Bill Cassidy

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Bill Cassidy
Bill Cassidy.jpg
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 6
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 5
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
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University
M.D.Louisiana State University
BirthdaySeptember 28, 1957
Place of birthHighland Park, Illinois
ReligionEvangelical Christian
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]


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]


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


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


Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Bill Cassidy voted with the Republican Party 92.6% of the time, which ranked 118 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[4]



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.


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


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]

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

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