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NONE Of The New GOP Congress Members Has Served In The Military...

NONE Of The New GOP Congress Members Has Served In The Military...
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Below are the bios of the GOP's freshman congressional class. Note that not one new GOP congress member has served in the military.

Rep.-Elect Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)22nd District

Born: January 26, 1965Religion: BaptistFamily: Wife, Judy McCarthy; two childrenEducation: Bakersfield College, attended 1984-85; California State U., Bakersfield, B.S. 1989, M.B.A. 1994Military Service: NoneCareer: Congressional district aide; deli owner

----Rep.-Elect Doug Lamborn (R-CO)5th District

Born: May 24, 1954Religion: ChristianFamily: Wife, Jeanie Lamborn; five childrenEducation: U. of Kansas, B.S. 1978 (journalism), J.D. 1985Military Service: NoneCareer: Lawyer

----Rep.-Elect Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.)9th District

Born: February 8, 1963Religion: Greek OrthodoxFamily: Wife, Eva Bilirakis; four childrenEducation: St. Petersburg Junior College, attended 1981-83; U. of Florida, B.A. 1986; Stetson U., J.D. 1989Military Service: NoneCareer: Lawyer; college instructor

----Rep.-Elect Bill Sali (R-ID)1st District

Born: February 17, 1954Religion: EvangelicalFamily: Wife, Terry Sali; six childrenEducation: Boise State U., B.B.A. 1981; U. of Idaho, J.D. 1984Military Service: NoneCareer: Lawyer; musician; heavy equipment warehouse clerk

----Rep.-Elect Peter Roskam (R-IL)6th District

Born: September 13, 1961Religion: AnglicanFamily: Wife, Elizabeth Roskam; four childrenEducation: U. of Illinois, B.A. 1983 (political science); Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D. 1989Military Service: NoneCareer: Lawyer; education scholarship nonprofit executive director; congressional aide; teacher

----Rep.-Elect Tim Walberg (R-MI)7th District

Residence: TiptonBorn: April 12, 1951Religion: ProtestantFamily: Wife, Sue Walberg; three childrenEducation: Western Illinois U., attended 1969-70; Fort Wayne Bible College, B.S. 1975; Wheaton College (Ill.), M.A. 1978Military Service: NoneCareer: Religious school fundraiser; education think tank president; minister

----Rep.-Elect Michele Bachmann (R-MN)6th District

Born: April 6, 1956Religion: Evangelical LutheranFamily: Husband, Marcus Bachmann; five childrenEducation: Winona State U., B.A. 1978 (political science & English); Oral Roberts U., J.D. 1986; College of William and Mary, LL.M. 1988 (tax law)Military Service: NoneCareer: Homemaker; U.S. Treasury Department lawyer

----Rep.-Elect Adrian Smith (R-NE)3rd District

Born: December 19, 1970Religion: ChristianFamily: SingleEducation: Liberty U., attended 1989-90; U. of Nebraska, B.S. 1993Military Service: NoneCareer: Storage company owner; realtor; education workshop coordinator; substitute teacher

----Rep.-Elect Dean Heller (R-NV)2nd District

Born: May 10, 1960Religion: MormonFamily: Wife, Lynne Heller; four childrenEducation: U. of Southern California, B.S. 1985Military Service: NoneCareer: Commercial banker; chief deputy state treasurer; stockbroker

----Rep.-Elect Jim Jordan (R-OH)4th District

Born: February 17, 1964Religion: Christian non-denominationalFamily: Wife, Polly Jordan; four childrenEducation: U. of Wisconsin, B.S. 1986; Ohio State U., M.A. 1991; Capital U., J.D. 2001Military Service: NoneCareer: College wrestling coach

----Rep.-Elect Mary Fallin (R-OK)5th District

Born: December 9, 1954Religion: Christian non-denominationalFamily: Divorced; two childrenEducation: Oklahoma Baptist U., attended 1973-75; Oklahoma State U., B.S. 1977; U. of Central Oklahoma, attended 1979-81Military Service: NoneCareer: Real estate broker; hotel properties manager; state tourism agency official

----Rep.-Elect David Davis (R--TN)1st District

Born: November 6, 1959Religion: BaptistFamily: Wife, Joyce Davis; two childrenEducation: California College for Health Sciences, A.S. 1983, Milligan College, B.S. 1991Military Service: NoneCareer: Oxygen therapy clinic owner; medical equipment company owner; respiratory therapist

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