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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%
Write-in (WRI) 573 0.2%
2010 general Spencer Bachus (R) 205,288 98%
write-ins (WRI) 4,076 1.9%
2008 general Spencer Bachus (R) 280,902 97.8%
write-ins (Write-In) 6,335 2.2%
2006 general Spencer Bachus (R) 163,514 98.3%
write-ins (Write-In) 2,786 1.7%
2004 general Spencer Bachus (R) 264,819 98.8%
write-ins (Write-In) 3,224 1.2%
2002 general Spencer Bachus (R) 178,171 89.8%
J. McAllister (LIBERT) 19,639 9.9%
write-ins (Write-In) 536 0.3%
2000 general Spencer Bachus (R) 212,751 88%
Terry Reagin (LIBERT) 28,129 11.6%
write-ins (Write-In) 977 0.4%
1998 general Spencer Bachus (R) 154,761 71.8%
Donna Wesson Smalley (D) 60,657 28.1%
write-ins (Write-In) 164 0.1%
1996 general Spencer Bachus (R) 180,781 70.9%
Mary Lynn Bates (D) 69,592 27.3%
T. Franklin Harris (LIBERT) 2,293 0.9%
Diane Vogel (NL) 2,113 0.8%
write-ins (Write-In) 80 0%
1994 general Spencer Bachus (R) 155,047 79%
Larry Fortenberry (D) 41,030 20.9%
write-ins (Write-In) 145 0.1%
1992 general Spencer Bachus (R) 146,599 52.3%
Ben Erdreich (D) 126,062 45%
Carla Cloum (I) 4,521 1.6%
Mark Bodenhausen (LIBERT) 2,836 1%
write-ins (Write-In) 121 0%
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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