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U.S. Representative

Robert Latta (R)

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OH-05
Positions
Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for OH-05

Confirmed: Angela Zimmann, Robert Latta
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for OH-05)
On the Web
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Bob Latta, a Republican, has represented the 5th Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2007. He won the seat in a special election to replace deceased Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-Ohio). The special election took place on December 11, 2007. Latta went on to win re-election in 2008 by defeating Democratic nominee George F. Mays in the November 2008 general election.

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Bio

Latta was elected to the Ohio State Senate in November 1996 representing the 2nd Senate District. In November 2000 he was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives to represent the 6th House District.[1]

Latta graduated from Bowling Green Senior High School in 1974, received a B.A. degree from Bowling Green State University in 1978, and received a law degreee from the University of Toledo College of law in 1981. He lives in Bowling Green with his wife Marcia and their two daughters Elizabeth and Maria.[2]

Bob Latta's father, Delbert L. Latta, held the 5th Congressional District for 30 years. Bob Latta lost an earlier bid to succeed his father in the seat in 1988 to Gillmor by a thin margin of 27 votes.[3]

2008 election

Latta won re-election in 2008 by defeating Democratic nominee George F. Mays in the November 2008 general election.[4]

2007 election

Latta was seeking the Republican nomination to replace Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-Ohio) in a special election. He won the election by a margin of 57% - 43% against Robin Weirauch.[5][6][7][8]

Money in Politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
American Electric Power$ 25,550
Marathon Petroleum$ 20,350
FirstEnergy Corp$ 12,500
Cardinal Health$ 11,000
Cooper Farms$ 11,000
Carlyle Group$ 10,500
American Bankers Assn$ 10,000
American Cable Assn$ 10,000
CSX Corp$ 10,000
Every Republican is Crucial PAC$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Robert Latta
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and affiliations

Committees

Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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Contact

DC office
  • 1323 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-6405 Fax: 202-225-1985
    Webform email
District offices
  • 1045 N. Main Street, Suite 6, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402-1361
    Ph: (419) 354-8700 Fax: (none entered)
  • 101 Clinton Street, Suite 1200, Defiance, Ohio 43512-2165
    Ph: (419) 782-1996 Fax: (none entered)
  • 130 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk, Ohio 44857
    Ph: (419) 668-0206 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
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Campaign

Official Wittman for Congress campaign website

Bob Latta for Congress
300 North Main Street
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Phone: 419.352.1956

Campaign@LattaforCongress.com

Twitter

Bob Latta posts on Twitter at http://twitter.com/boblatta/

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Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. Bob Latta for Congress Official Latta campaign website.
  2. Bob Latta for Congress Official Latta campaign website.
  3. Greg Giroux, "GOP’s Latta Bursts Dems’ Upset Bubble in Ohio House Special," CQ Politics, December 11, 2007.
  4. "Ohio - Election Results 2008", New York Times.
  5. Josh Kraushaar, "Republicans Win In Va., Ohio Elections," CBS News, December 12, 2007.
  6. Greg Giroux, "GOP’s Latta Bursts Dems’ Upset Bubble in Ohio House Special," CQ Politics, December 11, 2007.
  7. 2008 Race Tracker page on Ohio's 5th Congressional District
  8. Bob Latta for Congress Official Latta campaign website.

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