A second generation Greek-American, Gus Bilirakis was born on February 8, 1963 in Gainesville, Florida. Elected to Congress in 2007, Gus has had the honor to serve the people of Florida’s Twelfth Congressional District.
Currently, Gus Bilirakis serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee and is Vice-Chairman of the House Committee of Veterans’ Affairs. Gus works in a bipartisan manner to control federal spending, create jobs for middle class Americans, lower taxes, and seeks ways to make government smaller and more efficient. He remains committed to strengthening homeland security, improving education, increasing access to quality health care, protecting veterans’ benefits, and ensuring the long-term viability of Social Security and Medicare.
Gus earned his B.A. degree from the University of Florida and then achieved his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Upon graduation, Gus went straight to work at his family’s law firm, while also serving eight years in the Florida House of Representatives. Gus strongly believes in the importance of education and also teaches at St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida.