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Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (D-Ga.)

  • District: 2nd District, Southwest -- part of Columbus, most of Macon, Albany
  • Residence: Albany
  • Born: February 4, 1947; Mobile, Ala.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Wife, Vivian Creighton Bishop; one stepchild
  • Education: Morehouse College, B.A. 1968 (political science); Emory U., J.D. 1971
  • Military Service: Army 1971
  • Political Highlights: Ga. House, 1977-91; Ga. Senate, 1991-93; U.S. House, 1993-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1992 (11th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Legislative Branch; Military Construction-VA - Ranking Member)
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State Information: 2nd District, Southwest -- part of Columbus, most of Macon, Albany

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Sanford Bishop (D) 162,751 63.8%
John House (R) 92,410 36.2%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 59% Mitt Romney: 41%
2008 Barack Obama: 56% John McCain: 44%




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