Mike Oxley

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Michael Garver Oxley was a Republican who served in the United States House of Representatives from the Fourth Congressional District of Ohio from 1980 to 2007. He opted to retire rather than seek reelection in 2006.




Oxley was born February 11, 1944 in Findlay, Ohio and received a bachelor of arts degree from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 1966 and a law degree from the Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio) in 1969.

From 1969 to 1972, Oxley worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and became active in the Ohio Republican Party, serving as a delegate numerous times in the 1970s. He also served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1972 to 1981, and was elected a U.S. representative in 1980 in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of U.S. Rep. Tennyson Guyer and began serving in 1981 (97th Congress).

Congressional Career

Before and during his tenure in Congress, Oxley represented Ohio as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1976 and 1984. He was co-sponsor to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

Voting Record for the Iraq War

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

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

2006 elections

He announced his retirement from Congress on November 1, 2005, effective at the end of his term in 2007. Democrats nominated Richard E. Siferd and Republicans nominated James D. Jordan to contest the November 2006 election for his house seat. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1]

Meet the Cash Constituents

Links to more campaign contribution information for Mike Oxley
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


Criticism of press

On June 29, 2006, the House passed legislation (vote count) sponsored by Oxley that condemned media outlets, including the New York Times, for publishing information about a secret financial surveillance program set up by the Bush administration. [2] [(THOMAS bill info)

Committees and Affiliations

Committees in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Army Caucus
  • Congressional Narcotics Abuse and Control Caucus
  • Congressional Rural Caucus
  • Congressional Steel Caucus
  • Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
  • Law Enforcement Caucus
  • National Guard and Reserve Component Organization
  • Rural Health Care Coalition

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Member, Ohio Farm Bureau
  • Member, Rotary International
  • Member, Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • Member, Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

More Background Data

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

Articles and Resources


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