Larry Bucshon

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Larry Bucshon
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U.S. House, Indiana, District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.D.University of Illinois
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy Reserve
Years of service1989-1998
Personal
BirthdayMay 31, 1962
Place of birthTaylorville, Illinois
ProfessionHeart Surgeon
ReligionLutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Larry Bucshon campaign logo
Larry Dean Bucshon (b. May 31, 1962) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Bucshon was elected by voters from Indiana's 8th congressional district.

Biography

Bucshon was born on May 31, 1962 and raised in Kincaid, Illinois, in central Illinois.[1] Bucshon attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and, upon receiving his bachelor’s degree, attended medical school at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Following medical school Bucshon completed a residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he served as chief resident in surgery, and then remained there to complete a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery. During this time he also enlisted with the United States Navy Reserve and served for almost a decade.[1]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Bucshon serves on the following committees:[2]

Issues

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

Larry Bucshon voted with the Republican Party 96 of the time, which ranked 11 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[6]

Elections

2012

See also: Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2012

Bucshon is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Indiana's 8th District. Bucshon is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket.[7] Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of February 24, 2012. The primary elections will be held on May 8, 2012.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Buchson won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated W. Trent VanHaaften (D) and John Cunningham (Libertarian) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana's 8th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry D. Bucshon 57.5% 117,259
     Democratic W. Trent VanHaaften 37.4% 76,265
     Libertarian John Cunningham 5% 10,240
Total Votes 203,764

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Bucshon's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Bucshon won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Buchson's campaign committee raised a total of $1,043,071 and spent $1,024,952.[9]

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District 8

In 2011 redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[10] Todd C. Young, representative from Indiana's 9th congressional district ranked 10th on the list.[10] The article notes that in the redistricting process, controlled by Republicans, Young benefited from taking pockets of Republicans from Bucshon’s district next door in the 8th district and adding them into Young's 9th district, resulting in a vulnerable District 8.[10]

Personal

Bucshon and his wife Kathryn reside in Warrick County with their four children.[1]

External Links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Brad Ellsworth
U.S. House of Representatives - Indiana, District 8
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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