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Burgess is running 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 Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 26th congressional district elections, 2012|26th District]]. He is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.
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On November 2, 2010, Burgess won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Neil L. Durrance (D) and Mark Boler (L).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
 
On November 2, 2010, Burgess won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Neil L. Durrance (D) and Mark Boler (L).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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Revision as of 17:58, 28 December 2011

Michael C. Burgess
Michael Burgess.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, 26th District
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Texas State University
Master'sNorth Texas State University; University of Texas, Dallas
M.D.University of Texas Medical School, Houston
Personal
BirthdayDecember 23, 1950
Place of birthRochester, MN
ProfessionPhysician
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Michael C. Burgess (b. December 23, 1950) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Burgess represents the 26th congressional district of Texas and was first elected to the House in 2002.

Biography

After earning his bachelor's degree and M.D., Burgess practiced medicine for over 20 years before pursuing his political career.[1]

Career

  • 2003-present: U.S. House of Representatives

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-12

Burgess is a member of the following House committees[2]:

Issues

Political positions

Percentage vote with party

November 2011

Burgess voted with the Republican Party 90.0% of the time, which ranked 190 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[3]

Presidential preference

2012

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

Michael Burgess endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 26th congressional district elections, 2012

Burgess is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 26th District. He is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Burgess won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Neil L. Durrance (D) and Mark Boler (L).[5]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 26, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael C. Burgess Incumbent 67.1% 120,984
     Democratic Neil L. Durrance 30.7% 55,385
     Libertarian Mark Boler 2.3% 4,062
Total Votes 180,431

Campaign donors

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

Burgess won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Burgess's campaign committee raised a total of $1,019,693 and spent $1,031,170.[6]

U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 26th District, 2010 - Michael Burgess Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,019,693
Total Spent $1,031,170
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $106,037
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $106,028
Top contributors to Michael Burgess's campaign committee
Energy Future Holdings Corp$11,400
Abbott Laboratories$10,000
American Academy of Dermatology Assn$10,000
American Academy of Family Physicians$10,000
American Academy of Ophthalmology$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$300,987
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$117,750
Oil & Gas$58,100
Electric Utilities$35,400
Lobbyists$34,050

Personal

Burgess and his wife, Laura, have three children and one grandchild.[1]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Dick Armey
U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, 26th District
2003-Present
Succeeded by
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