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Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.)


Biography
District: 11th District
Political Highlights: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, 1995-2003; Fairfax County Board of Supervisors chairman, 2004-09; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-present
Born: March 30, 1950; Boston, Mass.
Residence: Fairfax
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Catherine Connolly; one child
Education: Maryknoll College, B.A. 1971; Harvard U., M.P.A. 1979
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Asia & the Pacific; Middle East & North Africa); Oversight & Government Reform (Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs; Government Operations - Ranking Member)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalGerald Connolly (D) 106,78056.9
Suzanne Scholte (R) 75,79640.4
Marc Harrold (LIBERT) 3,2641.7
Joe Galdo (GREEN) 1,7390.9
2012generalGerald Connolly (D) 202,60661.0
Chris Perkins (R) 117,90235.5
Mark Gibson (I) 3,8061.1
Christopher DeCarlo (I) 3,0270.9
Joe Galdo (GREEN) 2,1950.7
Peter Marchetti (IGREEN) 1,9190.6
2010generalGerald Connolly (D) 111,72049.2
Keith Fimian (R) 110,73948.8
Christopher DeCarlo (I) 1,8460.8
David Dotson (LIBERT) 1,3820.6
David Gillis (IGREEN) 9590.4
2008generalGerald Connolly (D) 196,59854.7
Keith Fimian (R) 154,75843.0
Joseph Oddo (IGREEN) 7,2712.0
Roll Call Vitals

235th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Virginia Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R) is 13th.

6th

Virginia is 6th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

7,316

Twitter Followers (@GerryConnolly)

Rep. Gerald E. Connolly has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) 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.