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Bob Goodlatte
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U.S. House, Virginia, District 6
In office
January 3, 1993-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 22
Chair, 6th District, Virginia Republican Committee
District Aide for Congressman Caldwell Butler
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBates College
J.D.Washington and Lee University
Date of birthSeptember 22, 1952
Place of birthHolyoke, Massachusetts
ReligionChristian Scientist
Office website
Campaign website
Robert William "Bob" Goodlatte (b. September 22, 1952) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Virginia. Goodlatte represents Virginia's 6th congressional district and was first elected to the House in 1992.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Goodlatte is a "moderate Republican leader".[1]


After earning his bachelor's from Bates College and his J.D. from Washington and Lee University, Goodlatte became an aide to U.S. Rep. M. Caldwell Butler (Virginia). He also went into private practice as a lawyer.


Committee assignments

U.S. House


Goodlatte is a member of the following committees:[2]

  • Judiciary Committee
    • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet Chair
    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • Agriculture Committee Vice Chair
    • Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry
    • Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry


Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Goodlatte voted with the Republican Party 91.8% of the time, which ranked 142 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[3]



On November 2, 2010, Goodlatte won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Jeffrey W. Vanke (Independent), Stuart M. Bain (Libertarian), and the write-in candidates.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Virginia, Congressional District 6, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Goodlatte Incumbent 76.3% 127,487
     Independent Jeffrey W. Vanke 13% 21,649
     Libertarian Stuart M. Bain 9.2% 15,309
     Write-in 1.6% 2,709
Total Votes 167,154

Campaign donors

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

Goodlatte won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Goodlatte's campaign committee raised a total of $1,006,727 and spent $867,838.[5]

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Goodlatte and his wife, Maryellen, have two children.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Olin
U.S. House of Representatives - Virginia, District 6
Succeeded by