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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.)

District: 12th District
Political Highlights: Fla. House, 1998-2006; U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-present
Born: Feb. 8, 1963; Gainesville, Fla.
Residence: Palm Harbor
Religion: Greek Orthodox
Family: Wife, Eva Bilirakis; four children
Education: St. Petersburg Junior College, attended 1981-83; U. of Florida, B.A. 1986; Stetson U., J.D. 1989
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Health); Veterans' Affairs (Health)

Election History
2014generalGus Bilirakis (R) 00.0
2012generalGus Bilirakis (R) 209,60463.5
Jonathan Snow (D) 108,77032.9
John Russell (NPA) 6,8782.1
Paul Elliott (NPA) 4,9151.5
2010generalGus Bilirakis (R) 165,43371.4
Anita de Palma (D) 66,15828.6
2008generalGus Bilirakis (R) 216,59162.2
Bill Mitchell (D) 126,34636.3
John Kalimnios (X) 3,3941.0
Richard Emmons (PTY) 2,0420.6
2006generalGus Bilirakis (R) 123,01655.9
Phyllis Busansky (D) 96,97844.1
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) is 33rd.


Florida is 2nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepGusBilirakis)

Rep. Gus Bilirakis has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.