|Michael C. Burgess|
|U.S. House, Texas, District 26|
|January 3, 2003-present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||12|
|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|
|Date of birth||December 23, 1950|
|Place of birth||Rochester, MN|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Burgess won re-election on November 6, 2012.
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
Burgess ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 26th District. He ran unopposed in the May 29, 2012, Republican primary. He ran 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).
|Michael Burgess (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 12, 2012||$129,969.70||$119,012.29||$(69,848.56)||$179,133.43|
|Pre-Primary||May 17, 2012||$179,133.43||$34,227.16||$(72,955.55)||$140,405.04|
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|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Burgess paid his congressional staff a total of $1,036,485 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Burgess' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $926,085 to $2,880,999. That averages to $1,903,542 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
Percentage vote with party
Burgess voted with the Republican Party 90.0% of the time, which ranked 190 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.
Burgess and his wife, Laura, have three children and one grandchild.
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- Gov Track "Burgess" Accessed May 23, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Texas"
- Official House website "About," Accessed November 1, 2011
- Official House website "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 1, 2011
- 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"
- Federal Election Commission "Michael Burgess's Summary Report," Accessed July 17, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Michael Burgess April Quarterly," Accessed July 17, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Michael Burgess Pre-Primary," Accessed July 17, 2012
- Open Secrets "Michael Burgess 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 1, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Michael Burgess," Accessed September 17, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Michael Burgess (R-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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