Sue Wilkins Myrick

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Sue Wilkins Myrick currently serves the 9th Congressional district of North Carolina

Sue Wilkins Myrick is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing North Carolina's's 9th Congressional district (map) since 1995. She was appointed as a Deputy Majority Whip in 2003.

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Myrick voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Myrick is the former President and CEO of Myrick Advertising and Public Relations and Myrick Enterprises. Before Congress, she served on the Charlotte City Council and was mayor of the City of Charlotte from 1987-1991.

Congressional career

In 1994 Myrick was elected to the House succeeding five-term incumbent Alex McMillan. The 9th district hasn't elected a Democrat to Congress since 1953, but the 1990s round of redistricting which created the black-majority 12th cut out a large portion of Charlotte from the 9th and added portions of heavily Republican Gaston County in its place.

Myrick is one of the most conservative members of the House. She chaired the Republican Study Committee in the 108th Congress. The RSC is "a group of House Republicans that are organized for the purpose of advancing a conservative economic and social agenda for America."[1]

On February 22, 2006, Myrick became one of the leading Republican opponents to the sale of port operations at six major American ports along the East Coast to Dubai Ports World, a state-owned company from the United Arab Emirates. In a letter to President Bush, Myrick wrote: "In regards to selling American ports to the United Arab Emirates, not just NO-but HELL NO!" 1

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Bill Glass to face Myrick in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Myrick retained her seat.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Sue Wilkins Myrick
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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
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Committees and Affiliations


Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Commerce Trade and Consumer Protection
    • Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials
    • Subcommittee on Health
  • House Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • House Cancer Caucus
  • Speaker's Task Force for a Drug-Free America
  • Working Group on Iraq


DC Office:
230 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-1976
Fax: 202-225-3389
Web Email

District Office - Charlotte:
6525 Morrison Boulevard, Suite 402
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-362-1060
Fax: 704-367-0852

District Office - Gastonia:
197 West Main Avenue
Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: 704-861-1976
Fax: 704-864-2445

Articles and Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Sue Wilkins Myrick. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
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House Cancer Caucus
Committees: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Commerce Trade and Consumer Protection, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Health,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 8, 1994
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1995
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Mayor of Charlotte, Charlotte City Council,
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District Offices:
1. 6525 Morrison Boulevard, Suite 402, Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 704-362-1060 / Fax: 704-367-0852
2. 197 West Main Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: 704-861-1976 / Fax: 704-864-2445

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Date of Birth: August 1, 1941

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