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  Boucher, Frederick C. "Rick"
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NameFrederick C. "Rick" Boucher
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Abingdon, Virginia , United States
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Born August 01, 1946 (73 years)
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Dec 19, 2012 10:19pm
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InfoCongressman Rick Boucher is serving his eleventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Virginia's Ninth Congressional District.

Congressman Boucher is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, serving on two subcommittees - Telecommunications and the Internet; and Energy and Air Quality, of which he is the ranking member. He also sits on the House Judiciary Committee, serving on the Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property Subcommittee. Since 1985, he has served as an Assistant Whip.

He originated the House Internet Caucus in 1996 and currently serves as one of two House co-chairman of the more than 170 member group. In that position he is a leading architect of federal policy for the Internet.

His first Internet related legislation, which became law in 1993, authorized electronic commerce by permitting for the first time messages with commercial content to traverse the Internet backbone.

His proposals to promote competition in the cable and local telephone industries are at the core of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and he is currently authoring legislation which will establish fundamental federal policies for the Internet.

Congressman Boucher, a native of Abingdon, Virginia, where he currently resides, earned his bachelor's degree from Roanoke College and his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. He has practiced law on Wall Street in New York and in Virginia. Prior to his election to Congress, he served for seven years as a member of the Virginia State Senate.



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  11/02/2010 VA - District 09 Lost 46.41% (-4.81%)
  11/04/2008 VA - District 09 Won 97.07% (+94.13%)
  11/07/2006 VA - District 09 Won 67.76% (+35.59%)
  11/02/2004 VA - District 09 Won 59.31% (+20.37%)
  11/05/2002 VA District 9 Won 65.76% (+31.54%)
  11/07/2000 VA District 9 Won 69.84% (+39.70%)
  11/03/1998 VA District 9 Won 60.90% (+21.83%)
  11/05/1996 VA District 9 Won 65.00% (+34.30%)
  11/08/1994 VA District 9 Won 58.78% (+17.57%)
  11/03/1992 VA District 9 Won 63.08% (+26.17%)
  11/06/1990 VA District 9 Won 97.09% (+94.18%)
  11/08/1988 VA District 9 Won 63.40% (+26.80%)
  11/04/1986 VA District 9 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1984 VA District 9 Won 52.01% (+4.03%)
  11/02/1982 VA District 9 Won 50.40% (+0.81%)
ENDORSEMENTS
VA Governor - D Primary - Jun 09, 2009 D R. Creigh Deeds
VA Lt. Governor - D Primary - Jun 09, 2009 D Jody M. Wagner
VA US President - D Primary - Feb 12, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
VA Lt. Governor - D Primary - Jun 14, 2005 D Phillip P. Puckett
VA Lt. Governor - D Primary - Jun 12, 2001 D Tim Kaine
VA US President - D Primary - Mar 08, 1988 D Richard "Dick" Gephardt
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1984 DFL Walter F. "Fritz" Mondale
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C00178418 FRIENDS OF RICK BOUCHER $ 533726.88