Steve Southerland

(William Steve Southerland, II)

Steve Southerland
Steve Southerland
  • Born: October 10, 1965
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









William Steve Southerland, II is a lobbyist and former American politician and member of the Republican Party who served as the U.S. Representative for Florida's 2nd congressional district from 2011 to 2015. The district includes most of the eastern Florida Panhandle, from Panama City to the state capital, Tallahassee. He was narrowly defeated for re-election in 2014, one of only two incumbent House Republicans to lose their seat in the general election that year, the other being Lee Terry of Nebraska.

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Don't wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to it.
Down where I grew up, able-bodied people do that which we believe God created them to do. Work is a blessing; it's not a curse. Religion & God ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter's tough, but spring's coming. I believe that there's a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better. Life
I believe that being dependent makes you more vulnerable. I believe work is the greatest gift you will ever receive. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I believe that the federal government, like a raging river, has expanded upon the barriers and the boundaries of its banks, and unfortunately, it is flooding all of America with its encroachment. Government
I came out of the private sector, a life that I enjoyed. I sleep in a bed every night with a woman I went to first grade with. I wasn't running for a job. I was running - and I think you will find this to be the case with many of the freshmen - to produce results. Life
I do believe in tax incentives in order to move the economy forward.
I think voters appreciate that I'm not sitting in the back row, waiting for my turn.
If you love helping people, and you love trying to bring comfort and peace to their life at a very, very difficult time, you're going to have to look pretty hard to find a profession that gives you more opportunities than the funeral business. Life ;Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm a team player. But I will say that I've never been a 'yes man' in my life. Life
In Washington, if someone disagrees with you, the problem must be your heart - you must be evil.
One thing we cannot put a number on is the number of casualties because people were never connected to their purpose in life. Life
The people of Florida's 2nd Congressional District said, 'Steve, go up there and fight to change the culture in Washington.' I've taken their instructions very seriously.
What is true is that if we do not change the culture of Washington, D.C., the United States of America will cease.
Work is life. Work is opportunity. Life ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force