Dave Weldon

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Dave Weldon, Republican Representative from the 15th District of Florida decided in January 2008 not to seek a seventh term. The Melbourne physician is an Army veteran and married (wife: Nancy) father with two children (Katie and David) and physician who won election in 1994. He was born in Long Island, NY, in 1953, to Anna and David Weldon, graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Following his graduation from Stony Brook, Dr. Weldon began studying medicine at the State University of New York's Buffalo School of Medicine on a scholarship with the Army Health Professions Scholarship program.

After completing military training in San Francisco, Dr. Weldon began a three-year tour of duty at Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, Georgia. He left active duty as a Major in 1987 to enter private practice with the Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates, a 38-member multi-specialty medical group in Melbourne, Florida. He remained in the U.S. Army Reserves until 1992. Dr. Weldon continues to see patients at the new VA Outpatient Clinic in Viera on a volunteer basis.

Position on Warrantless Eavesdropping

Weldon is on board with the second Bush administration's widespread unconstitutional electronic surveillance of Americans in the United States and denounced the conbtroversy as an attempt to "compromise and hamper our ability to fight ths war on terrorism." Source: Toni Coleman. "Florida Lawmakers Weigh in on Domestic Spying." Associated Press. December 21, 2005.

Position on Space Race With China

Weldon has said, "We need to do more." Larry Wheeler. "U.S. Losing Unofficial Space Race, Congressmen Say." Florida Today. March 31, 2006.

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