Bruce Poliquin

Bruce Poliquin REPRepublican


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Bruce PoliquinREPRepublican Politician
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Bruce Lee Poliquin (born November 1, 1953) is an American businessman and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he represented Maine's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2015 to 2019. Poliquin was first elected to Congress in the 2014 general election. From 2010 to 2012, he was the 49th Maine State Treasurer. He was a candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in 2012, finishing second in the primary election. In January 2017, at the start of the 115th Congress, Poliquin was the sole Republican representing a U.S. House district in New England. Poliquin was defeated by Democrat Jared Golden in his 2018 run for reelection; he became the first incumbent to lose his seat in Maine's second congressional district since 1916. Poliquin claimed the ranked-choice voting process used in the election was unconstitutional and claimed to be the winner because he led after the initial tally. He sued to be declared the winner and have ranked-choice voting declared unconstitutional, but his lawsuit was rejected. He conceded to Golden on December 24, 2018.

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Campaign Funding

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Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
Leadership PACs$410,732
Securities & Investment$347,509
Real Estate$211,841
Commercial Banks$143,100
Candidate Committees$121,378
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$86,657
Forestry & Forest Products$85,650
Oil & Gas$78,220
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Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
Harvard University
Phillips Academy
Harvard College
Bachelor of Arts
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
United States House of Representatives
2015 - 2019
State of Maine
2011 - 2013
Avatar Investors Associates Corporation
1981 - 1996
Evaluation Associates Incorporated
Harris Trust and Savings Bank
Former Busser
Harvard University
Other Experience1 - 13 of 13
Former Board Member
Maine State Housing Authority
Former Board Member
North Yarmouth Academy
Former Member
Sacred Heart Church
Former Softball
Little League, Maine
Former Board Member
Natural Resources Council of Maine
Former Member
Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Veterans' Affairs), United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Veterans' Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Financial Services Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, United States House of Representatives