Dr. Dave Weldon |


 

Welcome to the website of former U.S. Congressman, Dr. Dave Weldon…

 

Dr. Weldon was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November of 1994 and was re-elected 6 times, serving the people of East Central Florida for a total of 14 years until his retirement from the Congress in 2008. Since leaving Congress, Dr. Weldon resumed practicing Internal Medicine part time and has worked as a consultant to a diverse group of clients in healthcare, education and other sectors.

 

He has also served on a variety of boards.  He is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Israel Allies Foundation and a trustee for the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT).  He formerly was on the faculty at FIT, teaching physiology and pathophysiology in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

 

Dr. Dave Weldon was born and raised on Long Island, New York, the son of Anna Weldon, a foreign language teacher, and David Weldon, Sr., a WWII Army combat veteran.  Dr. Weldon obtained his baccalaureate degree in biochemistry from SUNY Stony Brook and his MD degree from the accelerated 3-year medical program at University of Buffalo, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine in San Francisco, and after six years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he reached the rank of major.

 

Dr. Weldon subsequently went into private practice from 1987-1994 with Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates (MIMA) and began to get involved in politics.  In November 1994, he ran for office and was elected to the U.S. House, representing the counties of Brevard, Indian River, Osceola, and portions of Polk.

 

While in Congress, Dr. Weldon had diverse committee assignments, to include those with jurisdiction over health (Health and Human Services, Appropriations Committee), education (Education and Labor), NASA and our military space programs (Science Committee).  He was very active in supporting the Space Shuttle Program and the construction of the International Space Station and the passage of the Commercial Space Act.

 

Dr. Weldon also led in the funding of autism research, the construction of the East Central Florida VA Clinic, and the acquisition of land for expanding the Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge which protects endangered sea turtles.  In addition, Dr. Weldon served on the board of the Space Foundation, The Astronaut Memorial Foundation, and the Alaska Aerospace Corporation and was the bass guitarist in a bi-partisan congressional rock band (The Second Amendments) that played for charity events in Washington, D.C. and also the troops abroad in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

He has been married 41 years to his wife, Nancy and has two grown children.  In his off-time, he enjoys skiing, cycling and jogging, and relaxes playing golf and the acoustic guitar.

 

Dr Weldon can be reached via his medical office 730 Malabar Road, Malabar, Florida 32950. Phone number (321) 312-3465

 

Dr. Weldon with the Congressional band The Second Amendments performing at the annual White House summer picnic

Dr. Weldon with the Congressional band
The Second Amendments
performing at the annual
White House summer picnic