Meet the New Pro-life Members of Congress!
These newly elected pro-life members will be sworn in on January 5th making the 112th Congress overwhelmingly pro-life.
Of the 87 new Republicans in the House of Representatives, an astonishing 80 are pro-life, and we also have 12 new pro-life Senators. These new Members will be resounding voices for unborn children and their mothers.
Incoming Pro-life United States Senators:
Kelly Ayotte | U.S. Senate, New Hampshire
Kelly was the first woman to serve as Attorney General for the state of New Hampshire and while serving, defended a parental notification law challenged by Planned Parenthood of New England before the Supreme Court, though her own Governor filed a brief in opposition to her defense. This ardent defender of Life faced Paul Hodes, a pro-abortion candidate, in the November 2010 elections and won. Kelly Ayotte is endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List. Watch her thank you message to the pro-life voters.
Roy Blunt | U.S. Senate, Missouri
Congressman Blunt was first elected to Congress in 1997 and has since served as Majority Leader, Majority Whip, and Minority Whip. He defeated EMILY’s List candidate Robin Carnahan, the current Missouri Secretary of State, for this open seat. Senator-elect Roy Blunt will bring his desire to defend Life and 100% pro-life voting record to the U.S. Senate. Roy Blunt is endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List
John Boozman | U.S. Senate, Arkansas
Congressman Boozman was first elected in 2001 to represent Arkansas’ Third District and has been an advocate for Life in the House of Representatives, maintaining a 100% pro-life voting record. He challenged Blanche Lincoln, an out-spoken pro-abortion woman, to become Arkansas’ Senator-elect. Blanche voted three times to express the sense of Congress that Roe v. Wade was “appropriate” and secures “an important constitutional right.” John Boozman gave Arkansas the chance to defeat an entrenched pro-abortion incumbent and will be a strong defender of Life in the U.S. Senate. John Boozman is endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List
Dan Coats | U.S. Senate, Indiana
John Hoeven | U.S. Senate, North Dakota
John Hoeven served as Governor of North Dakota prior to running for the U.S. Senate, a position he has held since 2000. As the longest-serving Governor in the nation, John Hoeven has signed several pro-life bills in law. In 2009 he signed an ultrasound bill that would allow mothers to see an ultrasound of their unborn child prior to an abortion. Other such legislation includes an informed consent bill that requires the abortion practitioner to tell women that "the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being." John Hoeven will be a strong voice for Life in the U.S. Senate.
Ron Johnson | U.S. Senate, Wisconsin
In 1979, Ron and Jane moved to Wisconsin, where Ron started a business called PACUR with his brother-in-law. Through his strong work ethic, PACUR has grown from a company supplying a single customer to the largest producer in the world of a specialty plastic used in medical device packaging and high tech printing applications. In 2010, with the endorsement of Wisconsin Right to Life, Ron Johnson challenged and defeated pro-abortion Senator Russ Feingold.
Mike Lee | U.S. Senate, Utah
After serving as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Alito, Mike returned to Utah (and to private practice) in the summer of 2007, joining the Salt Lake office of the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Howrey LLP. As a defended of Life, Mike believes that “governments exist for the purpose of protecting life, liberty, and property. Few could dispute that, among these essential interests, the need to protect life is paramount. The Constitution says nothing that can plausibly be read to suggest—as the Supreme Court concluded in Roe v. Wade—that States are essentially powerless to protect unborn human life.” Mike was recently names to Time Magazines “40 under 40” list.
Jerry Moran | U.S. Senate, Kansas
Since first being elected to the Kansas State Senate in 1988, Jerry Moran has consistently voted for legislation that protects the lives of the unborn and has been a staunch supporter of issues dealing with life. In past campaigns, he has been supported by Kansans for Life and National Right to Life because of his support of legislation that preserves the sanctity of life. In Congress, he has worked to pass laws that reduce the funding for and availability for people to receive abortions, including the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act and the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. As a strong pro-life man he will help bring the voice of Life to the U.S. Senate.
Rand Paul | U.S. Senate, Kentucky
Backed by the endorsed by Kentucky Right to Life and Northern Kentucky Right to Life, Rand Paul was successfully elected to the U.S. Senate from the state of Kentucky. Rand Paul vows that “As your Senator, there are many ways I can help end abortion. I will fight for each and every one of them.” He believes that “It is unconscionable that government would facilitate the taking of innocent life. I strongly oppose any federal funding for abortion and will stop the flow of tax dollars to groups like Planned Parenthood, who perform or advocate abortions.” His strong pro-life zeal will make Rand Paul a powerful force in the U.S. Senate.
Rob Portman | U.S. Senate, Ohio
Rob traces his interest in public service to an internship with his Cincinnati-area Congressman during college. After college and law school, Rob practiced international trade law in Washington, DC and business law in Cincinnati. In 1993, Rob was elected to Congress, where he represented the diverse seven county Second District. In 2005, Rob left Congress when he was asked to serve as U.S. Trade Representative and eventually Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Rob has consistently received a 100% pro-life voting record from the National Right to Life Committee and was endorsed by the NRLC and Ohio Right to Life PAC for the 2010 elections.
Marco Rubio | U.S. Senate, Florida
Marco Rubio began his career of public service in 2000 with the Florida House of Representatives where he served until 2008. During this period, he served as Majority Whip, Majority Leader and Speaker of the House. Since the end of his tenure as Speaker, Rubio has resumed his law practice as a sole practitioner. He has also served as a visiting professor at Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center, worked as Florida Chairman of GOPAC and as a political analyst for Univision during the 2008 election cycle. He has vowed to “support pro-life policies, including well-qualified judicial nominees” and will be a strong pro-life addition to the U.S. Senate.
