Francis Rooney

U.S. House of Representatives

The Chamber of Southwest Florida hosted U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-FL, Wednesday in Fort Myers. 

Before he spoke, Rooney reflected on earlier interactions with constituents in Florida's 19th Congressional district

Voters in portions of Lee and Collier Counties will chose a new representative for Florida’s Congressional District 19th seat Tuesday/today.  Current Congressman Curt Clawson is not seeking a second term.  WGCU’s John Davis reports, voters will primarily be choosing between two candidates who have not previously held public office.

Topher Forhecz

Francis Rooney is the victor to become Southwest Florida’s republican nominee for Congress.

He won about 53 percent of the vote, beating out competitors Chauncey Goss and Dan Bongino tonight. He will face a little-known Democratic challenger in November.

Francis Rooney says he’s excited about his win. He says he plans to follow through on the issues he’s campaigned on.