Marcy Kaptur

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U.S. Representative

Marcy Kaptur (D)


Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Appropriations, House Committee on Budget
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for OH-09

Confirmed: Joe Wurzelbacher, Marcy Kaptur
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for OH-09)
On the Web
Official website

Marcia Carolyn Kaptur, a Democrat, has represented the Ninth Congressional District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1983.


Record and controversies

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Americans for Democratic Action 95 - 19/20 100 - 20/20
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce 47 - 9/20 not avail.

Iraq War

Kaptur voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

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

Environmental record

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Kaptur was born June 17, 1946 in Toledo, Ohio and graduated from St. Ursula Academy in Toledo in 1964. She received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1968 and a master of arts degree from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 1974. She attended the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom in 1974 and did post-graduate study in urban planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge) in 1981.

Kaptur served on the Toledo-Lucas County Plan Commissions from 1969 to 1975 and was director of planning for the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs from 1975 to 1977. From 1977 to 1979, Kaptur served in the Carter administration as a domestic policy advisor.

Congressional career

Kaptur was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982. Following the 2002 elections, she made a short-lived bid to become House Minority Leader.

It was one of her constituents, Roger Durbin, who first suggested in 1987 the creation of a World War II memorial in Washington, D.C.. Kaptur spearheaded the project and the memorial opened in 2004.

Kaptur represented Ohio as a delegate to the 2000 Democratic National Convention and 2004 Democratic National Convention. She is thought of to be one of the most progressive members of Congress.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Bradley S. Leavitt to face Kaptur in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Kaptur retained her seat.

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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

More Background Data

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


DC office
  • 2186 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-4146 Fax: 202-225-7711
    Webform email
District offices
  • One Maritime Plaza, Sixth Floor, Toledo, OH 43604
    Ph: 419-259-7500 Fax: (none entered)
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