John Yarmuth

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John Yarmuth currently serves the 3rd Congressional district of Kentucky

John Yarmuth has been a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing the Third Congressional District of Kentucky since 2007. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Biography

A 1969 graduate of Yale University, he worked as a legislative aide to U. S. Senator Marlow Cook from 1971 to 1975. Yarmuth is best known as the publisher of several alternative newspapers, the most notable of which, the Louisville Eccentric Observer, he founded in 1990 and sold in 2003. He has also been featured on several television debate programs. He and his wife Catherine have one son. [1]

2006 elections

Yarmuth, having been a long record of written positions, was expected to be a weak opponent for the seat of Rep. Anne Northup. The race, however, was markedly close. Yarmuth's anti-Iraq war positions forced Northup to join a small number of Republicans in calling for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation.[2]

Yarmuth is against tax-cuts for the rich and supports a national universal health care plan.[3]

Yarmuth defeated Republican Rep. Anne Northrup 51%-47%. [4]

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for John Yarmuth
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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

Committees

More Background Data

Background information on Anne Northup, whom John Yarmuth challenged in the 2006 congressional elections:

Contact

Washington D.C. Office:
319 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone:(202) 225-5401
Fax: (202) 225-5776
Website

District Office:
Romano Mazzoli Federal Building
600 Martin Luther King Jr. Place,
Suite 216
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502)-582-5129
Fax: (502)582-5897

Twitter

Articles and Resources

Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Articles

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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First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2006
First Took Current Office:
January 4, 2007
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
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Freshman Member?
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House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Higher Education Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness, House Committee on Education and Labor/Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on Information Policy Census and National Archives, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs
Other Party Membership: Switched from Republican to Democratic Party (1985)
District Offices:
1. Romano Mazzoli Federal Building 600 Martin Luther King Jr. Place, Suite 216 Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-582-5129 / Fax: 502-582-5897





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Date of Birth: November 4, 1947