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Bill Bernstein (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 2/28/1950 (Dallas, TX)
Race: White
Religion: Jewish
Residence: Dallas, TX
Education: BA from University of Texas, Austin, TX; MS in counselor education from University of North Texas, Dallas, TX
Occupation: Professional Counselor
Office Type: U.S. House -- Texas District 5 

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Bill Bernstein was born in Dallas, Texas, where his family has lived since the 1880s. He earned a bachelor degree from the University of Texas in 1972.

After graduation, he volunteered in Sri Vidya Samiti, India from 1974 to 1986. For the next five years, he was president and CEO of United World Travel, a travel agency with about 25 employees in Dallas.

From 1993 to 1995, Bernstein worked as a counselor at Richland College and Center of English Language, both in Dallas. In 1995, Bernstein earned a masters in counselor education from the University of North Texas and became a licensed professional counselor.

From 1996 to 2000, he was a counselor at Galaxy Counseling Center, Jesko Associates, Family Guidance Center. In 1996, Bernstein became deputy director of Mosaic Family Services, Inc., an agency serving refugee and immigrant communities as well as providing HIV/AIDS prevention services for the North Texas area.

From 1999 to 2001, he chaired the Dallas County's Domestic Violence Subcommittee. Since 1999, he has chaired the Family Violence Prevention Council's Cultural Diversity Committee and he has chaired the Metroplex Refugee Network since last year.

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Bill Bernstein ran unsuccessfully for a seat in Congress in 2002.

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