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Record and controversies
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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. 
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.
Yarmuth is against tax-cuts for the rich and supports a national universal health care plan.
Money in politics
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|Links to more campaign contribution information for John Yarmuth
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
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- Revolving door profile for John Yarmuth from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for John Yarmuth from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for John Yarmuth from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and Affiliations
- House Committee on Education and Labor
- Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness
- Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities
- House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives
- Subcommittee on National Security and International Relations
More Background Data
Washington D.C. Office:
319 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Fax: (202) 225-5776
Romano Mazzoli Federal Building
600 Martin Luther King Jr. Place,
Louisville, KY 40202
Articles and Resources
- Yarmuth for Congress, official campaign site.
Local blogs and discussion sites
- Kathleen Hunter, "Polls Indicate Northup’s Grip on Ky. 3 Seat May Be Loosening," CQ Politics, October 23, 2006.
- Kay Stewart, "Yarmuth: Politics motivated foe's Rumsfeld stance," Courier-Journal, October 27, 2006.
- Dylan T. Lovan, "Ky. Republican in Toss-Up House Race," Associated Press', October 31, 2006.
- Jerry Skurnik, " Congressional Elections - Good for the Jews (and the Buddhists)," Room Eight, November 8, 2006.
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
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|First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2006
|First Took Current Office:
January 4, 2007
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
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)|
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Date of Birth: November 4, 1947