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

Brian Bilbray 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:

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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
Succeeded by
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