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Gus Bilirakis' Biography

Office: U.S. House (FL) - District 12, Republican

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (FL) - District 12

Contact Information

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Post Office Box 606
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Phone: 727-216-6495

38500 United States Highway 19 North
Room BB-038 of Saint Petersburg College
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

7132 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654

2227 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Gus Michael Bilirakis

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Eva; 4 Children: Michael, Teddy, Manuel, Nicholas

Birth Date:

02/08/1963

Birth Place:

Gainesville, FL

Home City:

Palm Harbor, FL

Religion:

Greek Orthodox

JD, Stetson University, 1989

BA, Political Science, University of Florida, 1986

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 12, 2013-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 12, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 9, 2007-2013

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 9, 2006, 2008, 2010

Senior Freshman Whip, Unites States House of Representatives, 2006-2008

Representative, Florida State House of Representatives, 1999-2006

Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, present

Member, Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Hellenic-Israel Alliance, present

Co-Chair, House Community College Caucus, present

Co-Chair, House Congenital Heart Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Military Veterans' Caucus, present

Former Member, Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Republican Whip Team

Former Member, Tea Party Caucus

Senior Partner, Bilirakis Law Group

Former Staff Member, Congressman Don Sundquist, United States House of Representatives

Adjunct Professor, Government, Saint Petersburg Junior College

Former Intern, National Republican Congressional Committee

Former Intern, President Ronald Reagan

Instructor, Saint Petersburg College

Professor, University of South Florida

Chair, Republican Policy Committee Veterans' Affairs Task Force, present

Member, American Hellenic Education Progressive Association

Member, Clearwater Bar Association

Board Member, Congressional Award

Member, Elks Club

Member, Freemasons

Former Board Member, Hospice of Pasco/Hernando

Former Member, Levendia Dance and Culture Troupe

Member, Moose Lodge

Member, Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Member, Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee

Member, Tampa Bay Advisory Board, Greek Studies Program, University of Florida

Member, Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce

Member, Tarpon Springs Rotary Club

Member, West Pasco Chamber of Commerce

Chair, Bob Dole Presidential Campaign, Pinellas County, 1996

Awards:

113th Congress (2013)

ACU Conservative Award, The American Conservative Union
Legislator of the Year Award, Florida VFW

112th Congress (2011-2012)

Community Spirit Award, Tampa Bay Refugee Task Force
"Epiros" Olympias Honorary Award, Society of Epirotes of Florida
Guardian of Small Business Award, National Federation of Independent Business
Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award for the State of Florida, Air Force Association
Pancyprian Association of Florida Annual Award, Pancyprian Association of Florida
Pericles Award, Order of AEHPA


11th Congress (2009-2010)

ACU Conservative Award, The American Conservative Union
Conservative Award, American Conservative Union
Distinguished Community Health Superhero Award, National Association of Community Health Centers
Guardian of Small Business Award, National Federation of Independent Business
Legislative Leadership Award, BayCare Behavioral Health
L. Mendel Rivers Award of Excellence, Air Force Sergeants Association
Man of the Year Award, United Hellenic Voters of America
Spirit of Enterprise Award, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Tax Fighter Award, National Tax Limitation Committee

110th Congress (2007-2008)

"A in English" Award, U.S. English, Inc.
"Buck" Gillispie Congressional Award, Blinded American Veterans Foundation
Champion of National Security, Center for Security Policy
Friend of the Shareholder, American Shareholders Association
Guardian of Small Business Award, National Federation of Independent Business
Guardian of Worker Freedom, Alliance for Worker Freedom
Hero of the Taxpayer, Americans for Tax Reform
Spirit of Enterprise Award, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The Livanos Award, The National Coordinated Effort of Hellenes
Thomas Jefferson Award, International Foodservice Distributors Association
Upper Tampa Bay Cup Award, Upper Tampa Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce

Father's Name:

Michael Bilirakis

Father's Occupation:

Representative, Florida's Ninth Congressional District 1983-2006.

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