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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.)

District: 8th District
Political Highlights: Rockledge City Council, 1976-86; Fla. House, 1992-00; Fla. Senate, 2000-2008; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-present
Born: Dec. 18, 1947; Washington, D.C.
Residence: Rockledge
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Katie Posey; two children
Education: Brevard Junior College, A.A. 1969
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Housing and Insurance); Science, Space & Technology (Oversight; Space)

Election History
2014generalBill Posey (R) 180,72865.8
Gabriel Rothblatt (D) 93,72434.1
Christopher Duncan (WRI) 610.0
2012generalBill Posey (R) 205,43258.9
Shannon Roberts (D) 130,87037.5
Richard Gillmor (NPA) 12,6073.6
2010generalBill Posey (R) 157,07964.7
Shannon Roberts (D) 85,59535.3
2008generalBill Posey (R) 192,15153.1
Stephen Blythe (D) 151,95142.0
Frank Zilaitis (X) 14,2743.9
Trevor Lowing (X) 3,4951.0
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 (@congbillposey)

Rep. Bill Posey 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.