Pat Toomey | U.S. Senate, Pennsylvania
After graduating from Harvard University, Pat Toomey worked in the private financial sector before opening his own family-run business. Pat ran and won a seat representing Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District in Washington for three consecutive terms. Pat is pro-life and believes that children should be welcomed into the world and protected by its laws. Pat believes that “we should all be able to agree on policies that encourage adoption over abortion, that avoid taxpayer funding of abortions, and that allow parental involvement in decisions that involve minors.” As a pro-life senator, Pat will support policies that further these important goals and will be a valuable asset to the pro-life community.
Incoming Pro-life Representatives:
Sandy Adams | Florida's 24th Congressional District
Sandy Adams' care for the born and unborn began long before her bid for Florida’s 24th congressional district seat. At the age of 17 Sandy served her country as a member of the US Air Force and later as a law enforcement officer where she served for 17 years. Once a single working mother, Sandy understands the value and beauty of every human life. As a member of Florida’s House of Representatives she fought for life by voting for Pre-Abortion Ultrasounds Requirements and Health Care Law Amendments, for the Florida Unborn Victims of Violence Act and for waiting periods prior to receiving an abortion. Sandy Adam’s successfully challenged EMILY’s List candidate Suzanne Kosmas, in a race that shaped up to be one of the toughest this year.
Justin Amash | Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District
Justin Amash graduated with his bachelor’s degree (with High Honors) in Economics from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. In 2008, he was elected to the Michigan State House of Representatives. In the 2009 annual State Capitol Leadership Survey, Justin was the most frequently named freshman legislator in response to the question, “Who is the most effective member of the Michigan House?” He had the honor of recently being named one of TIME Magazine's "40 under 40 - Rising Stars of U.S. Politics."
Lou Barletta | Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District
Lou Barletta was elected to Hazleton City Council in 1998, and became mayor in 2000. In September, 2004, Mayor Barletta was appointed by the White House to serve as a member of the United Nation Advisory Committee of Local Authorities representing the United States of America. In February, 2006, Mayor Barletta was appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities Legislative Committee. Also in February, 2006, Mayor Barletta was appointed to serve on the Republican National Committee Chairman’s Advisory Committee on Catholic Outreach. Lou will “support the restoration of legal protection for innocent human life…[and] will oppose the efforts of some to increase or expand the protection or establishment of legal euthanasia, abortion, and human cloning.”
Dan Benishek | Michigan’s 1st Congressional District
Dr. Dan Benishek was born and raised in Iron River, Michigan. He earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan in 1974 and continued his education at Wayne State Medical School where he graduated in 1978. Dan has been serving as a general surgeon in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula since 1983. Dan Benishek is a much needed change of pace from the pro-ObamaCare views of former Representative Bart Stupak who “caved” on pro-abortion health care reform.
Rick Berg | North Dakota At Large
Representative Rick Berg served as a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives for more than 25 years, after first being elected in 1984. During his time in the North Dakota Legislature, Rick served as both Majority Leader and Speaker of the House. From growing up in a small town in western North Dakota to his 25 years of experience in both private business and public service, Rick will take a unique set of experiences with him to the United States Congress.
Diane Black | Tennessee's 6th Congressional District
Diane Black’s has an extensive record of standing for Life in Tennessee. She is currently working in the Tennessee State Senate to opt-out of taxpayer-funded abortion from health care “reform.” She fought to de-fund Planned Parenthood in Tennessee and co-sponsored the Freedom from Coercion Act, which fines abortion “clinics” that do not post signs stating Tennessee’s law against forced abortions. Diane has won the general election for this strong Republican seat and will be an ardent defender of Life in Washington. Diane Black is endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List
Mo Brooks | Alabama’s 5th Congressional District
Mo Books has run for 9 elected positions, with an 81% average for all 9 elections, and is no stranger to success. In 1982, Brooks was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives and was subsequently re-elected in 1983, 1986 and 1990 where he served as the House Caucus Chairman. After a brief stint as Madison County District Attorney, Brooks served as special assistant attorney general for Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Bill Pryor. In 1996, Mo Brooks ran for Madison County Commissioner and unseated an 8-year incumbent. He was re-elected in 2000, 2004, and 2008 until winning the 2010 midterm elections to serve Alabama’s 5th congressional district.
Ann Marie Buerkle | New York's 25th Congressional District
After decades of work in the pro-life movement as a local volunteer and advocate, Ann Marie stepped up and defeated pro-abortion incumbent Representative Dan Maffai. Her experience as Assistant New York State Attorney General and her career as a nurse has more than prepared Ann Marie to challenge this ardent pro-abortion candidate. Ann Marie Buerkle is endorsed by the SBA List.
Larry Buchshon | Indiana’s 8th Congressional District
For over two decades Doctor Larry Bucshon has worked to protect the lives of his patients and lead a successful medical practice – this is his first elected position. Larry has served as President of Ohio Valley HeartCare, the tri-state region’s most comprehensive cardiology and cardiovascular surgery practice. Larry’s outstanding work and leadership in this field led to him being honored as the St. Mary’s Medical Staff Physician of the year in 2007. He is board certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. As a surgeon who has operated on babies as young as 22 or 23 weeks, he opposes all late-term abortions, and believes that Roe v. Wade should be overturned.
