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Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.)

  • District: 27th District, Rural West
  • Residence: Clarence
  • Born: May 20, 1950; Schenectady, N.Y.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Mary Collins; three children
  • Education: North Carolina State U., B.S. 1972 (mechanical engineering); U. of Alabama, Birmingham, M.B.A. 1975
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1998; Erie County executive, 2007-11; defeated for re-election to Erie County executive, 2011; U.S. House, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Rep. Kathy Hochul, D
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture (General Farm Commodities & Risk Management; Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology & Foreign Agriculture); Science, Space & Technology (Research and Technology; Space); Small Business (Health and Technology - Chairman; Investigations, Oversight & Regulations)

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State Information: 27th District, Rural West

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Chris Collins (R, C) 161,220 50.8%
Kathy Hochul (D, WFM) 156,219 49.2%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 43% Mitt Romney: 55%
2008 Barack Obama: 45% John McCain: 55%

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