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Doug Tudor was the Democratic nominee for the 12th Congressional District of Florida

Doug Tudor was the Democratic nominee in the 2008 congressional elections for the 12th Congressional District (map) of Florida, challenging incumbent Rep. [Adam Putnam]] (R-Fla.).[1]

Positions, record and controversies

Tudor's campaign website states that he:

Supports:

• Bringing Our Troops Home From Iraq
• Ensuring Access to Affordable Healthcare for all Americans
• Shifting The Tax Burden Off of the Backs of Working-Class Americans
• Making the Improvement of America’s Public School System the #1 Long-Term Domestic Priority, Including the Repeal of No Child Left Behind
• Funding the Research and Development Needed to Find Alternative Fuel Sources
• Finding A Workable Solution for Non-Documented Workers
• Sensible Measures to Protect Our Environment
• The Revocation of The Patriot Act

Opposes:

• Tax Credits and Exemptions for Corporations Which Send Jobs Overseas
• Privatization of Social Security Benefits
• Domestic Wiretapping and Other Patriot Act Provisions
• Permanent Military Bases In Iraq
• Expansion of Oil Drilling in the Territorial Waters of the Gulf Of Mexico
• The Militarization of the America / Mexico Border

Will Vote For:

• Bills that Promote Economic Justice, Fiscal Responsibility, Energy Independence, Ecological Sense, Civil Rights, and Military Restraint

Bio

This is a copy of Doug's military bio.

Master Chief Tudor was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in September 1962. Reared primarily in Danville, Kentucky, he graduated from Danville High School in 1980. On April 19, 1983, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After completion of Personnelman Class “A” School, he was detailed to USS AUSTIN (LPD 4) homeported in Norfolk, Virginia. During his tour in AUSTIN, Master Chief Tudor accomplished many feats including being selected as her Sailor of the Quarter; being the first Personnelman Navy-wide to qualify as a Search and Rescue (SAR) wetcrewman; and serving as a member of the Excavation Team after the October 1983 Marine Headquarters bombing in Beirut, Lebanon. Additionally, he was selected for appointment as a Midshipman in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC). Upon appointment, he reported to Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Holding various leadership positions in the NROTC battalion, he was also twice elected as Student Body President.

Recalled to active duty in June 1991, he was detailed to Personnel Support Activity Detachment, Keflavik, Iceland, where he served as Officer Records Supervisor and Administrative Division Leading Petty Officer. During his tour in Iceland, he cross-rated to Yeoman and also served as President, Branch #255, Fleet Reserve Association. He was selected as PSD Keflavik’s Sailor of the Quarter and Sailor of the Year 1992. In April 1993 he reported to USS PETERSON (DD 969). During his tour as PETERSON’s Ship’s Secretary, Master Chief Tudor earned his qualification as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, was selected as her Sailor of the Quarter, and was elected as President of her First Class Petty Officers’ Association.

After completion of Yeoman “C” School in August 1995, Master Chief Tudor next reported as Flagwriter to Rear Admiral Jay A. Campbell; Deputy Director, Plans and Policy Directorate; Headquarters, U.S. European Command, Vaihingen, Germany. While stationed in Germany, Master Chief Tudor was selected as European Command’s Sailor of the Quarter and promoted to Chief Petty Officer. Additionally, he received his Bachelor of Science in Government from the University of Maryland. Next, in February 1998, Master Chief Tudor reported to Commander, Carrier Group SEVEN embarked in USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), homeported in San Diego, California, where he continued to serve as Rear Admiral Campbell’s Flagwriter. In January 2000, Master Chief Tudor began his service at U. S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida. He first served as Rear Admiral Campbell’s Flagwriter while assigned to the Plans and Policy Directorate (CCJ5). During this tour he was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer and served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for CCJ5.

In January 2002, Master Chief Tudor was selected to serve as the Flagwriter for U.S. Army General Tommy R. Franks; Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command. In April 2002, he graduated from the United States Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Montgomery, Alabama. In July 2003, U.S. Army General John P. Abizaid assumed the helm at U.S. Central Command, and Master Chief Tudor stayed in place as his Flagwriter. He was advanced to his current rank on October 16, 2004. In March 2007, United States Navy Admiral William J. Fallon assumed command of U.S. Central Command and retained Master Chief Tudor as his Flagwriter. Master Chief Tudor completed his Executive Juris Doctorate from Concord University School of Law in July 2007, and he retired from active duty on February 29, 2008.

During his sea duty, Master Chief Tudor has made all or part of four Mediterranean Sea deployments, one North Atlantic Ocean deployment, and participated in various operations in the Pacific Ocean and in the Caribbean and Red Seas. He has traveled extensively throughout the Central Command Area of Responsibility, including into the combat zones of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa. He has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with two gold stars), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (with two gold stars) along with various unit and campaign awards.

After his retirement, Master Chief Tudor ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida’s 12th Congressional District. He garnered over 137,000 votes and 42.5% of the vote, the second highest percentage in the state among those who were not elected. Master Chief Tudor is also the Secretary of the Florida Democratic Party’s Veterans Caucus.

Master Chief Tudor is married to the former Paula Stahl, an Air Force Master Sergeant. They reside in Riverview, Florida and have three children: Hannah, Alec, and Elle. [2]

2008 elections

Tudor was the Democratic nominee seeking to challenge Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[3][4] [1]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases.

Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Doug Tudor. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00029982&cycle=2008</crpcontribdata>

Committees and affiliations

Committees

Tudor will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.

Affiliations

Tudor is the Secretary, Florida Democratic Party Democratic Veterans Caucus.
Tudor is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

More background data

Contact

Doug Tudor for Congress
P.O. Box 1220
Riverview, FL 33568-1220
www.teamtudor.org

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 “Florida 2008 General Election,"The Green Papers, August 27, 2008
  2. Military Bio
  3. 2008 Race Tracker page on Florida's 12th Congressional District
  4. Official Tudor for U.S. Congress website

External resources

External articles