Quico Canseco | Texas’ 23rd Congressional District
Quico’s political positions include delegate to the Texas State Republican Convention in 2004, 2006, and 2008 as well as at-large delegate to the Republican National Convention 2008. In 1997, along with his brothers, sisters, and mother, Consuelo Canseco, the Canseco Foundation was established to provide grant money to support educational, healthcare, and community needs in and around Laredo. His social outreach is reflective of his pro-life views as he believes that life begins at conception and that government policies should work to protect that innocent life.
Steve Chabot | Ohio’s 1st Congressional District
From 1994-2008 Steve Chabot represented the First District of Ohio. He held a solid pro-life record during his time in Congress and sponsored the Partial Birth Abortion Ban which President Bush signed into law. He is running in a re-match against freshman Democrat Steve Driehaus, who voted for the pro-abortion health care bill but claimed to be pro-life. We need Steve Chabot to reclaim his seat in the House and truly represent the unborn and the people of Ohio’s First District. Steve Chabot is endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List
Chip Cravaack | Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District
Chip Cravaack comes from a long line of service driven men and women. Chip received his Bachelor of Science degree from United States Naval Academy and a Masters Degree in Education from University of West Florida. He has also attended courses at the Naval War College, and the National Defense University. In his Navy career, Captain Cravaack has been honored with several awards and citations, including a Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals, and a Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation. Captain Cravaack proudly wears Naval Aviator Wings, Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist Wings, and Air Assault Badge as well as being a designated Navy Master Training Specialist. The value he places on the sanctity of Life will help make him a valuable pro-life member of Congress.
Rick Crawford | Arkansas’ 1st Congressional District
Upon graduation, Rick enlisted in the United States Army where he served as a bomb disposal technician. After completing his term of service in the Army, Rick attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro graduating in 1996 with a B.A. in Agriculture Business and Economics. In 2006, Rick was tapped by former Republican Congressman and Undersecretary of Homeland Security Asa Hutchinson to help lead his efforts for agriculture and agriculture policy in his campaign for Arkansas Governor. Congressman-elect Rick Crawford is a strong opponent of ObamaCare and promises to work towards its repeal.
Jeff Denham | California’s 19th Congressional District
Senator Jeff Denham is a conservative leader, valley rancher, successful businessman and family man. At the age of 19, Senator Denham chose to serve his country by enlisting in the U.S. Air Force where he served for 16 years. After graduating from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Senator Denham began working in the agriculture field, where he has since started several successful agriculture-based businesses. He was first elected to California's sprawling 12th Senate District in November of 2002 before running for winning the 2010 midterm elections to serve California’s 19th congressional district.
Scott DesJarlais | Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District
Scott earned degrees in Chemistry and Psychology from the University of South Dakota and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. As the next Congressman for Tennessee's Fourth District, Scott will fight to repeal the Obama health care plan, work to eliminate wasteful government spending and stop corporate bailouts. After being encouraged to run for public office, and winning, Scott will be a strong asset to the pro-life community.
Sean Duffy | Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District
Sean Duffy has faithfully served the people of Wisconsin as Special Prosecutor and District Attorney of Ashland County. In November, we hope to send Sean Duffy to Washington DC as the people’s choice for Wisconsin’s 7th congressional district. Sean and his wife Rachel know what it means to truly be pro-life and are the proud parents of five young children. Sean defeated EMILY’s List endorsed candidate Julie Lassa in one of this year’s closest races. Wisconsin’s 7th congressional district has sent a proud pro-life representative in Sean Duffy. Watch him thank the pro-life voters.
Jeff Duncan | South Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District
Jeff Duncan is currently the President and CEO of J. Duncan Associates, a South Carolina based, family owned real estate marketing firm which specializes in statewide real estate auctions. Jeff was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002, and was named Chairman of the House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee in 2007.Jeff will be a consistent pro-life voice in Washington and will make protecting children one of his top priorities.
Renee Ellmers | North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District
As a member of the medical profession, Renee Ellmers understands the direct impact of policy that does not protect human life, especially the recently passed health care bill. Renee and her husband, a local doctor, have worked with the pro-life movement in North Carolina for many years, and Renee is excited to bring the pro-life fight to Congress. She defeated pro-abortion incumbent Bob Etheridge. Renee Ellmers is endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List.
Stephen Fincher | Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District
Stephen Fincher, 37, is a managing partner in Fincher Farms, a West Tennessee based business farming cotton, corn, soybeans and wheat. Stephen has been a farmer in the family business his entire life, and lives in the Frog Jump community of Crockett County beside his father and brother. Stephen counts protecting families and the unborn as the Tennessee values he promises to uphold while in Congress.
Mike Fitzpatrick | Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District
Mike Fitzpatrick earned his Bachelor's Degree from St. Thomas University with an academic scholarship where he in 1985 from the school's Honors Program. Upon graduation from the Dickinson School of Law in 1988, Mike was admitted to the practice of law before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of New Jersey and in 2000 before the United States Supreme Court. When Congressman Jim Greenwood departed Congress in 2004, Mike was encouraged by his friends and neighbors to continue his service to the people of the county as a Member of Congress. During his two-years in Congress, Mike demonstrated himself to be an independent voice of the people and was a tireless advocate for residents.
Charles Fleischmann | Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District
After graduating from the University of Illinois with a BA in Politics, Charles attended law school at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he received his Juris Doctor. Together with his wife, they opened their own law firm called Fleishmann and Fleischmann. Charles is a strong defender of life and believes that precious life begins at the moment of conception. He will work to protect life at every stage and is opposed to the use of taxpayer funds for abortion in Congress.
