Representatives for ten years before Washington. Brown attended the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. She also received a Masters Degree and an Education Specialist Degree from the University of Florida and an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from Edward Waters College.

She has been a faculty member at Florida Community College of Jacksonville, the University of Florida, and Edward Waters College. As a result of Brown's commitment to bringing the services of Washington back to Florida, communities throughout the 5th District have been able to access resources previously unavailable to them.

Brown was reelected to the U.S. House of Representatives for an eleventh term in November 2012. In the 113th Congress, she serves as the Ranking Member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials and as a senior member of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, as well as the Subcommittee on Water &Environment;. Brown also serves on the Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Subcommittee on Health.

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Listen to Rick Mullaney, Director of JU PPi, interview Rep. Corrine Brown on the quarterly WJCT radio show, Policy Matters.




The Honorable Ander Crenshaw
U.S. Representative, Florida District 4

Ander Crenshaw represents Florida's 4th Congressional District which is comprised of Nassau, Baker, and Duval Counties. Prior to going to Congress, Crenshaw had a 25-year, distinguished career as a successful investment banker. Representative
Crenshaw is a strong advocate for strengthening and rebuilding our military, enacting responsible and permanent tax relief, and standing up for projects vital to Northeast Florida. In his second term in Congress, Crenshaw became the first Northeast Florida Member to ever be appointed to the powerful Appropriations Committee.

Now, Crenshaw is the only Florida Member to sit on Defense Appropriations. Since defense is a major industry in Florida, Crenshaw is well positioned to assist our military and our state. Crenshaw is also the only Florida Member of Congress on Appropriations who chairs a subcommittee. His position is important because every defense dollar spent in our community brings new jobs and new people who buy goods and services from small businesses. Defense growth in our community happens due to the hard work in Washington by Crenshaw.

The Secretary of the Navy recently recognized Crenshaw's dedication to the nation's Sailors and Marines and awarded him their highest civilian honor-The Navy Distinguished Public Service Award. Recently, the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) awarded Crenshaw the 2014 SCORE Hill Champion Award for his support of small businesses. He has also received the National Retail Federation Hero of Main Street Award, National Association of Manufacturers Award, the Florida Chamber of Commerce Champion of Free Trade Award, and the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the United States Chamber of Commerce every year.

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