Jacob Turk is a computer programmer, a former business owner and a marine veteran. 
Turk is the Republican nominee to challenge Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) in the 2008 congressional elections. He won in primary elections which took place on August 5, 2008. 
Money in politics
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The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Jacob Turk. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information.
Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
Amount (US Dollars)
American Midwest Fleet Solut
Truman Medical Centers
Clifford Manufacturing Co
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.
Committees and affiliations
Turk will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.