Bill Flores | Texas’ 17th Congressional District
Bill Flores holds a BBA from Texas A&M University and a MBA from Huston Baptist University. Although he has enjoyed a successful business career, he has never forgotten where he came from and the values, principles, and character that inspired him along the way. Bill believes that life begins at conception and that every life has a soul. He argues that government policies should be focused on the protection of this innocent life and vows to vote this way in Congress. He recently said thank you to the pro-life voters.
Cory Gardner | Colorado’s 4th Congressional District
Bob Gibbs | Ohio’s 18th Congressional District
Bob Gibbs is a graduate of The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute and owner of Hidden Hollow Farms, a livestock production farm located in Holmes County. Bob filed as a candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives in 2002 where he defeated a primary challenger with nearly 70% of the vote and went on to claim victory in the General Election with over 62% of the vote. As proof that Bob Gibbs was serving his district well, his constituents reelected him twice before voting to send him to the Ohio State Senate in 2008.
Paul Gosar | Arizona’s 1st Congressional District
Paul Gosar is an accomplished dentist and small business owner. After receiving his D.D.S from Creighton Boyne School of Dentistry, he went on to open his own dentistry practice which he has owned for 25 years. Paul believes that there is no more important function of government than to protect its citizens. This protection should include the unborn because life begins at conception and that is why he is Pro-Life. As a committed defender of life, Paul Gosar will fight taxpayer funding of abortion and help bring a greater respect for life to Washington.
Trey Gowdy | South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District
Trey graduated from Baylor University in 1986 with a degree in History, and the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1989.Trey work for years as a clerk and federal prosecutor before leaving the United States Attorney’s Office to run for 7th Circuit Solicitor in 2000. He was re-elected twice before running for Congress. He believes that we can put our pro-life beliefs into real, tangible action and demonstrate a consistent, unwavering support for the sanctity of Life. In doing so, Trey Gowdy will be a strong voice for Life in Congress.
Tim Griffin | Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District
Tim Griffin’s commitment to service can be seen in his work as a 14 year Army JAG officer as an Iraq War veteran. Likewise, he has worked as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, service as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director, Office of Political Affairs at the White House, Deputy Research Director of the RNC during the 2000 presidential campaign and Research Director and Deputy Communications Director for the RNC during the 2004 presidential campaigns. With your help, Tim Griffin will bring years of political experience and pro-life values to Congress this November. Tim Griffin defeated pro-abortion State Representative Joyce Elliot in the general election in Arkansas’s 2nd District. Tim Griffin is endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List
Morgan Griffith | Virginia’s 9th Congressional District
As one of the most influential members of the Virginia General Assembly, Morgan’s colleagues elected him House Majority Leader in 2000. He is the first Republican in Virginia history to hold that position. As a father, Morgan understands firsthand how precious innocent life is. Morgan has consistently defended innocent life while serving in the General Assembly. In the General Assembly, Morgan amassed a solid record of voting for the pro-life position according to the Virginia Society for Human Life and has carried and passed legislation on their behalf. He has earned VSHL’s endorsement in past elections, including his most recent campaign in 2009.
Michael Grimm | New York’s 13th Congressional District
Michael Grimm's service to our nation began at the age of nineteen, when he left college after his freshman year and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps to serve the country that he loves and respects. While attending college full time during the day, Grimm went to work as a clerk for the FBI on the midnight shift before working for the FBI full time. Now, after attaining a solid education in accounting and law, serving in combat with the U.S. Marines, a successful career in the FBI and fully diversifying his experience as a small businessman and entrepreneur, Michael Grimm is looking towards further service to his country and our community by running for Congress in New York's 13th District as the “People’s Candidate.”
Frank Guinta | New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District
Frank Guinta is the former Mayor of New Hampshire's largest city, Manchester, a position for which he was first elected to in 2005. Frank has a strong history of public service prior to becoming Mayor, serving two terms as an Alderman and having been elected twice as a State Representative from Manchester. In 2001 Guinta and his wife, Morgan, were honored in the first year of The New Hampshire Union Leader's “40 Under Forty” program. They are the only husband and wife to be so honored by the newspaper.
Andy Harris | Maryland’s 1st Congressional District
Andy served 17 years in the United States Naval Reserve, including active duty during Desert Storm. He served as Commanding Officer of the Johns Hopkins Naval Reserve Medical Unit, and is a member of the American Legion. He achieved the rank of Commander and has served as a State Senator for 12 years. He is a strong defender of the sanctity of human life and believes that it is “essential to uphold the traditional family values that have been the American tradition-including Life.”
Vicky Hartzler | Missouri’s 4th Congressional District
In 1994 Vicky Hartzler first ran for state representative and was overwhelmingly elected to represent parts of Cass and Johnson Counties. She served in the Missouri House of Representatives for six years where she championed legislation promoting adoption, strengthening education, and lowering taxes for working Missourians. In 2000 Representative Hartzler decided to not seek re-election after the Lord blessed her husband and her with a beautiful baby girl. Since leaving office in 2001 she has remained active in politics coordinating and managing numerous campaigns and serving as state spokesperson for the Coalition to Protect Marriage in Missouri in 2004.
Joe Heck | Nevada's 3rd Congressional District
Dr. Joe Heck began serving his country as a volunteer firefighter, ambulance attendant, then volunteered with Nevada Search and Rescue and the Army Reserve. He challenged pro-abortion incumbent Dina Titus to bring his pro-life leadership to Congress. Titus has a 0% pro-life rating with National Right to Life and has been endorsed by EMILY’s List. She continually fails the most vulnerable of her constituents. Dr. Joe Heck won the November 2, 2010 elections and will be a strong defender of Life in Congress. Joe Heck is endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List.
