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Bill Posey ()
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During the 2008 campaign, Bill Posey expresses his positions on the following issues:
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.
Posey supports making the Bush tax cuts permanent. He will never support a tax increase. 
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. 
Posey is opposed to abortion except in the cases of rape or incest or if the life of the mother is at stake.
Posey does not support setting a certain date for withdrawal. 
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.
Posey supports building the fence that Congress authorized along the Mexican border. 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. 
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.
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.
Money in Politics
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|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (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.
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- Revolving door profile for Bill Posey from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Bill Posey from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Bill Posey from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and affiliations
- House Committee on Financial Services
More background data
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Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Florida and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 National Voter Guide FL Congressional 15
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 TCPalm Ask the Candidates: Bill Posey
- ↑ "About Bill", Bill Posey for Congress. Accessed March 27, 2009.
- ↑ “Florida 2008 General Election", The Green Papers, November 5, 2008
- 2008 Race Tracker page on Florida's 15th Congressional District
- Official Bill Posey for United States Congress website
- Rachel Kapochunas, "Fall Hotbeds in Florida Produced Close Primaries Tuesday",CQ Politics, August 27, 2008
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Date of Birth: December 18, 1947
November 4, 2008