Dan Bishop Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth, LGBT Rights, North Carolina Special Election

Dan Bishop Bio

Dan Bishop is an American attorney and politician serving in the North Carolina State Senate since 2017. A Republican, Bishop’s district is located in south-central Mecklenburg County.

Dan previously served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 2015 to 2017, and the Mecklenburg County Commission from 2005 to 2009.

He is a strong opponent of LGBT rights, and was the lead writer of North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom bill” which prohibited transgender individuals from using public restrooms other than those by their biological sex as defined on their birth certificates. The bill was signed into law.

The bill stirred a substantial public backlash, and analysts estimated it cost the state of North Carolina $3.7 billion. It was afterwards overruled by a federal judge in Asheville in a ruling affirmed by the United States Supreme Court.

On September 10, 2019, Bishop won the 2019 special election to the U.S. House of Representatives with 50.8% of the vote to Dan McCready’s 48.6%.

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Dan Bishop Education

Bishop attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a B.S. in business administration in 1986 and a J.D. in 1990 from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1990.

Dan Bishop Political career

Dan has attracted attention for statements attacking journalists, which have been likened to statements by Donald Trump’s. On one occasion, Daniel Bishop criticized the Raleigh press corps over coverage of the state budget, calling reporters the “jihad media.”

County Commission and state House

From 2004 to 2008, Bishop was a member of the Mecklenburg County Commission. After a six-year absence from politics, Bishop was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives from a south Charlotte seat for a single term (2015-2017), running against a Libertarian opponent, Eric Cable, but without a Democratic one. His district was House District 104. Bishop succeeded Ruth Samuelson, who retired from the House.

State Senate

In November 2016, Bishop won his current North Carolina State Senate District 39 seat to succeed Bob Rucho who was not seeking re-election. Bishop received 58,739 votes (52.81%), defeating Democrat Lloyd Scher, who received 44,655 (47.19%).

During the 2017-2018 legislative session, Dan was the co-chairman of the Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting, the vice-chairman of the Select Committee on Elections, and a member of several additional committees.

In the state Senate, he was one of the primary sponsors of legislation in 2017 that would prevent persons living near North Carolina factory farms from recovering meaningful damages in civil actions against agribusinesses found responsible for harming them.

Dan Bishop Electoral history

On March 14, 2019, Dan Bishop announced he would run for the U.S. House of Representatives, he entered the 9th congressional district special election. On May 14, 2019, he won the Republican Party primary with 37% of the vote.

Dan Bishop Age

Bishop was born James Daniel Bishop on July 1, 1964 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States (he is 55 years old as of 2019.)

Dan Bishop Wife

Bishop is married to Jo Bishop and together the couple has one child, Jack Bishop. The is no much available details about his wife or kid as Bishop likes to keep his personal life private.

Dan Bishop Net Worth

Bishop’s estimated net worth is not yet disclosed. Updates will be made soon.

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Dan Bishop News

In a major victory for both President Trump and national Republicans, North Carolina GOP state Sen. Dan Bishop was projected to win a fiercely contested special U.S. House election for the 9th District that was widely seen as a bellwether for the president’s chances in the 2020 election.

And another Republican House candidate, Greg Murphy, decisively won a separate special election in North Carolina’s more solidly GOP-leaning 3rd District earlier Tuesday evening — frustrating Democrats who spent millions trying to make a splash in the state.

Even Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairwoman Cheri Bustos acknowledged that the president contributed to Bishop’s win, writing in a statement that “we fell an inch short tonight, but it took more than $6 million in outside Republican spending and a last-minute Trump rally” to seal Democratic candidate Dan McCready’s fate in the 9th District.

The clean sweep heartened the president, who has long emphasized the national implications at stake. Trump unloaded on McCready in the fiery rally on Monday night, telling attendees that “to stop the far-left, you must vote in tomorrow’s special election.”

That effort, Trump said late Tuesday, had clearly paid dividends.

“Dan Bishop was down 17 points 3 weeks ago,” Trump wrote late Tuesday. “He then asked me for help, we changed his strategy together, and he ran a great race. Big Rally last night. Now it looks like he is going to win. @CNN &@MSNBC are moving their big studio equipment and to talent out. Stay tuned!”

He added: “BIG NIGHT FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!”

He added: “BIG NIGHT FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!”

Source: www.foxnews.com

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