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Bobby Bright

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Bobby Bright (1952-) is a member of the United States House of Representatives (Democrat) representing the 2nd Congressional District of Alabama. He was first elected to Congress in 2008, after three terms as mayor of Birmingham, Alabama.

He is the 13th of 14 children born to a rural tenant farmer. After college, he worked as a teacher, financial advisor, corrections officer, law clerk, and later practiced law in Montgomery for 16 years.

Committee assignments

Congressional caucuses


Health care

He voted against the November 2009 health bill and the final March 2010 legislation.


Fort Rucker and Maxwell Air Force Base are in his district.

Voting ratings

Organization Rating Date
American Civil Liberties Union
American Conservative Union
Americans for Democratic Action
Cato Institute
Christian Coalition
Human Rights Campaign
League of Conservation Voters
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Rifle Association
National Right to Life Committee
National Taxpayers Union
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Sources: Links to the voting ratings guides of the above organizations together with brief descriptive information on the organizations themselves, may be found at:

2008 Election

Candidate Party Vote total Percentage
Bobby Bright Democrat 144,368 50.23%
Jay Love Republican 142,578 49.61%

Source: Federal Election Results - final official tally

2010 Elections

Primary election: June1