Veterinarians re-elected to Congress

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Drs. Ted Yoho and Kurt Schrader will continue representing their respective Florida and Oregon congressional districts in the House of Representatives following their victories in the Nov. 4 general election. 

Dr. Yoho
Dr. Ted Yoho
Dr. Schrader
Dr. Kurt Schrader

Dr. Yoho, a Republican from Gainesville, bested two challengers with 65 percent of the vote to claim a second term as Florida’s 3rd District representative to Congress. Dr. Schrader, a Democrat from Canby, prevailed over four challengers with nearly 54 percent of the vote and won a fourth term as Oregon’s 5th District representative. 

Dr. Ralph Abraham, a veterinarian (Louisiana State ‘80) and physician, may join his veterinary colleagues in the upcoming 114th Congress, should the Republican win a runoff election for Louisiana’s 5th District this December. Neither Dr. Abraham nor the lead Democratic candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in November, resulting in the runoff election.

Dr. Yoho is a 1983 University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine graduate. He owned several practices and worked as a large animal veterinarian prior to being elected to Congress in 2012. Dr. Yoho serves on several House committees and subcommittees on agriculture, livestock, and foreign affairs.

Dr. Schrader earned his DVM degree in 1977 from the University of Illinois and spent more than three decades as a farmer and veterinarian before winning a seat in Congress in 2008. He is a member of House committees and subcommittees on agriculture, small business, and research.