Aug. 30, 2014

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%
2010 general Sanford Bishop (D) 86,520 51.4%
Mike Keown (R) 81,673 48.6%
2008 general Sanford Bishop (D) 158,435 68.9%
Lee Ferrell (R) 71,351 31%
2006 general Sanford Bishop (D) 88,662 67.9%
Bradley Hughes (R) 41,967 32.1%
2004 general Sanford Bishop (D) 129,984 66.8%
Dave Eversman (R) 64,645 33.2%
2002 general Sanford Bishop (D) 102,925 100%
2000 general Sanford Bishop (D) 96,430 53.5%
Dylan Glenn (R) 83,870 46.5%
1998 general Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (D) 77,953 56.8%
Joe McCormick (R) 59,305 43.2%
1996 general Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (D) 88,256 54%
Darrel Ealum (R) 75,282 46%
1994 general Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (D) 65,383 66.2%
John Clayton (R) 33,429 33.8%
write-ins (Write-In) 1  
1992 general Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (D) 95,789 63.7%
Jim Dudley (R) 54,593 36.3%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 59% Mitt Romney: 41%
2008 Barack Obama: 56% John McCain: 44%