Nathan Deal

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Nathan Deal is the governor of Georgia

John Nathan Deal, a Republican, is the governor of Georgia since 2011. Previously he represented the 9th District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives 1993 to March 2010. The district takes up the entire border with Tennessee and part of the border with North Carolina, and extends into part of the Atlanta suburbs.[1]

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Deal voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[2]

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

ARMPAC

According to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "Nathan Deal has taken $3,245 from Tom DeLay's ARMPAC... Deal voted with Tom DeLay 93% of the time between Jan. 1 2004 and March 31 2005."[1]

Bio

Deal was born August 25, 1942, in Millen, Georgia. He was educated at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and served in the United States Army. He later worked as a lawyer, assistant district attorney, judge and member of the Georgia Senate from 1981-93, serving as president pro tem in his last term.

Deal served his first congressional term and the first four months of his second term as a Democrat. However, he switched to the Republicans in April 1995 after stating he felt uncomfortable being the most conservative Democrat in the Georgia delegation. He was reelected as a Republican in 1996 by a large margin even though his Democratic opponent, McCracken Poston, was endorsed by Deal's successor, popular eight-term Democrat Ed Jenkins. [2]

As an immigration reform advocate, Deal has introduced such reform legislation as H.R. 698, the Citizenship Reform Act which would eliminate birthright citizenship in the U.S.[3]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated John Douglas Bradbury to face Deal in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [4] Deal retained his seat.

2010 elections

In March 2010, Deal resigned his House seat to focus on his run for Georgia governor. "But critics said his resignation was precipitated by an ethics investigation. A week after Deal left Washington, the Office of Congressional Ethics released a report saying Deal had improperly used his position to influence state programs in his favor." Deal won the fall election for governor.[1]

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Nathan Deal
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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
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Committees and affiliations

Committees

House Committee on Energy and Commerce

    • Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet
    • Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials
    • Subcommittee on Health - Ranking Member

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

House Committee on Energy and Commerce

    • Subcommittee on Commerce Trade and Consumer Protection
    • Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials
    • Subcommittee on Health - Chair

More background data

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

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nathan Deal profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.
  2. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

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