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|U.S. House, Virginia, District 7|
|November 12, 2014-present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Eric Cantor (R)|
|Base salary||$174,000/ year|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Date of birth||July 1964|
|Place of birth||Detroit, Michigan|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Key votes
- 5 Issues
- 6 Elections
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Brat earned his bachelor's in business from Hope College. He also attended Princeton Seminary. He worked as a volunteer in Walter Stosch's office from 2005 to 2012. He has served on the Governor’s Board of Economists since he was appointed in 2006.
Brat is an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Stewart's academic, professional and political career::
- 2014-Present: U.S. Representative from Virginia's 7th Congressional District
- 1996: Professor, Randolph-Macon College
- 1995: Graduated from American University with a Ph.D.
- 1990: Graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary with a M.Div.
- 1986: Graduated from Hope College with a B.A.
Brat serves on the following committees:
Speaker of the House
On January 5, 2015, Brat announced that he would not vote for John Boehner to continue as Speaker of the House. He said, “While I like Speaker Boehner personally, he will not have my support for speaker." Brat voted for Rep. Jeff Duncan from South Carolina.
Brat commented on why he ran for Eric Cantor's former seat in 2014. Brat said, "I want to be Eric Cantor’s term limit." He also discussed Cantor's leadership style saying, "He had two CRs at the end, one in favor of the shutdown and one opposed to the shutdown at the same time. And that’s fairly symbolic of unprincipled leadership. I mean, that’s not a leadership position, where you’re on Side A and Side B at the same time and you’ve got your finger up in the air, checking which way the wind is blowing."
Brat won election to the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 7th District on November 4, 2014. He defeated incumbent Eric Cantor, who was the second-highest ranking Republican in the House at the time, in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014. Stuart Rothenberg, who publishes the Rothenberg Political Report, commented on Brat's primary victory, saying, "This is the political version of the San Francisco earthquake. It came out of nowhere."
|U.S. House, Virginia District 7 General Election, 2014|
|Source: Virginia Department of Elections|
|U.S. House, Virginia District 7 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Eric Cantor Incumbent||44.5%||28,898|
|Source: Results via Associated Press|
Brat also ran in Virginia's 7th Congressional District special election, which will fill the two-month vacancy left by the resignation of Cantor. Brat also won the special election. He will join Congress on November 12, 2014.
|U.S. House, Virginia District 7 Special Election, 2014|
|Source: Virginia Department of Elections|
|David Brat (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$0.00||$89,610.53||$(47,192.85)||$42,417.68|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2014||$86,179.32||$401,705.05||$(269,011.32)||$218,873.05|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2014||$218,873.05||$551,879.57||$(342,383.10)||$428,369.52|
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- United States House of Representatives
- Virginia's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014
- Virginia's 7th Congressional District special election, 2014
- Virginia's 7th Congressional District
- Facebook, "David Brat for Congress," August 13, 2014
- Richmond Times-Dispatch, "Cantor to resign from Congress Aug. 18," accessed August 1, 2014
- Roanoke.com, "Dave Brat defeats Jack Trammell to win 7th District seat," accessed November 10, 2014
- Associated Press, "Virginia - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014
- National Review, "Eric Cantor’s Challenger from the Right," accessed January 7, 2014
- The Hill, "Eric Cantor gets a Tea Party challenger," accessed January 7, 2014
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "David Brat," accessed January 28, 2015
- U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed February 20, 2015
- Richmond.com, "Brat says he won't support Boehner for speaker," accessed January 9, 2014
- Washington Post, "Here are the Republicans who voted against John Boehner for speaker," accessed January 9, 2014
- La Times, "Washington reels as House's Eric Cantor loses to tea party challenger," accessed June 10, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Brat 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 29, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
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