Dan Boren

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Dan Boren currently serves the 2nd Congressional district of Oklahoma
This article is on Congressman Daniel David Boren. For his father, see David L. Boren.

Daniel David Boren, a Democrat, has represented Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2005. (map) [1]

Record and controversies

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Oil

Dan Boren has voted for Big Oil in 82% of important oil-related bills. These include Iraq War Funding, Climate Change Studies, Clean Energy, and Ending Oil Subsidies. See money in politics below.[citation needed]

Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Abramoff PAC money

Records from the Center for Responsive Politics show that Boren received $2,000 in campaign contributions from indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Boren's office could find no record of the contributions.

The Oklahoma Gazette, an alternative weekly, reported an aide's respose in January 2006: "We looked at the [CRP] Web site... It's important to make the distinction between money accepted from Jack Abramoff and his associates who contributed money directly, and money that is being contributed by people who happen to do business with him, and the Web site does not make that distinction. Our bottom line is, we've never taken any money from Jack Abramoff directly."[1]

Center for Responsive Politics has since reviewed Boren's case and removed him from the list of Abramoff PAC recipients. [2]

Bio

Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on August 2, 1973. Boren received a B.S. from Texas Christian University in 1997 and a MBA from the University of Oklahoma in 2000.

"Prior to public office, Dan served as the President and CEO of the Seminole State College Educational Foundation. He has also served as a senior aide at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and worked on the staff of former U.S. Congressman Wes Watkins. Dan is also involved in numerous organizations and is an avid outdoorsman and hunter."[3]

Boren served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004.

Congressional career

In the 2004 elections, Boren ran as the Democratic candidate for Oklahoma's second congressional district, succeeding Rep. Brad Carson, who was retiring for an unsuccessful bid for the United States Senate. He defeated Republican candidate Wayland Smalley by more than 85,000 votes (66% to 34%). He was one of only two politicians endorsed by country singer Toby Keith, the other being President George W. Bush. He is the son of University of Oklahoma President ,and former Governor and former Senator David L. Boren. His grandfather, Lyle Boren, represented southeastern Oklahoma in the U.S. Congress from 1937 to 1947.

Dan Boren's Congressional biography describes him as a "strong advocate for rural communities" and lists "top priorities" as "job creation, improving education and rural health care, and making Oklahoma's small business environment more conducive to growth. Also an active member of the Congressional Blue Dogs Caucus, Dan works closely with his colleagues to curb unnecessary government spending and keep Congress fiscally responsible."[4]

Boren, a conservative "Blue Dog" Democrat, is pro-life.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Patrick K. Miller to face Boren in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [5] Boren retained his seat.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00026481&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Dan Boren
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Oil and coal contributions

Dan Boren has received $173,950 in oil contributions during the 110th congress. $117,350 of those dollars were from industry PACS. He also received $32,300 in coal contributions during the 110th congress while representing. $31,000 of those dollars were from industry PACS. See oil voting record above.[citation needed]

Committees and affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Affiliations

More background data

Wikipedia also has an article on Dan Boren. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
216 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2701
Fax: 202-225-3038
Web Email
Website

District Office- Claremore:
309 West 1st Street
Claremore, OK 74017
Phone: 918-341-9336
Fax: 918-342-4806

District Office- McAlester:
321 South Third, Suite 4
Mcalester, OK 74501
Phone: 918-423-5951
Fax: 918-423-1940

District Office- Muskogee:
431 West Broadway
Muskogee, OK 74401
Phone: 918-687-2533
Fax: 918-686-0128

Articles and resources

References

  1. Dan Boren profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.

External resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, House Committee on Armed Services/Subcommittee on Readiness, House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology, House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on National Parks Forests and Public Lands
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
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January 3, 2005
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
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Oklahoma House of Representatives
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1. 309 West 1st Street Claremore, OK 74017
Phone: 918-341-9336 / Fax: 918-342-4806
2. 321 South Third, Suite 4 Mcalester, OK 74501
Phone: 918-423-5951 / Fax: 918-423-1940
3. 431 West Broadway Muskogee, OK 74401
Phone: 918-687-2533 / Fax: 918-686-0128




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Date of Birth: August 2, 1973