Gerald E. Connolly

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Gerald E. Connolly currently serves the 11th Congressional District of Virginia

Gerald Connolly has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 11th district of the State of Virginia, since 2009 (map).

Positions, record and controversies


Connolly says on his campaign website that he will work to reverse the Bush economic policies, balance the budget, and curb the rising costs of healthcare, food and gasoline. [1]


Connolly supports ending the war in Iraq, and working with others to fix America's reputation in the world. [1]


Connolly supports efforts to reform the healthcare system. He support a plan that encourages preventive care and early diagnosis and makes denying coverage to those with pre-existing conditions illegal. [1]


Promoting energy conservation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are both big parts of Connolly's environmental platform. [1]


Connolly would increase federal investments in education and change No Child Left Behind to benefit students more, and direct funding to schools that really need it. [1]


Connolly was elected Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on November 4, 2003. Prior to that, he served nine years as the Providence District Supervisor. He also currently serves as Director of Community Relations for SAIC, a Fortune 500 company that specializes in scientific and technology solutions for government and commercial clients. [2]

2008 elections

Connolly won the Democratic nomination in the June 2008 primaries, and went on to face Keith Fimian (R) in the November 2008 U.S. congressional elections. The two candidates were vying to replace retiring Rep. Tom Davis (R).[3] Connolly defeated Fimian in the November 2008 general election.[4]

Money in politics

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Campaign contributions

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Committees and affiliations




Connolly for Congress
Post Office Box 563
Merrifield, VA 22116


Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Issues
  2. Gerry Connolly for Congress official website
  3. “Virginia Congressional Primary Election Results” “Washington Post”
  4. "Virginia 2008 General Election",, November 4, 2008

External resources

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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Committees: Committee on Foreign Affairs, Committee on the Budget, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
110th Congress
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Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Providence District Supervisor
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District Offices:
1. 4115 Annandale Road, Suite 103, Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: 703-256-3071 / Fax: 703-354-1284

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Date of Birth: March 30, 1950