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David Hobson

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Dave Hobson served the 7th Congressional district of Ohio from 1991-2008

David Lee Hobson, a Republican, represented the Seventh Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991-2008. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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

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

Environmental record

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Bio

Hobson was born October 17, 1936 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, Ohio) in 1958 and a law degree from Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio) in 1963. He served in the Ohio Air National Guard from 1958 to 1963.

Hobson served as an Ohio state senator from 1982 to 1990, serving as President of the Ohio Senate from 1988 to 1990.

Congressional career

In 1990, after Mike DeWine left his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to become Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, Hobson was elected to replace him. Hobson began serving in the House in 1991.

Retirement from politics

On October 15, 2007, Rep. Hobson became the third Ohio Republican to announce he would not seek reelection at the end of his current term. Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) who entered Congress the same year as Hobson, said he would miss Hobson’s “commitment to service, his effective leadership, and his dry wit, but the Ohio delegation and the entire Congress will as well.” Though he is in good health as he turned 71, he left Ohio's 7th Congressional District's seat open for 2008, in the hopes that it will still remain red.[2]

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for David Hobson
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

"Pork barrel" spending

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), a group that advocates for lower federal spending, named Rep. Hobson "Porker of the Month" in January 2008 for "earmarking funds for a public restroom and gas station."[3]

CAGW specifically cited a "$300,000 Economic Development Initiative (EDI) grant for the Springfield Arts Council for "construction of Phase III of the west plaza comfort station" in the Fiscal 2008 Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies portion of the omnibus appropriations bill."[4]

Hobson's gas station earmark began in 2001 with an $800,000 EDI grant to the Tawawa Community Development Corporation in Wilberforce, Ohio. The gas station was finally completed, with an additional $900,000 from the county commissioners, on December 27, 2007.[5]

Hobson was also awarded "Porker of the Month" in November 2003 by CAGW. [6]

Committees and Affiliations

Committee assignments in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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

More Background Data

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

Contact

DC Office:
2346 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3507
Phone: 202-225-4324
Fax:
Web Email
Website

District Office- Lancaster:
212 South Broad Street, Room 55
Lancaster, OH 43130-4389
Phone: 740-654-5149
Fax: 540-654-7825

District Office- Springfield:
5 West North Street, Suite 200
Post Office Box 269
Springfield, OH 45501
Phone: 937-325-0474
Fax: 937-325-9188

Articles and 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
Leadership Position:
None
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Subcommittee on Energy and Water
Caucuses:
Republican Main Street Partnership
Committees: House Committee on Appropriations, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Defense, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 6, 1990
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1991
Next Election:
Term Ends:
January 3, 2009
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Ohio State Senate
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 212 South Broad Street, Room 55 Lancaster, OH 43130-4389
Phone: 740-654-5149 / Fax: 540-654-7825
2. 5 West North Street, Suite 200 Post Office Box 269 Springfield, OH 45501
Phone: 937-325-0474 / Fax: 937-325-9188




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Date of Birth: October 17, 1936


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