|Address||991C Lomas Santa Fe |
Solana Beach, California 92075, United States
|| January 28, 1951
Nov 03, 2017 12:33am
Married - Catholic -
|Info||Brian Phillip Bilbray |
Brian Bilbray was elected in the 1994 GOP tidal wave, beating incumbent freshman Democrat Lynn Shenk. He ran as a local official frustrated with the federal government and one who will take practical (if sometimes dramatic) steps to solve problems: As mayor of Imperial Beach, he hopped on a surfboard to help douse a pier fire, and when a stream from Mexico threatened beaches with raw sewage contamination, he used a bulldozer to block its course.
With San Diego only a few miles from the Mexican border, Bilbray has supported anti-immigration measures and pushed for the federal government to shoulder the costs California incurs because of illegal immigration. In Congress, he has sponsored legislation to deny citizenship to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants and worked to get 1,400 new border patrol agents and funding for hospitals who treat illegal immigrants.
Re-election races for Bilbray have tightened with him winning with 53 percent in 1996 and 49 percent in 1998.
Born in Coronado in 1951 to a Navy family, Bilbray graduated from Southwestern Community College in 1972, and then opened a tax preparation business. He served on the Imperial Beach City Council from 1976 to 1978, as mayor from 1978 to 1985, and on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors from 1985 to 1995. He and his wife Karen live in Imperial Beach and have five children.
BILBRAY, Brian P., (cousin of James Hubert Bilbray), a Representative from California; born in Coronado, Calif., January 28, 1951; graduated Mar Vista High School; attended South Western College; tax consultant; city council; Imperial Beach, Calif., 1976-1978; mayor, Imperial Beach, Calif., 1978-1985; San Diego County Board of Supervisors, 1985-1995; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 2001); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Seventh Congress; elected as a Republican, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Randall (Duke) Cunningham and reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (June 6, 2006-present).
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