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Lee says he will support policies that increase incentives for businesses to take risks, be entrepreneurial and in the long-run create jobs. He believes that the best way for the country to recover economically is to allow business to create jobs without interference from the government. 
Lee says he will the lower the tax burden on small businesses and simplify the tax code. He also says he will bring accountability to government spending and focus on spending money on programs that are effective. 
To create a better U.S energy policy, Lee says he would support exploration of American energy resources, promotion of clean and reliable energy sources, encouraging conservation, and increasing investment in research funding for alternative energy. 
Lee supports a market-based approach to healthcare that would give affordable healthcare to all, not a universal healthcare system. He would also support malpractice lawsuit reform and increasing healthcare IT development to bring down the costs of healthcare. 
Lee believes that the people have a right to know how Congress is spending their money, and he says he will support efforts to make government more transparent and fair. Lee says this will ensure real earmark reform.
Lee was born April 1, 1964 in Tonawanda, N.Y. He holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester and an M.B.A. from Chapman University. In 2003, he became President of the Automation Group, a division of International Motion Control of Enidine Corporation. Lee and his wife, Michele, have a son.
Lee was the Republican nominee to replace retiring incumbent Rep. Thomas Reynolds (R-N.Y.) in the 2008 congressional elections. He defeated Democratic nominee Alice Kryzan in the November 2008 general election.
Money in politics
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|Links to more campaign contribution information for Christopher Lee
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
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- J Revolving door profile for Christopher Lee from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Christopher Lee from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Christopher Lee from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and affiliations
- House Committee on Financial Services
More background data
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Campaign Contact Information
Chris Lee for Congress
150 Essjay Road, Sutie 210
Williamsville, NY 14221
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:New York and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ Chris Lee for Congress-Jobs
- ↑ Chris Lee for Congress-Taxes
- ↑ Chris Lee for Congress- Energy
- ↑ Chris Lee for Congress-Healthcare
- ↑ Chris Lee for Congress-Accountability
- ↑ [http://www.chrisleeforcongress.com/Biography.asp Chris Lee for Congress[
- ↑ "New York 2008 General Election", TheGreenPapers.com, November 4, 2008
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Date of Birth: April 1, 1964
November 4, 2008