For over thirty years, Congressman Long was a real estate broker and owner of Billy Long Auctions, LLC in Springfield, along with being a radio talk show host from 1999-2006 on KWTO AM560. His experience running a small business and his time taking calls on the radio from concerned citizens gives him a unique understanding of the challenges facing families and small businesses in the Ozarks. His top priority in Washington is to stop the irresponsible spending and overreaching of modern day Washington. Billy is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He serves on three critical Energy and Commerce Subcommittees: Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade; Communications and Technology; and Oversight and Investigations. In addition to his small-business ownership, Long was a member of the National Association of Realtors, National Auctioneers Association, and the Missouri Professional Auctioneers’ Association for over 30 years each. Long has been inducted into the Missouri Professional Auctioneers’ Hall of Fame. Long also holds memberships in the National Rifle Association and the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Billy and his wife Barbara were married in 1984 at First & Calvary Presbyterian Church, of which they are still members and attend regularly. [10/2014]
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