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Jeff Bingaman

AKA Jesse Francis Bingaman, Jr.

Born: 3-Oct-1943
Birthplace: El Paso, TX

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from New Mexico

Military service: US Army Reserve (1968-74)

Attorney elected to five terms in US Senate, succeeding Jack Schmitt in 1983. Moderate Democrat; pro-abortion rights, pro-gay rights, pro-gun rights. Supported 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 1997 McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform, 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, 2004 restriction to bankruptcy rules, 2005 Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform. Opposed 1991 Gulf War resolution, 1998-99 Clinton impeachment, 2002 Iraq War resolution, 2006 Secure Fence Act. Not a candidate for re-election in 2012.

Wife: Anne Kovacovich Bingaman (attorney, m. 1968, one son)
Son: John

    High School: Western High School, Silver City, NM (1961)
    University: BA Government, Harvard University (1965)
    Law School: LLB, Stanford University (1968)

    US Senator, New Mexico (1983-present)
    Attorney General of New Mexico (1979-83)
    Attorney in private practice (1970-79)
    New Mexico State Official Assistant New Mexico Attorney General (1969)
    Atomic Heritage Foundation Advisory Board
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    Friends for Harry Reid
    Gore 2000
    John Kerry for President
    New Leadership for America PAC
    State Bar of New Mexico 1968
    Eagle Scout 1958
    Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
    William S. Lee Award 2006

Official Website:
http://bingaman.senate.gov/


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