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  McCollum, Jr., William "Bill"
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2009-11-10  
 
NameWilliam "Bill" McCollum, Jr.
Address605 East Robinson Street, Suite 305
Orlando, Florida 32801, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born July 12, 1944 (77 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
May 24, 2016 08:11pm
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InfoA native Floridian, Bill McCollum was born on July 12, 1944, in Brooksville, Florida. He graduated from Hernando High School and earned his bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Florida. He was a member (and President in 1968) of Florida Blue Key, and is a member of the University of Florida Hall of Fame.

McCollum served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1972. In 1992, retired from the Naval Reserve as a Commander, having served 24 years as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps. He is a member of the American Legion, the Reserve Officers Association, the Naval Reserve Association and the Military Order of the World Wars.

Bill represented the people of Central Florida in the United States Congress for 20 years, retiring from the House of Representatives in 2001.

While in Congress, Bill founded the U.S. House Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, chaired it for six years, and is recognized as an expert on terrorism.

Bill also served three terms on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, two of which he served as Chairman of its Subcommittee on Human Intelligence, Analysis and Counterintelligence. In the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Governor Jeb Bush appointed McCollum to serve on the eleven member Florida Domestic Security Advisory Panel.

In addition, Bill was Vice Chairman of the House Banking Committee and served on the Judiciary Committee where he was Chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime, and a member on the Immigration Subcommittee.

While serving the U.S. House, McCollum was selected for a variety of leadership positions, including three terms as Vice Chairman of the House Republican Conference. Bill was one of 15 Members selected to serve on the House Committee to investigate the Iran Contra Affair, and served as one of the House Managers in the impeachment trial of President Clinton.

Today, former Congressman Bill McCollum is a partner with Baker & Hostetler LLP practicing in the federal policy area. He serves as President and Chairman of the Healthy Florida Foundation, chartered in 2002 to find consensus on long-term solutions to the nation's health care system. Bill is also on the Board of Directors of the James Madison Institute, Florida's most prestigious conservative think tank.

Bill has been married to Ingrid Seebohm McCollum for 32 years. They have three sons: Douglas, Justin and Andrew.

Source: McCollum for Senate [Link]


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
08/11/2010-08/16/2010 Quinnipiac University 46.00% ( 3.0) 38.00% ( 1.0) 16.00% ( 2.0)
07/22/2010-07/27/2010 Quinnipiac University 43.00% ( 7.0) 39.00% ( 11.0) 18.00% ( 4.0)
06/01/2010-06/07/2010 Quinnipiac University 50.00% ( 1.0) 28.00% ( 3.0) 22.00% ( 2.0)
04/08/2010-04/13/2010 Quinnipiac University 51.00% ( 5.0) 25.00% ( 5.0) 24.00% ( 0.0)
01/20/2010-01/24/2010 Quinnipiac University 56.00% ( 3.0) 20.00% ( 1.0) 24.00% ( 3.0)
10/12/2009-10/18/2009 Quinnipiac University 53.00% ( 1.0) 19.00% ( 1.0) 27.00% ( 1.0)
05/27/2008-06/01/2008 Quinnipiac University 52.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 07, 2010 05:00pm News McCollum weighs return to lobbying   Article Qbanito 
Jan 23, 2006 08:00am Opinion McCollum's political prospects may be on right track  Article CBlock941 
Jun 28, 2004 12:00am News Terrorism at fore in [FL US] Senate race  Article CBlock941 
Jun 28, 2004 12:00am News 2000 loss dogs Bill McCollum  Article CBlock941 
May 20, 2004 12:00am News Election 2004 [FL Senate]: McCollum backs possible increase of troops to Iraq  Article CBlock941 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.50000 Average

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  09/05/2006 FL Attorney General - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/31/2004 FL US Senate - R Primary Lost 30.92% (-13.94%)
  11/07/2000 FL US Senate Lost 46.19% (-4.85%)
  09/05/2000 FL US Senate - R Primary Won 81.13% (+62.27%)
  11/03/1998 FL District 08 Won 65.78% (+31.57%)
  11/05/1996 FL District 08 Won 67.47% (+34.95%)
  12/01/1994 US House Majority Whip Lost 12.33% (-40.09%)
  11/08/1994 FL District 08 Won 99.34% (+99.00%)
  11/03/1992 FL District 08 Won 68.55% (+37.10%)
  11/00/1992 US House Republican Conference Vice Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/01/1992 FL District 08- R Primary Won 79.52% (+59.05%)
  11/06/1990 FL District 05 Won 59.89% (+19.78%)
  11/00/1990 US House Republican Conference Vice Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1988 FL District 05 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/00/1988 US House Republican Conference Vice Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1986 FL District 05 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1984 FL District 05 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1982 FL District 05 Won 58.79% (+17.57%)
  11/04/1980 FL District 05 Won 55.76% (+11.52%)
  10/07/1980 FL District 05 - R Runoff Won 54.40% (+8.81%)
  09/09/1980 FL District 05 - R Primary Won 42.88% (+3.62%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  08/30/2016 FL US Senate - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-71.99%)
ENDORSEMENTS
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Florida Marriage Protection Amendment - Nov 04, 2008 YES Yes
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FL US President - R Primary - Jan 29, 2008 R Rudy Giuliani
FL US Senate - Nov 02, 2004 R Mel Martinez