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|Paul C. Broun|
|U.S. House, Georgia, District 10|
|July 25, 2007-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Athens High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Georgia (1967)|
|M.D.||Medical College of Georgia (1971)|
|Birthday||May 14, 1946|
|Place of birth||Atlanta, Georgia|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Controversies
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Broun grew up in Athens, Georgia where he attended Athens High School and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1967 with a B.S. in Chemistry. In 1971, he received his Medical Doctor degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. An internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon and a residency at University Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama followed. 
- 2007-Present: United States House of Representatives, Georgia's 10th Congressional District
- For most of his career, Dr. Broun has practiced general medicine. In 2002, he went out on his own, establishing a unique practice of full-time house calls. 
Broun serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Homeland Security
- Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency
- Committee on Natural Resources
- Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
- Subcommittee on Oversight
Broun voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.
Broun ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Georgia's 10th District. Broun is seeking re-election on the Republcian ticket. Stephen Simpson is also running as a Republican. The signature filing deadline was May 25, 2012, with the primary on July 31, 2012. He defeated Stephen Simpson in the primary and will advance to the general election on November 6, 2012.
An October 2012 article in The Daily named Broun one of the 20 worst candidates in 2012.
|U.S. House, Georgia District 10 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Paul Broun Incumbent||100%||211,065|
|Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia's 10th Congressional District, General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Paul C. Broun Incumbent||67.4%||138,062|
Broun won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Broun's campaign committee raised a total of $2,032,417 and spent $1,831,081.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia's 10th Congressional District, 2010 - Paul Broun Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$220,662|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$218,078|
|Top contributors to Paul Broun's campaign committee|
|American Assn of Orthopaedic Surgeons||$10,000|
|Every Republican is Crucial PAC||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Broun paid his congressional staff a total of $964,907 in 2011. He ranks 166th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 222nd overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Georgia ranks 24th 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, Broun's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $309,018 and $860,000. That averages to $584,509, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Broun ranked 178th in the conservative rankings.
Percentage voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Paul C. Broun has voted with the Republican Party 86 of the time, which ranked 223 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.
At the Sportsman's Banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Georgia on September 27, 2012, Broun made a number of anti-science comments that incited controversy, especially since Broun at the time was a high-ranking member of the House Science Committee.
Broun stated, "God's word is true. I've come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the big bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell." He went on to say, "You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I've found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I don't believe that the earth's but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That's what the Bible says."
In response to the criticism, a spokeswoman for Broun explained the comments, saying that they were of a personal nature and that Broun was “speaking off the record to a large church group about his personal beliefs regarding religious issues.”
Broun has been married to his wife Niki since 1985 and has two adult daughters, a son, and two grandchildren. 
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- Collected news and commentary at Politico
- Collected news and commentary at Salon
- Fact-checking at PolitiFact
- Politico "2012 House Race Results"
- Athens Banner Herald "Retired Army officer will challenge Broun" Accessed December 4, 2011
- Gov Track "Broun" Accessed May 24, 2012
- Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. "Biography:About Me" Accessed October 26, 2011
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- Georgia Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
- The Daily, "The worst candidates of 2012," October 29, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Open Secrets "Paul C. Broun 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 26, 2011
- LegiStorm "Paul Broun"
- OpenSecrets.org, "Broun, (R-Georgia), 2010"
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
- Huffington Post, "Paul Broun: Evolution, Big Bang 'Lies Straight From The Pit Of Hell'," October 6, 2012
- Huffington Post, "Paul Broun Campaign: Anti-Science Comments Were 'Off The Record,' About 'Personal Beliefs'," October 10, 2012
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