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Bright lost his re-election bid in 2010.

Rep. Bobby Bright (D-Ala.)

  • District: 2nd District, Southeast -- part of Montgomery, Dothan
  • Residence: Montgomery
  • Born: July 21, 1952; Midland City, Ala.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Wife, Lynn Clardy Bright; three children
  • Education: Enterprise State Junior College, attended 1970-72; Auburn U., B.A. 1975 (political science); Troy State U., M.S. 1977 (criminal justice); Faulkner U., J.D. 1982
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Mayor of Montgomery, 1999-2009; U.S. House, 2009-11
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (1st term); Defeated Jay Love, R, to succeed Terry Everett, R, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Conservation, Credit, Energy & Research; Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops & Foreign Agriculture); Armed Services (Air & Land Forces; Readiness; Terrorism, Unconventional Threats & Capabilities); Small Business (Regulations & Healthcare; Rural Development, Entrepreneurship & Trade)
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State Information: 2nd District, Southeast -- part of Montgomery, Dothan

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Martha Roby (R) 111,645 51%
Bobby Bright (D) 106,865 48.8%
2008 general Bobby Bright (D) 144,368 50.2%
Jay Love (R) 142,578 49.6%
2006 general Terry Everett (R) 124,302 69.5%
Charles James (D) 54,450 30.4%
2004 general Terry Everett (R) 177,086 71.4%
Charles James (D) 70,562 28.5%
2002 general Terry Everett (R) 129,233 68.8%
Charles Woods (D) 55,495 29.5%
Floyd Shackelford (LIBERT) 2,948 1.6%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 37% John McCain: 63%
2004 John Kerry: 33% George W. Bush: 66%
2000 Al Gore: 38% George W. Bush: 61%

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