Mary Bono Mack

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Mary Whitaker Bono, a Republican, represented the 45th District of California in the House of Representatives since 1998.

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Record and controversies

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American Conservative Union 65 - 3/5 not avail.
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Americans for Democratic Action 30 - 6/20 40 - 8/20
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce 89 - 17/20 not avail.


Iraq War

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Bono voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

Environmental record

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Scientology

Bono has been linked to the Church of Scientology, with which Sonny Bono was affiliated. Its large Gold Base headquarters is in her district, but she has distanced herself from the organization.

Biography

Bono was born October 24, 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio, but has lived in Southern California since 1963. She worked her way through the University of Southern California, graduating in 1984. Soon after leaving Southern California, she married singer-turned politician Sonny Bono and moved to Palm Springs.

Sonny Bono died in a skiing accident on January 5, 1998. Mary easily won the Republican nomination for the special election to succeed him, which is tantamount to election in the heavily Republican district. She took office on April 7, 1998. She won a full term in November and has been re-elected without serious opposition.

Unlike her husband, who was a loyal supporter of Newt Gingrich, Bono is one of the more moderate-to-liberal House Republicans. She chose not to attend the 2004 Republican National Convention because she felt her district and state were not in strong contention and her objection to the platform's opposition to any legal benefits for same-sex couples, as well as opposition to gays in the military, anti-discrimination laws and so on. She is a member of several moderate and pro-choice Republican coalitions.

Bono sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee. Her work on the Committee "has ranged from helping pass a prescription drug benefit for seniors to protecting Medicaid funding for Disproportionate Share Hospitals in the 45th District. Bono has passed clean energy legislation through Committee, and is currently working to address copyright, piracy and intellectual property issues." [1]

She was married to Palm Springs businessman Glenn Baxley (2001 to 2005) and has a son and a daughter from her marriage to Sonny Bono: Son; Chesare Elan Bono (b. 1988), Daughter; Chianna Maria Bono, (b. 1991). Recently, Mary Bono has been romantically linked to fellow congressman Connie Mack from Florida.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated David Malcolm Roth to face Bono in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Bono retained her 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.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
THL Partners$ 16,250
Comcast Corp$ 14,500
National Amusements Inc$ 14,250
Qualcomm Inc$ 12,000
Google Inc$ 11,000
Intel Corp$ 11,000
American Health Care Assn$ 10,500
National Cable & Telecommunications Assn$ 10,500
Verizon Communications$ 10,250
American College of Radiology$ 10,000
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 Mary Bono Mack
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


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Committees and Affiliatons

Committees

Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality
    • Subcommittee on the Environment and Hazardous Materials
    • Subcommittee on Health

Coalitions and Caucuses

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Mary Bono Mack. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

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  • 707 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 9, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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