Brian Bilbray

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Brian Bilbray
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U.S. House, California, District 50
Incumbent
In office
1995-2001, 2006-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position (current service)8
Years in position (previous service)6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedJune 6, 2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Supervisor, San Diego County
1984-1994
Mayor, City of Imperial Beach
1978-1984
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 28, 1951
Place of birthCoronado, California
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Brian Bilbray (b. January 28, 1951) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing California's 50th congressional district. Bilbray was first elected to the House in 2006.

Bilbray is running for re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 52nd District as a Republican. He was displaced from his current district, the 50th by redistricting.[1] There are five other candidates running in the June 5, 2012 open primary election.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Bilbray is a "rank-and-file Republican".[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Bilbray's academic, professional and political career:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Bilbray currently serves on the following committees:[4]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

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, Brian Bilbray has voted with the Republican Party 90.2% of the time, which ranked 185 among the 242 House Republican members as of 2011.[5]

Presidential preference

2012

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

Brian Bilbray endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Elections

2012

See also: California's 52nd congressional district elections, 2012

Bilbray is running for re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 52nd District as a Republican. He was displaced from his current district, the 50th by redistricting. He is running against Scott Peters (D), Lori Saldana (D), Shirley Decourt-Park (D), Gene Hamilton Carswell (R), Wayne Iverson (R), John Stahl (R), John Subka (R), Jack Doyle (Independent), and Ehab Shehata (Independent) in the June 5, 2012, open primary.[7]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Bilbray won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Francine Busby (D), Lars Grossmith (Libertarian), and Miriam Clark (Peace and Freedom) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, California District 50 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Bilbray Incumbent 56.7% 142,247
     Democratic Francine Busby 39% 97,818
     Libertarian Lars Grossmith 2.2% 5,546
     Peace and Freedom Miriam Clark 2.2% 5,470
Total Votes 251,081

Campaign donors

2010

Bilbray won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Bilbray's campaign committee raised a total of $1,207,757 and spent $1,104,328.[9]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, California District 50, 2010 - Brian Bilbray Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,207,757
Total Spent $1,104,328
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $610,606
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $577,139
Top contributors to Brian Bilbray's campaign committee
Millennium Laboratories$23,600
General Atomics$10,500
AT&T Inc$10,000
Every Republican is Crucial PAC$10,000
Freedom Project$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$124,700
Real Estate$100,885
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$62,675
Leadership PACs$54,000
Misc Finance$38,850

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Personal

Bilbray and his wife, Karen, have five children.

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Duke Cunningham
U.S. House of Representatives - California, District 50
2006-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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U.S. House of Representatives - California, District 50
1995-2001
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Supervisor, San Diego County
1984-1994
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Mayor, City of Imperial Beach
1978-1984
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