Former US Congressman

Thomas Rooney is an American politician who served as a U.S. representative from Florida from 2009 to 2019.  Rooney announced in February 2018 that he would retire from Congress and would not seek re-election in 2018.  

Hailing from Pennsylvania, Thomas Rooney’s family set up their home in Florida when he was 14. Congressman Rooney played football for Syracuse university and Washington & Jefferson College where he earned his BA in English Literature. Once he received his BA Thomas worked for Senator Connie Mack in Washington, DC. With his interest in politics piqued, he returned to Florida to complete a master’s in political science while also earning his JD at the university of Miami school of law.

After finishing his education Thomas Rooney joined the US army JAG Corps where he spent over four years on active duty. He completed his time holding the rank of captain.
He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.