Bill Posey

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Bill Posey ()
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Bill Posey has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 15th district of the State of Florida, since 2009.

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During the 2008 campaign, Bill Posey expresses his positions on the following issues:

Healthcare

Posey supports moving away from employer based health coverage in order to open up competition in the insurance industry. He does not support health coverage mandates.[1]

Taxes

Posey supports making the Bush tax cuts permanent. He will never support a tax increase. [2]

Energy

Posey supports immediately opening ANWR and the coasts for oil exploration as well as the development of new refineries, expansion of nuclear power plants, diversification of alternate energy sources and incentives for conservation. He is particularly interested in advancing solar energy technologies and improving battery technology. [2]

Abortion

Posey is opposed to abortion except in the cases of rape or incest or if the life of the mother is at stake.[1]

Iraq

Posey does not support setting a certain date for withdrawal. [1]

Education

Posey supports increasing educational standards for the public schools. He believes that the No Child Left Behind legislation was passed for this purpose and that all states should be held to the same standards.[2]

Immigration

Posey supports building the fence that Congress authorized along the Mexican border.[2] He believes we must immediately deport all illegal immigrants that have committed crimes. He is opposed to amnesty programs and supports legislation to make English the official language. [1]

Bio

Bill Posey was born in 1947 and has lived in Florida since 1956. Posey was elected to the Rockledge City Council in 1976, the Florida House of Representatives in 1992, and the Florida Senate in 2000. He has written a book, Activity Based Total Accountability, on government accountability.[3]

2008 elections

Bill Posey won the Republican nomination to replace Rep. Dave Weldon (R-Fla.), who was retiring, in the 2008 congressional elections. Posey received 77% of the votes in the Republican primary against two opponents. He went on to defeat Democratic nominee Steve Blythe in the November 4, 2008, general election.[4]

Money in Politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Harris Corp$ 32,000
International Speedway$ 12,900
Northrop Grumman$ 12,850
National Assn of Realtors$ 10,500
JW Childs Assoc$ 10,400
Porter & Korvick$ 10,400
Tensor Engineering$ 10,400
American Academy of Dermatology Assn$ 10,000
American Bankers Assn$ 10,000
American Crystal Sugar$ 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 Bill Posey
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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Contact

DC office
  • 120 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3671 Fax: 202-225-3516
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District offices
  • 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Building C, Melbourne, FL 32940
    Ph: (321) 632-1776 Fax: (none entered)
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Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 National Voter Guide FL Congressional 15
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 TCPalm Ask the Candidates: Bill Posey
  3. "About Bill", Bill Posey for Congress. Accessed March 27, 2009.
  4. “Florida 2008 General Election", The Green Papers, November 5, 2008

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