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Paul Kanjorski

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Paul Kanjorski previously served the 11th Congressional district of Pennsylvania

Paul E. Kanjorski, a Democrat, is a former U.S. Representative for the 11th Congressional district of Pennsylvania, having served 1985 to 2011. The district includes Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and most of the Poconos. (map)[1]

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Paul Kanjorski voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

Kanjorski 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.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Heart bypass surgery

On March 19, 2007, Kanjorski underwent heart bypass surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. His office announced that the surgery was to operate on three blood vessels surrounding his heart, and not caused by a heart attack.

Bio

Kanjorski was born April 7, 1937 in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Temple University and the Dickinson School of Law. He also served in the United States Army. Before his election to Congress, Kanjorski was a trial attorney in Northeastern Pennsylvania. During that time, he served as a worker's compensation administrative law judge and served as solicitor to several communities.

Congressional career

Kanjorski ran four times for Congress in the early 1980s. On the fourth try, in 1984, he was finally elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Kanjorkski has had a mixed voting record - liberal on economics and moderate on social issues. Kanjorski usually plays behind-the-scenes roles in the advocacy or defeat of legislation and steers appropriations money toward improving the infrastructure and economic needs of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

2006 elections

In 2006, Republicans nominated Joseph F. Leonardi to face Kanjorski in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Kanjorski retained his seat.

2010 elections

In 2010, Kanjorski lost his House seat to Republican Lou Barletta.[1]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00001509&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Paul Kanjorski
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


Committees and affiliations

Committees

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

  • House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises - Ranking Minority Member
    • Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology
  • House Committee on Government Reform
    • Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census
    • Subcommittee on Government Management Finance and Accountability

More background data

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

Former contact

DC Office:
2188 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-3811
Phone: 202-225-6511
TollFree: 1-800-222-2346
Fax: 202-225-0764
Web Email
Website

District Office- Mount Pocono:
102 Pocono Boulevard
Mount Pocono, PA 18344-1412
Phone: 570-895-4176
Fax:

District Office- Scranton:
546 Spruce Street
Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: 570-496-1011
Fax: 570-496-6439

District Office- Wilkes-Barre:
The Stegmaier Building
7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard, Suite 400 M
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-5283
Phone: 570-825-2200
TollFree: 1-800-222-2346
Fax: 570-825-8685

Campaign contact information

Official Kanjorski for Congress Web site

Pennsylvanians For Kanjorski
126 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Telephone: (570) 825-6070

vote@kanjorski.org

Articles and resources

References

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

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
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees:
110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology, 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 Government Management Organization and Procurement, House Committee on Science and Technology, House Committee on Science and Technology/Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 6, 1984
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1985
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
None or not available
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 102 Pocono Boulevard, Mount Pocono, PA 18344-1412
Phone: 570-895-4176 / Fax:
2. 546 Spruce Street, Scranton, PA 18503
Phone: 570-496-1011 / Fax: 570-496-6439
3. The Stegmaier Building, 7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard, Suite 400 M, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-5283
Phone: 570-825-2200 / Fax: 570-825-8685




Campaign Contact:

Website: Official Kanjorski for Congress Web site
Webform Email: vote@kanjorski.org / Email: vote@kanjorski.org

Campaign Offices:

1. Pennsylvanians For Kanjorski, 126 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Phone: 570-825-6070 / Fax:



Zip Code Affiliations:
Misc:

Date of Birth: April 2, 1937