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{{tnr}}'''William "Bill" Cassidy''' (b. September 28, 1957) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Louisiana's 6th congressional district]]. Cassidy was first elected to the House in 2008.
 
{{tnr}}'''William "Bill" Cassidy''' (b. September 28, 1957) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Louisiana's 6th congressional district]]. Cassidy was first elected to the House in 2008.
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Cassidy is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/bill_cassidy/412269 ''Gov Track'' "Bill Cassidy" Accessed April 19, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Cassidy was born in 1957 in Highland Park, [[Illinois]]. He earned both his B.S. and M.D. from Louisiana State University in 1979 and 1983, respectively. Prior to his political career, Cassidy worked as a full time physician.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=c001075 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'' "Bill Cassidy" Accessed November 15, 2011]</ref>
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Cassidy was born in 1957 in Highland Park, [[Illinois]]. He earned both his B.S. and M.D. from [[Louisiana]] State University in 1979 and 1983, respectively.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=c001075 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'' "Bill Cassidy" Accessed November 15, 2011]</ref>
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==Career==
 
==Career==
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Cassidy's political career<ref name="bioguide"/>:
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Cassidy's political career<ref name="bioguide"/>:
*Louisiana State Senate, 2006-2008
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*U.S. House of Representatives, 6th Congressional District of Louisiana, 2009-Present
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*2009-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Louisiana's 6th congressional district]]
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*2006-2008: [[Louisiana State Senate]]
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Prior to his political career, Cassidy worked as a full time physician.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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:: ''See also: [[Louisiana's 6th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Louisiana's 6th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Cassidy is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012|Louisiana's]] [[Louisiana's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|6th District]]. Cassidy is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket.<ref>[http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/02/bill_cassidy_leads_louisiana_p.html ''Nola.com'' "Bill Cassidy leads Louisiana pack in chase for U.S. House campaign cash" Accessed February 18, 2012]</ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run is August 17, 2012. The primary elections will be held on November 6, 2012.
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Cassidy is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012|Louisiana's]] [[Louisiana's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|6th District]]. Cassidy is seeking re-election on the [[Republican]] ticket.<ref>[http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/02/bill_cassidy_leads_louisiana_p.html ''Nola.com'' "Bill Cassidy leads Louisiana pack in chase for U.S. House campaign cash" Accessed February 18, 2012]</ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run is August 17, 2012. The primary elections will be held on November 6, 2012.
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
On November 2, 2010, Cassidy won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Merritt E. McDonald, Sr. (D) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>  
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On November 2, 2010, Cassidy won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Merritt E. McDonald, Sr. ([[Democratic|D]]) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>  
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:Bill_Cassidy_2010_Donor_Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Cassidy's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:Bill_Cassidy_2010_Donor_Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Cassidy's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
Cassidy won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Cassidy's campaign committee raised a total of $1,584,256 and spent $738,171.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00030245&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Bill Cassidy 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
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Cassidy won re-election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Cassidy's campaign committee raised a total of $1,584,256 and spent $738,171.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00030245&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Bill Cassidy 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Cassidy and his wife, Laura, live in Baton Rouge, LA. They have three children.<ref>[http://www.billcassidy.com/bill ''Official Campaign Site'' "Meet Dr. Bill Cassidy," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
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Cassidy and his wife, Laura, live in Baton Rouge, [[Louisiana]]. They have three children.<ref>[http://www.billcassidy.com/bill ''Official Campaign Site'' "Meet Dr. Bill Cassidy," Accessed November 19, 2011]</ref>
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
*[http://cassidy.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://cassidy.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://www.billcassidy.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.billcassidy.com/ Official campaign website]
 
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*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/37235086@N06/ Official Flickr account]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/RepBillCassidy Official Youtube channel]
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 14:11, 19 April 2012

Bill Cassidy
Bill Cassidy.jpg
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana State Senate
2006-2008
Education
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University
M.D.Louisiana State University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 28, 1957
Place of birthHighland Park, Illinois
ProfessionPhysician
ReligionEvangelical Christian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
William "Bill" Cassidy (b. September 28, 1957) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Louisiana's 6th congressional district. Cassidy was first elected to the House in 2008.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Cassidy is a "rank-and-file Republican".[1]

Biography

Cassidy was born in 1957 in Highland Park, Illinois. He earned both his B.S. and M.D. from Louisiana State University in 1979 and 1983, respectively.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Cassidy's political career[2]:

Prior to his political career, Cassidy worked as a full time physician.

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Cassidy serves on the following House committees:[3]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Health
    • Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

Issues

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Bill Cassidy has voted with the Republican Party 92.6% of the time, which ranked 118 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Louisiana's 6th congressional district elections, 2012

Cassidy is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Louisiana's 6th District. Cassidy is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket.[5] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run is August 17, 2012. The primary elections will be held on November 6, 2012.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Cassidy won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Merritt E. McDonald, Sr. (D) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana's 6th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Cassidy Incumbent 65.6% 138,607
     Democratic Merritt E. McDonald, Sr. 34.4% 72,577
Total Votes 211,184

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Cassidy's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Cassidy won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Cassidy's campaign committee raised a total of $1,584,256 and spent $738,171.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana's 6th Congressional District, 2010 - Bill Cassidy Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,584,256
Total Spent $738,171
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Bill Cassidy's campaign committee
Edison Chouest Offshore$31,300
Mockler Beverage$14,500
Hise Co$14,400
Louisiana Machinery$13,809
Performance Contractors Inc$11,200
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$262,718
General Contractors$71,100
Sea Transport$66,941
Oil & Gas$51,750
Lawyers/Law Firms$51,074

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Personal

Cassidy and his wife, Laura, live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They have three children.[8]

External Links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Don Cazayoux
U.S. House of Representatives - Louisiana, District 6
2009–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Louisiana State Senate
2006-2008
Succeeded by
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