Sue Myrick

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Sue Wilkins Myrick is a Republican former member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing North Carolina's's 9th Congressional district since 1995. She was appointed as a Deputy Majority Whip in 2003.


Record and controversies

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Americans for Democratic Action 10 - 2/20 10 - 2/20
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce 74 - 14/20 not avail.

Iraq War

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

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Myrick is the former President and CEO of Myrick Advertising and Public Relations and Myrick Enterprises. Before Congress, she served on the Charlotte City Council and was mayor of the City of Charlotte from 1987-1991.

Congressional career

In 1994 Myrick was elected to the House succeeding five-term incumbent Alex McMillan. The 9th district hasn't elected a Democrat to Congress since 1953, but the 1990s round of redistricting which created the black-majority 12th cut out a large portion of Charlotte from the 9th and added portions of heavily Republican Gaston County in its place.

Myrick is one of the most conservative members of the House. She chaired the Republican Study Committee in the 108th Congress. The RSC is "a group of House Republicans that are organized for the purpose of advancing a conservative economic and social agenda for America."[1]

On February 22, 2006, Myrick became one of the leading Republican opponents to the sale of port operations at six major American ports along the East Coast to Dubai Ports World, a state-owned company from the United Arab Emirates. In a letter to President Bush, Myrick wrote: "In regards to selling American ports to the United Arab Emirates, not just NO-but HELL NO!" 1

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Bill Glass to face Myrick in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Myrick 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)
FMC Corp$ 7,000
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance$ 7,000
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$ 6,000
Bank of America$ 5,250
American Bankers Assn$ 5,000
American College of Emergency Physicians$ 5,000
American College of Radiology$ 5,000
AT&T Inc$ 5,000
Every Republican is Crucial PAC$ 5,000
FedEx Corp$ 5,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' 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 Sue Myrick
from the Center for Responsive Politics' 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 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 Environment and Hazardous Materials
    • Subcommittee on Health
  • House Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • House Cancer Caucus
  • Speaker's Task Force for a Drug-Free America
  • Working Group on Iraq


DC office
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District offices
  • 6525 Morrison Boulevard, Suite 402, Charlotte, NC 28211
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  • 197 West Main Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052
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On the Web
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Articles and Resources

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