Bruce Braley

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Bruce Braley
U.S. Representative – IA-01
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Party Democratic
Assumed office

January 4, 2007

Preceded by Jim Nussle
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Born October 30, 1957
Spouse Carolyn Braley
Religion Presbyterian


Bruce Braley (D) is a lawyer from Waterloo, Iowa. In 2006, he successfully ran as the Democrat for the open seat in Iowa's First Congressional District; see Iowa Federal elections, 2006. He was endorsed by 11 labor groups, including the Iowa Federation of Labor. He also called for Iraqis to take over security in their country, so that US troops can come home.

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Bruce Braley lives in Waterloo with his wife, Carolyn, and their three children. Braley's father was injured in a workplace accident, so the family didn't have much money, and he put himself through college as a laborer. He graduated from Iowa State University, and got a J.D. from the University of Iowa in 1983.

Bruce is the past president of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, and has worked closely with Democratic legislators in Des Moines on many issues. He has helped draft legislation that was passed and signed into law on several occasions, and also served on Governor Vilsack's Task Force to Protect Iowans' Consumer Privacy. Bruce was very involved in the Edwards for President Campaign, serving as Black Hawk County Precinct Coordinator and hosting many student volunteers on caucus weekend. He also worked for the Kerry-Edwards campaign in Black Hawk County.

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