Bill Brough

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William P. Brough
California State Assemblyman, Bill Brough.jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 73rd district
Assumed office
December 1, 2014
Preceded by Diane Harkey
Personal details
Born (1966-10-15) October 15, 1966 (age 51)
Middletown, Connecticut
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Michelle Brough
Children 2
Residence Dana Point, California
Alma mater University of Connecticut
Occupation Politician
Profession Government Affairs Consultant

William P. Brough (born October 15, 1966) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Republican representing the 73rd district, encompassing southern Orange County.[1] Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was a Dana Point councilmember. Previously, Brough served as Chief of Staff to California State Assemblywoman Diane Harkey in the 73rd Assembly District, as the White House Liaison at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C. in the Bush Administration, and as a Congressional Aide to former congressman Christopher Cox. In 2016, he founded the California Legislative Irish Caucus.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

After high school, Brough enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving on active duty from 1986–1990 and in 1995 graduated from the University of Connecticut. Brough and his wife have two children.[4]

2014 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 73rd State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wendy Gabriella 16,420 27.8
Republican Bill Brough 16,365 27.7
Republican Jesse Petrilla 11,287 19.1
Republican Paul G. Glabb 8,353 14.2
Republican Anna Bryson 6,549 11.1
Total votes 58,974 100.0
General election
Republican Bill Brough 76,783 67.9
Democratic Wendy Gabriella 36,292 32.1
Total votes 113,075 100.0
Republican hold

2016 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 73rd State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Brough (incumbent) 74,568 99.6
Democratic Mesbah Islam (write-in) 278 0.4
Total votes 74,846 100.0
General election
Republican Bill Brough (incumbent) 144,653 68.8
Democratic Mesbah Islam 65,662 31.2
Total votes 210,315 100.0
Republican hold


  1. ^ "William Brough - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2016-12-21. 
  2. ^ Corr, Frank. "Californian Leaders in Dublin". Retrieved 2016-12-21. 
  3. ^ Murphy, Mark (2016-07-18). "Strengthening Business Links Between California and Ireland". Retrieved 2016-12-21. 
  4. ^ City of Dana Point. "William P. Brough – Council Member". 

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