Representative Bruce Braley's Biography


Full Name: Bruce Braley
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Carolyn; 3 Children: Lisa, David, Paul
Birth Date: 10/30/1957
Birth Place: Grinnell
Home City: Waterloo, IA
  • Favorite Book:

    To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee; We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates; It Can't Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis; In the Fall, Jeffrey Lent; Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford; R.L.'s Dream, Walter Mosely, The Beet Queen, Louise Erdrich; Goodby, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War, William Manchester; Blue Highways, William Least-Heat Moon; Parting the Waters, Taylor Branch

  • Favorite Musician:

    Bruce Springsteen, Counting Crows, Miles Davis, Alicia Keys, Jackson Browne, The Killers, Norah Jones, U2, Jane Monheit

  • Favorite Quote:

    "I will study and prepare myself and someday my chance will come." Abraham Lincoln (This quote was on my grade school report cards from 1st through 6th grade)

    "A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way." (Anonymous)

  • Favorite TV Shows:

    The Office; Frontline; Rachel Maddow Show; American Experience; Countdown; Diners, Dives and Drive-Ins; The Colbert Report; Man vs. Food

  • Hobbies or Special Talents:

    Hiking, biking, Rock Band, ping pong, basketball, reading, movies, vacations, spending time with my family, genealogy


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Post Office Box 856
Des Moines, IA 50304
Phone: 515-244-1270

Washington, D.C.
2263 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-2911

1050 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

Phone: 563-557-7789

310 3rd Street Southeast
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Phone: 319-364-2288
Fax: 319-364-2994

219 East 4th Street
Waterloo, IA 50703

Phone: 319-287-3233

Key Staff
Sarah Benzing
Chief of Staff

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Phone: 202-225-2911

Key Staff
Angela Ruslander

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Phone: 202-225-2911
Fax: 202-225-6666

Key Staff
Jeff Giertz
Media Director

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Phone: 202-225-2911