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Dave Camp currently serves the 4th Congressional district of Michigan

David Lee Camp, usually known as Dave Camp, has been a Republican member of the U. S. House of Representatives since 1991, representing the 4th District of Michigan. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Camp voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

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

Environmental record

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Camp was born July 9, 1953, in Midland, Michigan, where he graduated from H.H. Dow High School in 1971. He attended the University of Sussex, Brighton, England, 1973-1974 and earned his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1975 from Albion College in Albion, Michigan. He earned a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1978. Camp worked as a member of the Midland County, Michigan board of canvassers and a member of the Midland County Republican executive committee. He was special assistant attorney general, and Michigan state attorney general, 1980-1984. He served on the staff of Representative Representative Bill Schuette of Michigan, 1984-1987. He served one term in the Michigan state house of representatives from 1989-1990.

Congressional career

"A member of the House Republican leadership team, Camp serves as a deputy majority whip to help ensure the Republicans' agenda is passed. Camp managed the successful campaign of Rep. J. Dennis Hastert (IL-16) to become Speaker of the House and is a member of the Steering Committee, which determines the chairmanship and membership of House committees."[1]

According to his website biography, "Camp is dedicated to keeping the trust and representing the values of his constituents in mid-Michigan. A fiscal conservative, he has been named a "taxpayer hero" by Citizens Against Government Waste. His voting record has also earned him a perfect score from Citizens for a Sound Economy and the Spirit of Enterprise award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce."[2]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Michael Ray Huckleberry to face Camp in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [3] Camp retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Dave Camp
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

Committees and Affiliations


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


DC Office:
137 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-2204
Phone: 202-225-3561
Fax: 202-225-9679
Web Email

District Office- Midland:
135 Ashman Drive
Midland, MI 48640
Phone: 989-631-2552
TollFree: 800-342-2455
Fax: 989-631-6271

District Office- Traverse City:
121 East Front Street, Suite 202
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231-929-4711
TollFree: 800-342-2455
Fax: 231-929-4776

Articles and Resources


Local blogs and discussion sites

More Background Data

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

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 Ways and Means, House Committee on Ways and Means/Subcommittee on Health, House Committee on Ways and Means/Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 6, 1990
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1991
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Michigan House of Representatives
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 135 Ashman Drive Midland, MI 48640
Phone: 989-631-2552 / Fax: 989-631-6271
2. 121 East Front Street, Suite 202 Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231-929-4711 / Fax: 231-929-4776

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Date of Birth: July 9, 1953

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