Bob Goodlatte

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Bob Goodlatte
Bob Goodlatte.jpg
U.S. House, Virginia, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Chair, 6th District, Virginia Republican Committee
1983-1988
District Aide for Congressman Caldwell Butler
1977-1979
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBates College
J.D.Washington and Lee University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 22, 1952
Place of birthHolyoke, Massachusetts
ProfessionLawyer
ReligionChristian Scientist
Websites
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]

Biography

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.

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-12

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

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

Elections

2010

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]

U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia, 6th District, 2010 - Bob Goodlatte Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,006,727
Total Spent $867,838
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $11,498
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $11,282
Top contributors to Bob Goodlatte's campaign committee
American Bankers Assn$10,000
National Beer Wholesalers Assn$10,000
Comcast Corp$8,500
Ernst & Young$8,500
Farm Credit Council$8,500
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$88,450
Computers/Internet$67,819
TV/Movies/Music$56,500
Crop Production & Basic Processing$42,690
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$35,500

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Personal

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

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Olin
U.S. House of Representatives - Virginia, District 6
1993-Present
Succeeded by
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