Jaime Herrera | Washington's 3rd Congressional District
As a Washington State Representative, Jaime Herrera maintained a consistent record for Life. Jaime is a former staffer of SBA List-endorsed incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), and Congresswoman Rodgers is supported Jaime as a strong pro-life woman as she ran for this seat. She faced pro-abortion Democrat Denny Heck in the general election and won. Jaime Herrera is endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List
Tim Huelskamp | Kansas’s 1st Congressional District
A strong pro-lifer, Tim Huelskamp graduated from the College of Santa Fe with a degree in social science education before attending graduate school. Tim pursued his doctoral studies at The American University in Washington, D.C. Studying political science with a specialization in agriculture policy on scholarship. Tim was first elected to the Kansas Senate in 1996, the youngest senator elected in twenty years. Serving on a variety of committees has allowed him insight into many areas of the state, the economy and government: Agriculture, Energy & Natural Resources, Education, Elections & Local Government, and Joint Committee on Information Technology. Tim has been re-elected by his constituents three times by wide margins – 2000, 2004 and 2008.
Bill Huizenga | Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District
Early in his career, Bill Huizenga began his public service as Congressman Pete Hoekstra’s Director of Public Policy. For the next six years he traveled West Michigan representing the Congressman whenever he was in DC and learning about the various issues in the towns and cities of West Michigan. In 2002, he decided to run for the Michigan House of Representatives and was elected to serve the southern portion of Ottawa County, Michigan’s 90th District. While serving in the Michigan House of Representatives Bill voted for a successful late-term/partial birth abortion ban and will continue to defend life in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Randy Hultgren | Illinois’ 14th Congressional District
Randy Hultgren graduated magna cum laude from Bethel University before receiving his doctorate from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Randy’s political career began in 1994 when he was first elected to the DuPage County Board to represent the 4th district. In 1998 he was elected State Representative of the 95th District, and was reelected in 2000, 2002, and 2004. In 2006, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate in the 48th district and re-elected in 2008. It was here that he defended Life by voting against stem cell research and human cloning, making his ardent defense of Life a great addition to Congress.
Robert Hurt | Virginia’s 5th Congressional District
First elected as a member of the Chatham Town Council, Robert Hurt was elected to that post with 82% of the vote. As a member of the Virginia General Assembly, State Senator Robert Hurt currently represents over 170,000 constituents within the 5th Congressional District and has represented nearly 1/3 of the 5th during his time in the legislature. He served three terms in the Virginia House of Delegates, elected and re-elected with at least 62% of the vote. In his first term in the State Senate, Robert was elected with 75% of the vote. As a firm believer in the sanctity of Life, Robert Hurt hopes to follow in the footsteps of our founding fathers to ensure that our right to Life is protected.
Bill Johnson | Ohio’s 6th Congressional District
Bill Johnson’s life reveals a commitment to hard work and making a difference in the community. Johnson entered the U.S. Air Force in 1973, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after a distinguished military career of more than 26 years. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Troy University in Troy, Alabama in 1979, and he earned his Master’s Degree from Georgia Tech in 1984. Since 2006, Johnson has served as Chief Information Officer of a global manufacturer of highly electronic components for the transportation industry headquartered in Northeast Ohio. As a member of the executive leadership team, he manages a multi-million dollar departmental budget.
Mike Kelly | Pennsylvania's 3rd Congressional District
Adam Kinzinger | Illinois’ 11th Congressional District
Adam Kinzinger first ran for public office while in college then went on to serve in the Air Force National Guard, where he rose to the rank of Captain. On February 2nd, Adam won an impressive primary victory to become the Republican nominee against EMILY’s List candidate Debbie Halvorson. Adam Kinzinger has been elected and will help give the people of Illinois-11 and the American people an advocate for Life. Adam Kinzinger is endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List
Raul Labrador | Idaho’s 1st Congressional District
Raul is one of the leading conservatives in the Idaho Legislature. Elected in 2006 to a seat in the Idaho House of Representatives, Raul has been a clear and consistent advocate for Idaho values. Raul’s commitment to conservative values has been recognized by Idaho’s leading conservative organizations. He has received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association, and was endorsed and supported in his legislative races by the NRA, Idaho Chooses Life, the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry and many other pro-family and pro-business groups. With a perfect pro-life voting record in the Idaho Legislature we can be assured that Raul will stand up for Life in Washington.
Jeff Landry | Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District
As a former aide in the State Senate, Jeff learned firsthand that many solutions to our problems can be found from listening to the voices of the people, not just from listening to the debate of politicians. Jeff is a veteran of Desert Storm and left the military with the rank of Sergeant. He received the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, a National Defense Ribbon, an Overseas Training Ribbon and the Louisiana War Cross from his eleven years of service as a member of the Louisiana National Guard. Jeff holds a Juris Doctor of Law degree from Loyola University and a B.S. degree in Environmental and Sustainable Resources with a minor degree in Biology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.
James Lankford | Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District
James was first elected to the United States Congress on November 2nd, 2010. Before being elected, James directed the Falls Creek Youth Camp from 1996 to 2009. Falls Creek is the largest Christian camp in the nation. James is a member of the Heritage Foundation, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Deer Creek Chamber of Commerce, Edmond Chamber of Commerce, South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, and the NRA. He has been an active proponent in the pro-life and abstinence education conversation in Oklahoma – making him a valuable pro-life member of Congress. Watch his thank you message to pro-life voters!
