Gus Michael Bilirakis

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Gus Michael Bilirakis ()
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Committees: House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Gus Bilirakis, a Republican, has represented the Ninth Congressional District of Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2007.


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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Bilirakis was born on February 8, 1963 in Gainesville, Florida. [1] He is the second-generation son of Greek immigrants. He attended Tampa Bay area public schools and continued to work in his grandfather's bakery while growing up.

Bilirakis graduated from Tarpon Springs High School and St. Petersburg Junior College. He then attended the University of Florida, where he graduated in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in political science. He received his law degree from the Stetson University College of Law in 1989.

Bilirakis has a Tampa Bay area law practice, the Bilirakis Law Group, specializing in probate and estate planning, which he took over from his father. He has helped run his father's campaigns for the past 23 years.

Bilirakis was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1998 when he won the District 48 seat held for 10 years by Representative Sandy Safley, R-Clearwater, who decided not to run again. This district covers most of north Pinellas County and part of Pasco County.

2006 congressional elections

In 2006, Bilirakis sought the congressional seat left vacant by his father, Rep. Mike Bilirakis (R-Fla.). He won the Republican primary on September 5, 2006, with 82% of the vote. In the general election, he faced Democrat Phyllis Busansky.

Bilirakis' declined to debate Busansky in a televised dabate sponsored by the Hillsborough County League of Women Voters in early October. [2]

Bilirakis defeated Busanky 56% to 44%. [3].

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$ 12,000
Society of Interventional Radiology$ 12,000
Honeywell International$ 10,500
American Kidney Stone Management$ 10,000
American Medical Assn$ 10,000
American Society of Anesthesiologists$ 10,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn$ 10,000
Credit Union National Assn$ 10,000
Exxon Mobil$ 10,000
Marathon Petroleum$ 10,000
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 Gus Michael Bilirakis
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
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Committees and Affiliations

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DC office
  • 1124 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-5755 Fax: 202-225-4085
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District offices
  • 10941 N. 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617
    Ph: 813-985-8541 Fax: (none entered)
  • 35111 U.S. Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor Professional Center, Suite 301,Palm Harbor, FL 34684
    Ph: 727-773-2871 Fax: (none entered)
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