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William T. Redmond

Born: Jan 28, 1954

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Teacher

Nationality: United States

William T. Redmond

Date of Birth : Jan 28, 1954
Birth Place : Chicago

William Thomas "Bill" Redmond is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New Mexico. Redmond was born in Chicago. He graduated from Lincoln Christian College and Seminary in 1979 and was ordained as a minister. Redmond later attended Murray State University, earning a degree in special education. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1980 until 1983 as part of an Army chaplain candidate program. Redmond was a minister for the Santa Fe Christian Church and a teacher at University of New Mexico–Los Alamos. He ran for Congress in 1996 and was badly defeated by the district's longtime Democratic incumbent, Bill Richardson. Three months after that contest, though, Richardson resigned to become United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Redmond entered the special election for the balance of Richardson's term. He was initially a huge underdog even though the Democratic candidate, state Insurance Commissioner Eric Serna, was deeply unpopular with voters in the district. Even so, a Green candidate siphoned off enough votes from Serna to allow Redmond to win by 3,000 votes.

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  • William Redmond
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