Billy Long | Missouri’s 7th Congressional District
Billy Long is a fourth-generation native of Southwest Missouri. He has worked as an auctioneer and realtor in Southwest Missouri for more than 30 years. Billy attended the University of Missouri in Columbia. He graduated from the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, receiving Certified Auctioneer Institute designation at the University of Indiana-Bloomington. He is an active member of the National Association of Realtors and the National Auctioneers Association, having served on their National Board of Directors. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Springfield Little Theater, Springfield/Branson National Airport, and the Greenwood Lab School from which he received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.
Thomas Marino | Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District
Tom Marino started his law career with the law firm of McNerney, Page, Vanderlin & Hall in Williamsport. Tom was elected by the citizens of Lycoming County to serve as their District Attorney in 1991 and served in that position from 1992 to 2002. In 2002 Tom was selected to serve as United States Attorney, the chief law enforcement officer in the region. While serving as U.S. Attorney, Tom Marino worked to protect the citizens of Central and Northeast Pennsylvania. Tom believes that “Our children, both born and those yet to be born, are a gift and their Right-to-Life is our Responsibility.”
David McKinley | West Virginia’s 1st Congressional District
From 1981 through 1994, David McKinley represented the Third Delegate District in the West Virginia Legislature, serving primarily on the Finance Committee as well as the Banking and Insurance and Roads and Transportation Committees among others. His voting record reflects the interests of his constituents. In 1990 McKinley was elected as Chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party Executive Committee and was one of three representing West Virginia on the Republican National Committee in Washington. In his various elections, he was consistently endorsed by the NRA, West Virginians for Life, newspapers across the state, and other conservative groups.
Pat Meehan | Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District
As former the U.S. Attorney for Pennsylvania’s Eastern District, Pat Meehan was the federal prosecutor for Philadelphia and several major counties. After exploring the possibility of running for governor in 2008, Pat Meehan decided to put his political experience to good use by running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th district. He worked his way through his undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College and went to receive his Juris doctor from Temple Law School.
Mick Mulvaney | South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District
Mick Mulvaney was elected to the South Carolina House in 2006, his first foray into politics, becoming the first Republican ever elected to that position in his District. In 2008 an unexpected retirement created a vacancy in the SC Senate, and Mick ran for and won that office. Mick serves on the Judiciary, Labor/Commerce/Industry, Medical Affairs, Agriculture/Natural Resources, and Corrections Committee. He was identified as the Freshman Legislator of the Year in 2006 by the Palmetto Family Council for his work on the South Carolina ultrasound bill. In 2010 he was named Legislator of the Year for his work in support of the State’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Kristi Noem | South Dakota At Large
Kristi Noem was elected to the South Dakota State Legislature in 2006, where she supported multiple pro-life efforts. Kristi realizes unborn Life is rightly cherished by the people of South Dakota, unlike her opponent, Stephanie Herseth-Sanlin, who has been consistently supported by EMILY’s List. Kristi gave Herseth-Sandlin a run for her money, with this being one of the closest races across the country where a pro-abortion woman is being challenged by a woman who stands for Life. Kristi Noem is endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List.
Richard Nugent | Florida’s 5th Congressional District
In 1969, Rich Nugent joined the Illinois Air National Guard where he proudly served for six years until he was honorably discharged in 1975. During that time, he began his career in public safety and law enforcement. In 1984 he joined the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office where he rose through the ranks and was elected Sheriff in 2000 and again in 2004 and 2008. Rich plans to take his conservative principles to our nation’s capital and clean up this Congress.
Alan Nunnelee | Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District
Before his successful election to the U.S. Congress, Alan Nunnelee represented Lee and Pontotoc counties in the Mississippi State Senate. He has served in this capacity since elected to replace Senator Roger Wicker in 1994. He served as Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations and is a leader on several national committees addressing public health issues.1996 he quickly became a pro-life leader in the Mississippi legislature. In his second year of office, he pushed through major legislation to regulate the growing abortion industry in the state. In addition, the Senator led the efforts to gain approval of the Choose Life car tag and led Mississippi as one of the first states to ban the horrible practice of partial birth abortion.
Steven Palazzo | Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District
In 1988, Steven enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves and was proud to serve with the 3rd Force Recon in the Persian Gulf War spending time in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. In 1997, Palazzo enlisted in the MS National Guard where he currently still serves. In early 2006, Steven understood that more needed to be done for the residents in Gulfport and made the decision to run in special election for the Mississippi House of Representatives 116th district. As a strong pro-life leader, Steven has been endorsed by Mississippi Right to Life in each of his elections and will fight to protect Life as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Steve Pearce | New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District
Steve was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, but is no stranger to public service. Steve was a pilot in the Air Force, serving in the Philippines and flying missions into Vietnam. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. Returning to the US, he was assigned to the Strategic Air Command at Blytheville Air Force Base, Arkansas. He separated honorably with the rank of Captain. Watch his special thank you message to pro-life voters.
Mike Pompeo | Kansas’s 4th Congressional District
Mike Pompeo is a Kansas businessman, decorated Army officer, husband and father who understands firsthand the challenges of balancing a family budget and operating a business. Early in his career when he earned the opportunity to attend the United States Military Academy. After leaving the army, Mike returned to the academic world at the highest level, becoming a student at Harvard Law School where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating with honors, Mike worked for a prestigious law firm before deciding to move to Kansas to start his career as a businessman and entrepreneur.
