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|Project = Congress
 
|Name = Chris Collins
 
|Name = Chris Collins
 
|Profile picture = Chris Collins.jpg
 
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|Position = U.S. House, New York, District 27
 
|Position = U.S. House, New York, District 27
|Status = Incumbent-elect
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|Status = Incumbent
|Incelect = January 3, 2013
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|Tenure= January 3, 2013-Present
 
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
 
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
 
|Assumed office = 2013
 
|Assumed office = 2013
 
|Political party = Republican
 
|Political party = Republican
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|Predecessor = [[Brian Higgins]] (D)
 
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|Base salary = $174,000
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
 
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|Last election = [[New York's 27th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|First elected = [[New York's 27th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|First elected = [[New York's 27th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|Term limits =
 
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|Next election = November 4, 2014
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|Next election = [[New York's 27th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $ = 1,327,521
 
|Prior office = Erie County executive
 
|Prior office = Erie County executive
 
|Prior office years = 2007-2011
 
|Prior office years = 2007-2011
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|Profession = Small Business Owner
 
|Profession = Small Business Owner
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|Net worth = $60,351,517
 
|Religion = Catholic
 
|Religion = Catholic
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|Office website = http://chriscollins.house.gov/
 
|Campaign website = http://collinsforcongress.com/
 
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{{tnr}}'''Chris Collins''' is a 2012 [[Republican]] and [[Conservative Party]] candidate who won election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[New York's 27th congressional district elections, 2012|the 27th Congressional District]] of [[New York]].
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{{tnr}}'''Chris Collins''' (b. May 20, 1950) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[New York's 27th congressional district]]. Collins was first elected to the House in 2012 and is currently serving his first term, having won election on [[New York's 27th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]].  
  
Collins is a former county legislator.<ref name="red"/>
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Collins is set to run for re-election in [[New York's 27th congressional district]] in the general election on [[New York's 27th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
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Prior to being elected to the [[United States House of Representatives|House]]  Collins started multiple small businesses including Bloch Industries, Easom Automation, Innate Immunitherapeutics, Mead Supply, Oxygen Generating Systems Intl., Schlyer Machine, Volland Electric and ZeptoMetrix Corporation. <ref>[http://collinsforcongress.com/about-collins/]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Collins serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Committee on Agriculture]]
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**Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
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**Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture
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*[[United States House Committee on Small Business]]
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**Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology - ''Chair''
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**Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Investigations
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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Collins won election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 27th congressional district elections, 2012|27th District]].<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled_primary ''New York Board of Elections'' "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," Accessed June 11, 2012]</ref> 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.<ref name="apny">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/new-york/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, New York"]</ref>
 
Collins won election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 27th congressional district elections, 2012|27th District]].<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled_primary ''New York Board of Elections'' "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," Accessed June 11, 2012]</ref> 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.<ref name="apny">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/new-york/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, New York"]</ref>
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|Chamber=U.S. House, New York, District 27
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|party= Republican
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|winner1 =Chris Collins
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|Inc1 = N
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|candidate2 =David Bellavia
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|candidate3 =
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|votes1 = 10886
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|votes2 = 7491
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|votes3 =
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Bellavia is an Iraq War veteran and Tea Party activist, and Collins is a former county legislator.<ref name="red"/> 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.<ref>[http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/bellavia-knocks-collins-seeking-funds-obamas-stimulus-package/32488 ''The Batavian'' "Bellavia knocks Collins for seeking funds from Obama's stimulus package," June 20, 2012]</ref> 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."<ref>[http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/05/30/in-new-york-27th-a-fierce-gop-congressional-primary-rages ''US News'' "In New York 27th, a Fierce GOP Congressional Primary Rages," May 30, 2012]</ref>
 
Bellavia is an Iraq War veteran and Tea Party activist, and Collins is a former county legislator.<ref name="red"/> 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.<ref>[http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/bellavia-knocks-collins-seeking-funds-obamas-stimulus-package/32488 ''The Batavian'' "Bellavia knocks Collins for seeking funds from Obama's stimulus package," June 20, 2012]</ref> 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."<ref>[http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/05/30/in-new-york-27th-a-fierce-gop-congressional-primary-rages ''US News'' "In New York 27th, a Fierce GOP Congressional Primary Rages," May 30, 2012]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=1327521
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===Individual breakdown===
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===2012===
 
===2012===
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[[File:Chris Collins 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Collins' campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Collins won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Collins' campaign committee raised a total of $1,327,521 and spent $1,312,830.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00001285&newmem=Y ''Open Secrets'' "Chris Collins 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013]</ref>
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|Report 1 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/086/12971415086/12971415086.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Chris Collins's July Quarterly Report," Accessed October 17, 2012]</ref>
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|winner = Y
|Date 1 =July 13, 2012
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, New York's 27th Congressional District
|Beginning Balance 1 =176178.51
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|party = Republican
|Total Contributions 1 =4749
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|total raised = $1,327,521
|Expenditures 1=115557.52
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|total spent = $1,312,830
|Cash on Hand 1 =65369.99
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|opponent raised = $4,602,796
|Report 2 =October Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/740/12954423740/12954423740.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Chris Collins's October Quarterly Report," Accessed October 17, 2012]</ref>
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|opponent spent = $4,602,796
|Date 2 =October 15, 2012
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|org1 = National Auto Dealers Assn
|Beginning Balance 2 =66696.99
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|org2 = Prosperity PAC
|Total Contributions 2 =726394.71
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|org3 = Wny Urology
|Expenditures 2=626320.26
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|org4 = American Bankers Assn
|Cash on Hand 2 =166771.44
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|org5 = Noco Energy
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|orgdonor1 = $10,000
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|orgdonor2 = $10,000
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|orgdonor3 = $10,000
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|orgdonor4 = $7,500
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|orgdonor5 = $7,500
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|ind1 = Leadership PACs
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|ind2 = Candidate Committees
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|ind3 = Real Estate
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|ind4 = Oil & Gas
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|ind5 = Health Professionals
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|inddonor1 = $96,720
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|inddonor2 = $38,000
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|inddonor3 = $31,700
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|inddonor4 = $31,000
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|inddonor5 = $26,600
 
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==Analysis==
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Collins missed 6 of 102 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 5.9% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/chris_collins/412563 ''GovTrack,'' "Chris Collins" Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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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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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
PredecessorBrian Higgins (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,327,521
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 (b. May 20, 1950) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 27th congressional district. Collins was first elected to the House in 2012 and is currently serving his first term, having won election on November 6, 2012.

Collins is set to run for re-election in New York's 27th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014. Prior to being elected to the House Collins started multiple small businesses including Bloch Industries, Easom Automation, Innate Immunitherapeutics, Mead Supply, Oxygen Generating Systems Intl., Schlyer Machine, Volland Electric and ZeptoMetrix Corporation. [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"
U.S. House, New York, District 27 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Collins 59.2% 10,886
David Bellavia 40.8% 7,491
Total Votes 18,377

Bellavia is an Iraq War veteran and Tea Party activist, and Collins is a former county legislator.[6] 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.[7] 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."[8]

According to the Buffalo News, Bellavia was the underdog and rarely recognized by Collins.[9] 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."[9]

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.[10]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Collins is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Collins raised a total of $1,327,521 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[11]

Chris Collins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 27) Won $1,327,521
Grand Total Raised $1,327,521

Individual breakdown

2012

Breakdown of the source of Collins' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Collins won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Collins' campaign committee raised a total of $1,327,521 and spent $1,312,830.[12]

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Collins missed 6 of 102 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 5.9% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[13]

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.[14]

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Preceded by
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U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 27
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