Russ Carnahan

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Russ Carnahan currently serves the Third Congressional district of Missouri

John Russell "Russ" Carnahan has been a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the Third Congressional District of Missouri, since 2005. (map).

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Bio

Born July 10, 1958 in Columbia, Missouri, Carnahan is the son of the late Mel Carnahan, a former Missouri governor, and Jean Carnahan, a former U.S. senator. Russ Carnahan received a bachelor's degree and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Carnahan's political career began in 2000 when he was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives. He narrowly defeated Jeanette Mott Oxford in the Democratic primary election [1] and went on to win the general election by a wide margin [2]. He was re-elected to this position in 2002.

Congressional career

After narrowly winning a ten-candidate Democratic primary election that included Jeff Smith, State Senator Steve Stoll, and former State Representative Joan Barry [3], Carnahan defeated Republican candidate William Federer for the open seat in the U.S. House [4].

The Third District, part of greater St. Louis, had previously been represented by longtime Democratic congressman and former House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, who announced in 2004 that he would not be seeking re-election to the House of Representatives.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated David Bertelsen to face Carnahan in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [5] Carnahan retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
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Committees and Affiliations

Committees

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

More Background Data

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

Contact

DC Office:
1232 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2671
Fax: 202-225-7452
Email: russ.carnahan AT mail.house.gov
Website

District Office- Crystal City:
517 Bailey Road
Crystal City, MO 63019
Phone: 636-937-8039
Fax: 636-937-7138

District Office- Saint Louis:
8764 Manchester Road, Suite 203
Saint Louis, MO 63144
Phone: 314-962-1523
Fax: 314-962-7169

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 Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on International Organizations Human Rights and Oversight, House Committee on Science and Technology, House Committee on Science and Technology/Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
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January 3, 2005
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
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Missouri House of Representatives
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District Offices:
1. 517 Bailey Road Crystal City, MO 63019
Phone: 636-937-8039 / Fax: 636-937-7138
2. 8764 Manchester Road, Suite 203 Saint Louis, MO 63144
Phone: 314-962-1523 / Fax: 314-962-7169




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Website: http://www.russcarnahan.com/index.php
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Date of Birth: July 10, 1958