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Dan BishopREPRepublican United States Representative, NC-9
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NCResidence (state)

James Daniel Bishop (born July 1, 1964) is an American attorney and politician serving as the U.S. representative for North Carolina's 9th congressional district since 2019. A Republican, his district includes south-central Mecklenburg, Union, Anson, Richmond, Scotland, Robeson, Hoke, and southern Moore Counties. He served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 2015 to 2017 and the Mecklenburg County Commission from 2005 to 2009. He served in the North Carolina State Senate from 2017 to 2019. Bishop was the lead author of North Carolina's so-called "bathroom bill", which prohibited transgender people from using public restrooms other than those of their biological sex as defined on their birth certificates. As a result of backlash, North Carolina lost a significant amount of revenue from companies and other organizations who chose to withdraw their investments in the state.On September 10, 2019, Bishop won the special election to the U.S. House of Representatives with 50.7% of the vote to Dan McCready's 48.7%.Bishop has confirmed that he will run for reelection in 2022 in North Carolina's 8th congressional district, following the 2020 census and subsequent litigation contesting the maps drawn by the General Assembly.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
JD Law
1986 - 1990
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BS Business Administration
1982 - 1986
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Representative
United States House of Representatives, North Carolina
2019 - Current
Senator
North Carolina State Senate
2017 - 2019
Representative
North Carolina State House of Representatives
2014 - 2017
Commissioner
Mecklenburg County
2004 - 2008
Attorney
Erwin, Bishop, Capitano and Moss, Professional Association
1996 - Current
Attorney
Robinson, Bradshaw and Hinson
1990 - 1996
Other Experience1 - 30 of 30
Member
Providence United Methodist Church
Current
Member
Sigma Chi Fraternity
1986 - Current
Member
Courts Commission
Member
United Service Organization of North Carolina Advisory Committee
Former Co-Chair
Redistricting and Elections Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Co-Chair
Appropriations on Health and Human Services Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Co-Chair
Health Care Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Co-Chair
Legislative Ethics Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Revenue Law Study Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Medicaid and North Carolina Health Choice, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Joint Legislative Commission of Energy Policy, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Finance Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Environmental Review Commission, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Appropriations/Base Budget Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Commerce and Insurance Commerce, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Appropriations, Health and Human Services, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Energy and Public Utilities Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Select Committee on Nominations, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Rules and Operations of the Senate, North Carolina State Senate
Former Member
Committee on Small Business, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Finance Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Health Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Judiciary IV Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Pensions and Retirement Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Public Utilities Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Member
Regulatory Reform Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Banking Committee, North Carolina State House of Representatives