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}}{{tnr}}'''William H. "Billy" Long II''' (b. August 11, 1955) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[Missouri]]. Long was elected by voters from [[Missouri's 7th congressional district]].
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{{tnr}}'''William H. "Billy" Long II''' (b. August 11, 1955) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[Missouri]]. Long was elected by voters from [[Missouri's 7th congressional district]].
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Long is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/billy_long/412445 ''Gov Track'' "Billy Long" Accessed April 19, 2012]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Long was born in Springfield, [[Missouri]]. He attended the University of Missouri from 1973-1976 but did not finish his degree, later going back to school at the Missouri Auction School. <ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=L000576 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "LONG, Billy, (1955 - )"]</ref>
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Long was born in Springfield, [[Missouri]]. He attended the University of [[Missouri]] from 1973 to 1976, but did not finish his degree, later going back to school at the [[Missouri]] Auction School. <ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=L000576 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "LONG, Billy, (1955 - )"]</ref>
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==Career==
 
==Career==
 
Long owns Billy Long Auctions, LLC, and has been voted best auctioneer in the Ozarks for seven years in a row. Billy is also a former talk radio show host on KWTO AM 560 in Springfield, with a listening area that covered 95 counties, including all of the Seventh Congressional District.<ref>[http://www.billylongforcongress.com/about_billy_long ''Billy Long, U.S. Congressman, Representing the 7th District of Missouri'' "Billy Long: Fourth-Generation Native of SW Missouri"]</ref>
 
Long owns Billy Long Auctions, LLC, and has been voted best auctioneer in the Ozarks for seven years in a row. Billy is also a former talk radio show host on KWTO AM 560 in Springfield, with a listening area that covered 95 counties, including all of the Seventh Congressional District.<ref>[http://www.billylongforcongress.com/about_billy_long ''Billy Long, U.S. Congressman, Representing the 7th District of Missouri'' "Billy Long: Fourth-Generation Native of SW Missouri"]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
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**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
 
**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
 
**Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
 
**Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Political positions===
 
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===Presidential preference===
 
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://blogs.news-leader.com/mopolitics/2012/01/12/long-to-endorse-mitt-romney-today/ ''News Leader,'' "Long to endorse Mitt Romney today," January 12, 2012]</ref>
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://blogs.news-leader.com/mopolitics/2012/01/12/long-to-endorse-mitt-romney-today/ ''News Leader,'' "Long to endorse Mitt Romney today," January 12, 2012]</ref>
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Billy + Long + Missouri + House'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Billy + Long + Missouri + House'''
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Long currently resides in Springfield with his wife, Barbara, and their two daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Long attend the First & Calvary Presbyterian Church in Springfield, where they were married over 25 years ago.<ref>[http://www.billylongforcongress.com/about_billy_long ''Billy Long, U.S. Congressman, Representing the 7th District of Missouri'' "Billy Long: Fourth-Generation Native of SW Missouri"]</ref>
 
Long currently resides in Springfield with his wife, Barbara, and their two daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Long attend the First & Calvary Presbyterian Church in Springfield, where they were married over 25 years ago.<ref>[http://www.billylongforcongress.com/about_billy_long ''Billy Long, U.S. Congressman, Representing the 7th District of Missouri'' "Billy Long: Fourth-Generation Native of SW Missouri"]</ref>
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*[http://www.billylongforcongress.com/ Billy Long for U.S. Congress] ''official campaign site''
 
*[http://www.billylongforcongress.com/ Billy Long for U.S. Congress] ''official campaign site''
 
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Revision as of 17:43, 19 April 2012

Billy Long
Billy Long.jpg
U.S. House, Missouri, District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri (incomplete)
OtherMissouri Auction School
Personal
BirthdayAugust 11, 1955
Place of birthSpringfield, Missouri
ProfessionAuctioneer, Realtor
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Billy Long campaign logo
William H. "Billy" Long II (b. August 11, 1955) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Missouri. Long was elected by voters from Missouri's 7th congressional district.

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

Biography

Long was born in Springfield, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri from 1973 to 1976, but did not finish his degree, later going back to school at the Missouri Auction School. [2]

Career

Long owns Billy Long Auctions, LLC, and has been voted best auctioneer in the Ozarks for seven years in a row. Billy is also a former talk radio show host on KWTO AM 560 in Springfield, with a listening area that covered 95 counties, including all of the Seventh Congressional District.[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Long serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Homeland Security Committee
    • Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
    • Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies
    • Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management
  • Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    • Subcommittee on Aviation
    • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
    • Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials

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, Billy Long has voted with the Republican Party 92.3% of the time, which ranked 126th among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[5]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Billy Long endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Elections

2012

Long is seeking re-election in 2012.[7]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Long was elected to the United States House. He defeated Scott Eckersley (D), Kevin Craig (Libertarian), and Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf (Write-in).[8]

United States House, Missouri General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBilly Long 63.4% 141,010
     Democratic Scott Eckersley 30.4% 67,545
     Libertarian Kevin Craig 6.2% 13,866
     Write-in Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf 0% 10
Total Votes 222,431

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Long's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Long was elected to the U.S. House in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,260,007 and spent $1,230,604.[9]
U.S. House, Missouri, 2010 - Billy Long Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,260,007
Total Spent $1,230,604
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $186,310
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $186,310
Top contributors to Billy Long's campaign committee
Med-Pay Inc$17,500
Peterbilt of Springfield$15,900
Larson Group$14,400
Pinegar Chevrolet$14,400
Springfield Grocer$14,400
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$91,200
Real Estate$80,400
Misc Finance$77,450
Automotive$69,250
Health Professionals$51,400

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Billy + Long + Missouri + House

All stories may not be relevant to this official due to the nature of the search engine.

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Personal

Long currently resides in Springfield with his wife, Barbara, and their two daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Long attend the First & Calvary Presbyterian Church in Springfield, where they were married over 25 years ago.[10]

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Roy Blunt
U.S. House of Representatives - Missouri, District 7
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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