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Gerald Connolly (D)
|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)|
Positions, record and controversies
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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. 
Connolly supports ending the war in Iraq, and working with others to fix America's reputation in the world. 
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. 
Promoting energy conservation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are both big parts of Connolly's environmental platform. 
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. 
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. 
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). Connolly defeated Fimian in the November 2008 general election.
Money in politics
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|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|
- Revolving door profile for Gerald Connolly from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Gerald Connolly from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Gerald Connolly from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and affiliations
- House Committee on Budget
- House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)
|On the Web|
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Virginia and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Issues
- ↑ Gerry Connolly for Congress official website
- ↑ "Gerald E. Connolly," Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
- ↑ “Virginia Congressional Primary Election Results” “Washington Post”
- ↑ "Virginia 2008 General Election", TheGreenPapers.com, November 4, 2008
- Gerald Connolly for Congress Campaign Website
- 2008 Race Tracker page on Virginia’s 11th Congressional District
Semantic data ()
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|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: Gerald||Middle name: E.||Last name: Connolly|
|Party: D||State: VA||District:
11 District short: 11
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-1492||Fax: 202-225-3071||Website: http://connolly.house.gov||Webform email: https://forms.house.gov/connolly/contact-form.shtml|
|DC office: 424 Cannon House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: C001078||Votesmart ID: 95078||FEC ID: H8VA11062||Govtrack ID: 412272|
|CRP ID: N00029891||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: GerryConnolly|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Gerald_Connolly||YouTubeID: http://youtube.com/repconnolly||Senate class:|
|Entered manually within the Template:Politician|
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
Ranking Member On:
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Providence District Supervisor
|Other Party Membership:|
Date of Birth: March 30, 1950
November 4, 2008