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Sherwood "Sherry" Boehlert was a Republican member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing New York's upstate 24th Congressional District from 1983 to 2007. He opted to retire rather than seek reelection in 2006.
Boehlert was born September 28, 1936 in Utica, New York and graduated from Utica College. He served two years in the United States Army (1956-1958), and then worked as a manager of public relations for Wyandotte Chemical Company.
After leaving Wyandotte, Boehlert served as Chief of Staff for two upstate Congressmen, Alexander Pirnie and Donald Mitchell; following this, he was elected the county executive of Oneida County, New York, serving from 1979 to 1983. After his four-year term as county executive, he ran successfully for Congress in the elections of 1982 and has served continuously to date.
Boehlert is considered to be a member of the party's moderate wing.
Record and Controversies
Boehlert voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.
In 2006, Boehlert announced that he would retire at the end of his term. Democrats nominated Michael Arcuri and Republicans nominated Raymond A. Meier to contest the November 2006 election for his house seat. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) 
Money in politics
|Links to more campaign contribution information for Sherwood Boehlert
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
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Employment of wife
Since 2002, Rep. Boehlert's wife Marianne has been employed as his campaign treasurer. She remained on the payroll during the 2006 election cycle despite the fact that Boehlert was not running for reelection to handle FEC filings and perform other duties related to closing down Boehlert's campaign office. In the 2006 election cycle, she was paid $35,430. 
Committees and Affiliations
Committees in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)
Coaltions and Caucuses
- The Republican Main Street Parnership
- The Republican Majority For Choice
- Republicans For Choice
- Republicans For Environmental Protection
More Background Data
Articles and Resources
- Official website
- Boehlert's issue positions
- Technorati Search: Sherwood Boehlert
- Google News Search: Sherwood Boehlert
- Yahoo! News Search: Sherwood Boehlert
- Power Trips: How much does Sherwood Boehlert travel?
- GovTrack Statistics: Sherwood Boehlert
- Open Secrets - 2006 congressional races database
Local blogs and discussion sites
- Juliet Eilperin,, "GOP Chairmen Face Off on Global Warming", Washington Post, July 18, 2005.
- John Milgram, "Officials Investigating Fundraising Parties", The Daily Star, February 4, 2006
- Boehlert: I am not Under Investigation by Tom Grace, The Daily Star, February 8, 2006.
- John Machacek, "Boehlert to Retire", Gannett News Service, March 17, 2006.
- "A Republican Rara Avis", Editorial, New York Times, March 21, 2006.
- Gur, "The Phattest Bubble You've Ever Seen?", Room Eight, May 12, 2006.
- Gur, "What Part Of "You Will Pimp My Pay to $168K" Did You Not Understand?", Room Eight, June 30, 2006.
- Congressional Wire, "Earth to Congress - Come In!", Room Eight, July 11, 2006.
- Gur, "Why Bother?", Room Eight, July 12, 2006.
District Office- Auburn:
21 Lincoln Street
Auburn, NY 13021
District Office- Cortland:
45 Church Street
Cortland, NY 13045
District Office- Utica:
10 Broad Street
Utica, NY 13501
TollFree: 800-235-2525 (in NY)