Congressman Gus Bilirakis, of Palm Harbor, was first elected to Congress in 2006, and is currently serving his fifth term in the United States House of Representatives. Gus serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee, is Vice-Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and leads many important congressional caucuses. Working in a bipartisan manner, his priorities include controlling government spending, creating jobs, lowering taxes, strengthening homeland security, improving education, increasing access to quality health care, protecting Veterans, and ensuring the long-term viability of Social Security and Medicare. The Energy and Commerce Committee is the longest-standing committee in the House. As the only Florida Republican, Gus continues to be a strong voice for Florida. His roles on the Health, Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, and Communications and Technology Subcommittees are highly beneficial to Florida. Florida has the greatest proportion of residents over 65, making it crucial for Congress to ensure a quality and affordable healthcare system for current and future generations.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Gus served four terms in the Florida House where he chaired several prominent panels. During this time, he also served as Senior Partner at the Bilirakis Law Group in Holiday. Gus graduated from the University of Florida and earned a J.D. from Stetson
University. He also currently teaches government classes at St. Petersburg College. Gus and his wife, Eva, have four sons – Michael, Teddy, Manuel and Nicholas