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Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.)

  • District: 6th District, Central -- suburban Birmingham
  • Residence: Vestavia Hills
  • Born: December 28, 1947; Birmingham, Ala.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Wife, Linda Bachus; five children
  • Education: Auburn U., B.A. 1969; U. of Alabama, J.D. 1972
  • Military Service: Ala. National Guard 1969-71
  • Political Highlights: Ala. Senate, 1983; Ala. House, 1983-87; Ala. Board of Education, 1987-91; candidate for Ala. attorney general, 1990; Ala. Republican Party chairman, 1991-92; U.S. House, 1993-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1992 (11th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit); Judiciary (Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations; Over-Criminalization Task Force; Regulatory Reform, Commercial & Antitrust Law - Chairman)
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State Information: 6th District, Central -- suburban Birmingham

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Spencer Bachus (R) 219,262 71.2%
Penny Bailey (D) 88,267 28.6%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 25% Mitt Romney: 74%
2008 Barack Obama: 26% John McCain: 74%

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