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Rep. Brian P. Bilbray (R-Calif.)

District: 50th District
Political Highlights: Imperial Beach City Council, 1976-78; mayor of Imperial Beach, 1978-85; San Diego County Board of Supervisors, 1985-95; U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2001; defeated for re-election to U.S. House, 2000
Born: Jan. 28, 1951; Coronado, Calif.
Residence: San Diego
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Karen Bilbray; six children (one deceased)
Education: Southwestern College (Calif.), attended 1970-74
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (6th full term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology; Energy & Power; Oversight & Investigations)

Election History
2012generalScott Peters (D) 151,45151.2
Brian Bilbray (R) 144,45948.8
2010generalBrian Bilbray (R) 142,24756.7
Francine Busby (D) 97,81839.0
Lars Grossmith (LIBERT) 5,5462.2
Miriam Clark (PFP) 5,4702.2
2008generalBrian Bilbray (R) 157,50250.2
Nick Leibham (D) 141,63545.2
Wayne Dunlap (LIBERT) 14,3654.6
2006generalBrian Bilbray (R) 118,01853.1
Francine Busby (D) 96,61243.5
Paul King (LIBERT) 4,1191.9
Miriam Clark (PFP) 3,3531.5
2006specialBrian Bilbray (R) 78,34149.6
Francine Busby (D) 71,14645.0
William Griffith (I) 6,0273.8
Paul King (LIBERT) 2,5191.6
2000generalSusan Davis (D) 113,40049.6
Brian Bilbray (R) 105,51546.2
Doris Ball (LIBERT) 6,5262.9
Tahir Bhatti (NL) 3,0481.3
1998generalBrian Bilbray (R) 90,51648.8
Christine Kehoe (D) 86,40046.6
Ernie Lippe (LIBERT) 3,3271.8
Julia Simon (NL) 2,8291.5
Janice Jordan (PFP) 2,4471.3
1996generalBrian Bilbray (R) 108,80652.6
Peter Navarro (D) 86,65741.9
Ernie Lippe (LIBERT) 4,2182.0
Kevin Hambsch (REF) 3,7731.8
Peter Sterling (NL) 3,3141.6
1994generalBrian Bilbray (R) 90,28348.5
Lynn Schenk (D) 85,59746.0
Chris Hoogenboom (LIBERT) 5,2882.8
Renate Kline (PFP) 4,9482.7
Perry Thompson () 20.0
Roll Call Vitals


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