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Marcy Kaptur

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Marcy Kaptur currently serves the 9th Congressional district of Ohio

Marcia Carolyn Kaptur, a Democrat, has represented the Ninth Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1983. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Kaptur voted against 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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Kaptur was born June 17, 1946 in Toledo, Ohio and graduated from St. Ursula Academy in Toledo in 1964. She received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1968 and a master of arts degree from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 1974. She attended the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom in 1974 and did post-graduate study in urban planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge) in 1981.

Kaptur served on the Toledo-Lucas County Plan Commissions from 1969 to 1975 and was director of planning for the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs from 1975 to 1977. From 1977 to 1979, Kaptur served in the Carter administration as a domestic policy advisor.

Congressional career

Kaptur was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982. Following the 2002 elections, she made a short-lived bid to become House Minority Leader.

It was one of her constituents, Roger Durbin, who first suggested in 1987 the creation of a World War II memorial in Washington, D.C.. Kaptur spearheaded the project and the memorial opened in 2004.

Kaptur represented Ohio as a delegate to the 2000 Democratic National Convention and 2004 Democratic National Convention. She is thought of to be one of the most progressive members of Congress.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Bradley S. Leavitt to face Kaptur in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Kaptur retained her seat.

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


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

More Background Data

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


DC Office:
2366 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3509
Phone: 202-225-4146
Fax: 202-225-7711
Web Email

District Office- Toledo:
One Maritime Plaza, Sixth Floor
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: 419-259-7500
TollFree: 800-964-4699
Fax: 419-255-9623

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
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Committees: House Committee on Appropriations, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Agriculture Rural Development Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Defense, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Transportation Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies, House Committee on Budget,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 1982
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1983
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Assistant Director for Urban Affairs, White House,
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District Offices:
1. One Maritime Plaza, Sixth Floor, Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: 419-259-7500 / Fax: 419-255-9623

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Date of Birth: June 17, 1946

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