Gus Bilirakis, U.S. Representative for Florida

Gus Bilirakis

U.S. Representative for Florida

Gud Michael Bilirakis was born in February 1963 in Gainesville, Florida. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, and received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University. He interned for President Ronald Reagan. 

Bilirakis took over his father’s law practice, which specialized in probate and estate planning. He helped with his father’s campaigns as the elder Bilirakis served in Congress for over two decades.

He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1998 and served there for eight years. When his father decided to retire, Bilirakis ran for his congressional seat and won in 2006.

Bilirakis is married to Eva, and they have four children. He is Eastern Orthodox.

In the News…

The House of Representatives passed the Transparency in Charges for Key Events Ticketing Act, introduced by Representative Gus Bilirakis of Florida, that would require ticket sellers to list the total cost, including fees, to buyers. Sellers would not be allowed to sell “speculative” tickets, ones they do not have in their possession.

The legislation would also mandate refunds for events that are canceled or postponed, and prohibit deceptive websites set up by secondary sellers.

Congressman Bilirakis, chair of the Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee, was joined by his colleagues on the Energy and Commerce Committee in stating, “This consensus legislation will end deceptive ticketing practices that frustrate consumers who simply want to enjoy a concert, show, or sporting event by restoring fairness and transparency to the ticket marketplace. After years of bipartisan work, we will now be able to enhance the customer experience of buying event tickets online. We look forward to continuing to work together to urge quick Senate passage so that we can send it to the President’s desk to be signed into law.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Bilirakis today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Gus Bilirakis 
Representative for California 
2306 Rayburn House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515 


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