Ben Quayle | Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District
Ben Quayle is graduated from Duke University in 1998 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in history before receiving his Juris Doctor from Vanderbuilt University Law School in 2002. After graduating and working as an associated with a law firm, Ben founded Tynwald Capital, a firm specializing in the acquisition and nurturing of small businesses. He is also a founding member of APG-Southwest and the Managing Partner of APG Security's Arizona branch. As a defender of Life, he will be a strong addition to the pro-life community.
Tom Reed | New York’s 29th Congressional District
It was at Alfred and at Ohio Northern University College of Law, where he was graduated in 1996, that Tom first dabbled into politics. While at Ohio Northern, he studied Environmental Law, and served on the Moot Court Board of Advocates. He has served on many boards in the community and was elected Mayor of the City of Corning in November, 2007 before running for Congress in 2010.
Jim Renacci | Ohio’s 16th Congressional District
From 1984-1988, Jim served as a volunteer firefighter in Wadsworth, as well as on the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals from 1993-1994. From 1999-2002, he served two terms as President of Wadsworth’s City Council and then served as Mayor of Wadsworth from 2004-2008. On January 12, 2010, the National Republican Congressional Committee named Jim a “Contender” in its “Young Guns” program, declaring him one of the top 14 challenger candidates in the country. Jim firmly believes that life is our Creator’s most precious gift and that we must protect the sanctity of life, from the moment of conception on. In Congress he will serve as a strong and active advocate for the cause of protecting life and enacting legislation to preserve the rights of the unborn.
Reid Ribble | Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District
Reid is a very active in his local community while running one of the nation’s most successful roofing businesses. For more than twenty years he was the head Varsity Volleyball coach at Appleton East High School. He has served two terms as a Director of WEMI radio in Appleton, two terms as a Director of Life Promotions and one term as Chairman of the Board of Life Promotions. Currently, Reid is serving on the corporate board of directors for the YMCA of the Fox Valley. As a newly elected member of Congress we are reminded of Reid’s strong pro-life views as he vows to promote and foster a culture of life in Washington. He will not support any legislation that requires tax payer funding of abortions here or abroad.
Scott Rigell | Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District
Scott Rigell served his country in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, rising to the rank of Sergeant before an honorable discharge after six years. He is also a co-founder and board member of Friends of St. John’s University, which benefits its namesake school in Dodoma, Tanzania. He believes that it is time we have public servants in Washington who will promote a culture that values life and protect the most vulnerable amongst us, at the beginning of life and at the end. Scott Rigell is a valuable pro-life member of Congress with a desire to protect the sanctity of Life.
David Rivera | Florida’s 25th Congressional District
First elected into the Florida House of Representatives in 2002, David Rivera has since been re-elected three times before serving Florida’s 25th congressional district at a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Representative Rivera has also served as a public affairs, legislative, marketing and management consultant for various political and business organizations. He is currently the chairman of the Republican Party of Miami-Dade County. Most recently, David voted for Florida’s Pre-Abortion Ultrasounds Requirement and Health Care Law Amendments.
Martha Roby | Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District
Martha obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from New York University in 1998 and my law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2001. She is an active member of the Board of Directors of Sav-A-Life Montgomery, the Cleveland Avenue YMCA, the Britton YMCA, the Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts and the Montgomery Weed and Seed Executive Board. Her first experience in public service came when she was elected to the City Council in 2003, defeating five other candidates to win the election without a runoff. She was re-elected in 2007 with more than 82% of the vote and was most recently elected in the 2010 midterm elections to serve Alabama’s 2nd congressional district.
Todd Rokita | Indiana’s 4th Congressional District
Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita is a natural leader who for seven years has run a responsive and reform-orientated state office that has contributed to real improvements in the lives of many Hoosiers. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College, where he had the distinction of being an Eli Lilly Fellow, he went on to obtain a law degree from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. After law school, he worked as a practicing attorney for several years before serving as General Counsel to former Indiana Secretary of State Sue Anne Gilroy and later as Deputy Secretary of State.
Dennis Ross | Florida’s 12th Congressional District
Dennis began his career in public service as a legislative aide in St. Petersburg to Representative Dennis Jones following his graduation from Auburn University. In 2000 Dennis had an opportunity to run for the State House of Representatives and was elected with overwhelming support. Dennis continued to serve in the Florida House of Representatives until he was term limited in 2008. Dennis also began his own law firm, Ross Vecchio, P.A. in Florida.
Bobby Schilling | Illinois’ 17th Congressional District
Bobby Schilling is the father of 10 and a strong advocate from Life. He believes that The Right to Life Act and The Pregnant Women Support Act are two of the most sound pieces of legislation Congress has ever introduced. They protect the lives of unborn children and provide support for mothers in need. Both bills are sponsored by Democrats and Republicans and have been introduced several times now. He firmly believes that these must be passed if we are ever to build a culture of life in this country and will defend Life in Washington.
David Schweikert | Arizona’s 5th Congressional District
As Treasurer of Maricopa County, David Schweikert was responsible for protecting billions of dollars of taxpayer money. Prior to being elected County Treasurer, David represented Scottsdale/Fountain Hills in the Arizona State House of Representatives where he was recognized as an advocate for taxpayers and reforming the legislative process. David also chaired the State Board of Equalization where he oversaw billions of dollars in valuation and tax protests from Arizona citizens and businesses. David’s life story is a testament to the sanctity of Life and value of adoption, forever grateful for his birthmothers’ choice, David will be a strong voice of Life in Congress.
Austin Scott | Georgia’s 8th Congressional District
Austin Scott served in the Georgia General Assembly for fourteen years after first being elected at age 26. After graduating from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, Austin opened an independent insurance brokerage in Tifton, Georgia, which he continues to operate today. He served as Chairman of the House Governmental Affairs Committee, where he earned a reputation for being fair and solutions-oriented. Representative Scott’s seniority in the House, along with his work ethic and integrity, allowed him to secure additional appointments to the Appropriations Committee, the Rules Committee, and the Ways and Means Committee. At the age of 32, Georgia Trend recognized Austin as one of Georgia’s Brightest Stars under Age 40.
Tim Scott | South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District
Tim is a 1988 graduate of Charleston Southern University, earning a B.S. in Political Science. In 1995, Tim was elected to Charleston County Council, becoming the first black Republican elected to county-wide office in South Carolina since Reconstruction. He served on the Council for 13 years, becoming Chairman in 2007. In 2008, Tim Scott was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, again becoming the first black Republican to do so. He was elected Chairman of the Freshman Caucus and House Whip.
Steve Southerland | Florida’s 2nd Congressional District
As a graduate of Troy State University, Steve Southerland has successfully founded several businesses in Florida. While he’s never held elective office, he has dedicated much of his spare time to organizations which focus on improving the lives of District 2 residents. Whether he’s promoting educational initiatives in his role as chair of the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida, or fighting to strengthen local health care services through his work on the Covenant Hospice Foundation board, Steve is committed to building a brighter future for his constituents.
Marlin Stutzman | Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District
First elected to the Indiana State House of Representatives in 2002, at the age of 26, Marlin served as the youngest member of the legislature until 2006. Since his election as State Representative he has served as both a State Representative and as a Senator for 13th District. He stands strong for traditional family values and in 2005 co-authored the first Pro-life legislation to pass in Indiana in twelve years.
Scott Tipton | Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District
Scott Tipton was elected as a Republican to the Colorado House of Representatives for the 58th District in November of 2008 with 59% of the vote. For the 2009 legislative session, Scott was named to seats on the House Agriculture Committee, Livestock Committee, Natural Resources Committee and Local Government Committee. A former Montezuma County GOP Chairman, Scott served as the Republican Chairman of the Third Congressional District for eight years. As a defender of life who opposes taxpayer funded abortions, Scott is a much needed voice in Washington.
Tim Walberg | Michigan’s 7th Congressional District
Tim Walberg was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1983 and served until 1999. During his time in the State Legislature, Tim gained a reputation as a principled voice for less government spending, lower taxes, and fewer regulations, as well as a compassionate voice for the culture of life and traditional values. Following his 16 years in the Michigan House, he worked to create local community betterment programs throughout south-east Michigan as President of the Warren Reuther Center for Education and Community Impact. Tim has also served as a division manager for the Moody Bible Institute, before retiring in January of 2006.
Daniel Webster | Florida’s 8th Congressional District
Daniel Webster, a family man and small-business owner, has dedicated himself to serving the citizens of Central Florida with honor and integrity. During his tenure in office, he has proven himself to be a true statesman, standing by his principles and steadily advancing conservative values. Daniel is a strong pro-life man who is willing to stand up for the sanctity of human life. He strongly opposes any use of public revenues to promote or perform abortions or to support organizations that promote or perform abortions.
Allen West | Florida’s 22nd Congressional District
Allen West received his Bachelors degree from University of Tennessee and Masters degree from Kansas State University, both in political science. He also holds a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the US Army Command and General Staff Officer College in political theory and military operations. In his Army career, Col. West has been honored many times, including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals (one with Valor), and a Valorous Unit Award. As a strong proponent of conservative principals, Allen West will be a friend-of-Life in Congress.
Steve Womack | Arkansas’ 3rd Congressional District
After graduating from Arkansas Tech University in 1979, Steve Womack began serving the people of Arkansas by joining the Arkansas Army National Guard. He served for 30 years and retired as a colonel before returning to serve as the executive officer for the ROTC program at the University of Arkansas. In 1998, Steve Womack was elected mayor of Rogers, AR and was elected for two more terms before running for Arkansas’ 3rd congressional district seat.
Rob Woodall | Georgia’s 7th Congressional District
Rob began his political career with Representative John Linder where he worked as a Legislative Correspondent. He was soon promoted to Legislative Assistant, then Legislative Director, and in 2000 Rob was named Chief of Staff. During his time in working with Congressman John Linder, he has served as Congressman Linder’s lead staff on the Speaker’s Health Care Task Force, the Speaker’s Medicare Task Force, the Speaker’s Tobacco Settlement Task Force, the House Rules Committee, the House Administration Committee and the Elected Leadership Committee.
Kevin Yoder | Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District
Kevin is a Kansas State Representative, serving the people of the 20th District, which includes Overland Park and Leawood. Prior to serving his state he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law. Currently in his fourth term until he begins work in Washington, Kevin serves as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and is now serving his eighth year on the Judiciary Committee. His consistent pro-life vote in the Kansas State House will be a much-welcomed addition to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Todd Young | Indiana’s 9th Congressional District
Upon graduating from the United States Naval Academy, Todd Young was commissioner as an office in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1998, Young was transferred to Chicago, Illinois, where he managed all Marine Corps officer recruiting operations in the greater Chicago and northwest Indiana region. Meanwhile, Young attended night school at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, earning an MBA and eventually his MA in American Politics. In 2006, Young earned his J.D. from Indiana University, where he was President of the school’s Federalist Society chapter. Young currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Crisis Pregnancy Center, a nonprofit ministry that serves women who require help in making decisions about their pregnancies.