|Michael C. Burgess|
|U.S. House, Texas, District 26|
|January 3, 2003-present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||11|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 5, 2002|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||North Texas State University|
|Master's||North Texas State University; University of Texas, Dallas|
|M.D.||University of Texas Medical School, Houston|
|Birthday||December 23, 1950|
|Place of birth||Rochester, MN|
After earning his bachelor's degree and M.D., Burgess practiced medicine for over 20 years before pursuing his political career.
- 2003-present: U.S. House of Representatives
Burgess is a member of the following House committees:
- House Energy and Commerce Committee
- Subcommittee on Health Chair
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
- Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Percentage vote with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Burgess has voted with the Republican Party 90.0% of the time, which ranked 190 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.
Burgess is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 26th District. He ran unopposed in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary. He is running against David Sanchez (D) and Mark Boler (L) in the November 6, 2012, general election.
On November 2, 2010, Burgess won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Neil L. Durrance (D) and Mark Boler (L).
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.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, 26th District, 2010 - Michael Burgess Campaign Contributions|
|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|
|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|
|Oil & Gas||$58,100|
Burgess and his wife, Laura, have three children and one grandchild.
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- Gov Track "Burgess" Accessed May 23, 2012
- Official House website "About," Accessed November 1, 2011
- Official House website "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 1, 2011
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
- The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 22, 2011
- Republican candidate list
- Unofficial Republican primary results
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Open Secrets "Michael Burgess 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 1, 2011
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