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Josiah Bonner (R)
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|Committees:||House Committee on Appropriations, House Ethics Committee|
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| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: No
Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for AL-01
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Record and controversies
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Voted for the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 
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Bonner was born November 19, 1959 in Selma, Alabama. He was educated at the University of Alabama and recieved a B.A. in journalism in 1982. Later, he served as chief of staff and press secretary to former Congressman H. L. "Sonny" Callahan prior to winning his seat in 2002. He resides in Mobile, Alabama.
Bonner writes a weekly news column, and does weekly radio and televesion shows on events and issues in Washington. Bonner is the current hose of "Congressional Report," which started in the 1970s and is the "longest-running public affairs program of its kind in the country." The "Congressional Report" airs on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. on WKRG-TV5. 
Majority Whip Roy Blunt named Bonner an Assistant Whip in the 108th Congress.
Bonner decided to run in the 2008 elections to keep his seat.
Money in politics
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.
The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Josiah Bonner. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information.
The "revolving door" refers to the passage of staffers between government and industry employment. Former staff for members of Congress often use the connections and knowledge they gained as public employees to help their new employers – often lobbying firms – influence their former employers and institutions.
Privately funded travel
The following is drawn from Josiah Bonner's travel disclosure forms. Corporations and other organizations can pay for trips by members of Congress and their staff as long as it is related to official business (though some trips have been glorified junkets). How to use this information.
The following is drawn from Josiah Bonner's personal financial disclosure forms. Close study of the data has often revealed conflicts of interest by members of Congress. How to use this information.
Committees and Affiliations
- House Agriculture Committee.
- Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research
- Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry Ranking Member
- House Committee on Science and Technology
- Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
- Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation
- House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct
- House Committee on Budget
Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)
More Background Data
District Office- Baldwin County:
1302 North McKenzie Street
Foley, AL 36535
District Office- Mobile:
1141 Montlimar Drive Suite 3010
Mobile, AL 36609
2008 Campaign Contact Information