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U.S. Representative

Gerald Connolly (D)

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VA-11
Positions
Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Budget, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for VA-11

Confirmed: Chris Perkins, Mark Gibson, Gerald Connolly
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for VA-11)
On the Web
Official website


Gerald Connolly has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 11th district of the State of Virginia, since 2009.

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Positions, record and controversies

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Economy

Connolly said on his campaign website that he will work to reverse the Bush economic policies, balance the budget, and curb the rising costs of healthcare, food and gasoline. [1]

Iraq

Connolly supports ending the war in Iraq, and working with others to fix America's reputation in the world. [1]

Healthcare

Connolly supports efforts to reform the healthcare system. He supports a plan that encourages preventive care and early diagnosis and makes denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions illegal. [1]

Environment

Promoting energy conservation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are both big parts of Connolly's environmental platform. [1]

Education

Connolly supports increasing federal investments in education and change No Child Left Behind to benefit students more, and direct funding to schools that really need it. [1]

Bio

Connolly was born March 30, 1950, in Boston. he has a B.A. from Maryknoll College and an M.P.A. from Harvard University. He was elected Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on November 4, 2003. Prior to that, he served nine years as the Providence District Supervisor. He also served as Director of Community Relations for SAIC, a Fortune 500 company that specializes in scientific and technology solutions for government and commercial clients. [2][3]

2008 elections

Connolly won the Democratic nomination in the June 2008 primaries, and went on to face Keith Fimian (R) in the November 2008 U.S. congressional elections. The two candidates were vying to replace retiring Rep. Tom Davis (R).[4] Connolly defeated Fimian in the November 2008 general election.[5]

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
ICF International$ 20,050
Cerberus Capital Management$ 16,000
Computer Sciences Corp$ 16,000
Operating Engineers Union$ 15,000
SAIC$ 13,630
Advocom Group$ 13,000
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees$ 13,000
Lockheed Martin$ 13,000
Fairfax County, VA$ 12,825
Northrop Grumman$ 12,750
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Gerald Connolly
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and affiliations

Committees

Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Affiliations

Contact

DC office
  • 424 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-1492 Fax: 202-225-3071
    Webform email
District offices
  • 4115 Annandale Road, Suite 103, Annandale, VA 22003
    Ph: 703-256-3071 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
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Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Issues
  2. Gerry Connolly for Congress official website
  3. "Gerald E. Connolly," Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
  4. “Virginia Congressional Primary Election Results” “Washington Post”
  5. "Virginia 2008 General Election", TheGreenPapers.com, November 4, 2008

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