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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Collins' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $13,308,039 to $107,394,996. That averages to $60,351,517, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001285&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Chris Collins (R-NY), 2011," accessed February 19, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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==Recent news==

Revision as of 15:51, 19 February 2013

Chris Collins
Chris Collins.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 27
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Erie County executive
2007-2011
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina State University
Master'sUniversity of Alabama (Birmingham)
Personal
BirthdayMay 20, 1950
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Net worth$60,351,517
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Chris Collins is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Collins was elected by voters from New York's 27th congressional district in 2012.

Collins is a former county legislator.[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Collins serves on the following committees:[2]

Elections

2012

See also: New York's 27th congressional district elections, 2012

Collins won election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 27th District.[3] He defeated David Bellavia in the June 26, 2012, Republican primary and then defeated incumbent Kathy Hochul (D) and Megan Lavin (I) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[4][5]

U.S. House, New York District 27 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Collins 48.9% 161,220
     Democratic Kathy Hochul Incumbent 47.4% 156,219
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 3.7% 12,329
Total Votes 329,768
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Bellavia is an Iraq War veteran and Tea Party activist, and Collins is a former county legislator.[1] Bellavia sought to win as a more conservative candidate than Collins. He pointed out that the former Erie County Executive praised incoming federal stimulus funding when he was in office.[6] Collins, however, did receive the Conservative Party endorsement. State Party Chairman Michael Long commented: "He had a proven record.... Collins would be more competitive against the congresswoman."[7]

According to the Buffalo News, Bellavia was the underdog and rarely recognized by Collins.[8] Bellavia, who wrote a book and subsequently sold the movie rights about his experiences in Iraq, said in taking on Collins he took on the "Erie County (political) machine."[8]

Both candidates were largely self-funded, with Collins self-funding $250,000 and Bellavia $45,000. Reports also show that Collins raised another $5,750, and Bellavia raised $50,000 in addition to his own contribution.[9]

Campaign donors

2012

Chris Collins Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[10]July 13, 2012$176,178.51$4,749$(115,557.52)$65,369.99
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2012$66,696.99$726,394.71$(626,320.26)$166,771.44
Running totals
$731,143.71$(741,877.78)

Analysis

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Collins' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $13,308,039 to $107,394,996. That averages to $60,351,517, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232.[12]

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Preceded by
Brian Higgins
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 27
2013-Present
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