Steve Southerland serves as Senior Vice President of Capitol Hill Consulting Group. A lifelong resident of Panama City, Florida, Southerland earned a degree in business management from Alabama’s Troy State University and an additional degree in mortuary science from Jefferson State Junior College. After college in 1987, he joined his family’s three generation business, Southerland Family Funeral Homes, where he still serves as an officer and stockholder.
Southerland was first elected to Congress in 2010 to represent Florida’s Second Congressional District and was its first elected Republican since Reconstruction. While in office from 2010-2014, he served on the Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Transportation and Infrastructure committees. Southerland was chosen by the class of 2010 to be its representative at the Republican Leadership Table for the 113th Congress and he also served as a Republican conferee for reauthorization of both the Transportation and Farm bills.
Southerland and his wife, Susan, have four daughters, Samantha, Stephanie, Allison, and Abby.