John (John) Rutherford (R-05)

US Representative John Rutherford

John (John) Rutherford (R-05)
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Capitol: 202.225.2501
FAX: 202.225.2504
District: 904.831.5205
Room 1711 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0905
4130 Salisbury Road
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Residence:Jacksonville, FL

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairLaw Enforcement Caucus (House)
Co-ChairCongressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus
Co-ChairCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Deaf Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Lung Cancer Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Coastal Communities Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Second Chance Task Force
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Homeland Security
MemberHouse Committee on Ethics
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Planetary Science Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberNational Marine Sanctuary Caucus
FC MemberExplosive Ordnance Disposal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus


John Rutherford (FL-04) is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He sits on the House Ethics Committee and the House Appropriations Committee where he serves on three subcommittees- Homeland Security, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. John has lived in Jacksonville, Florida since 1958, and attended Florida Junior College and Florida State University where he studied Criminology. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 171st Session and the National Executive Institute. He began his career in law enforcement in 1974 as a patrolman in the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, working his way up through the JSO where he eventually served as Director. In 2003, 2007, and 2011, John was elected Sheriff of Duval County. For three terms and twelve years, John ran a 3,200 employee office, and due to his effective leadership, homicide and overall violent crime in Jacksonville dropped to a 40-year low. Using a model of intelligence-led and community-based policing, John and his team of law enforcement professionals dramatically improved neighborhoods and prevented crime throughout the community. He also made the mental health component of the criminal justice system a priority, reducing the recidivism rates of the mentally ill and facilitating their treatment. John also served as Chair of the Legislative Committee for Florida Sheriff's Association, where he advocated before the legislature for policies that strengthened constitutional rights, supported our law enforcement, and enhanced public safety across the state. John has been happily married to his wonderful wife Pat for fifty years. They enjoy their two children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. John and Pat are also devoted members of Assumption Catholic Church in Jacksonville.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Patricia   DOB: 9/2/1952
Counties Representing
Duval /City of Jacksonville