Jacob Turk

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Jacob Turk is the Republican candidate for the 5th Congressional District of Missouri

Jacob Turk is the Republican candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 5th Congressional District (map) of Missouri. He is the Republican nominee to challenge incumbent Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.). He won in primary elections which took place on August 5, 2008. [1]


Positions, record and controversies


Jacob Turk is a computer programmer, a former business owner and a marine veteran. [2]

2008 elections

Turk is the Republican nominee to challenge Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[3][4] He won in primary elections which took place on August 5, 2008. [1]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Campaign contributions

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
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Hodgdon Powder$ 5,200
Hemco Corp$ 5,000
Vance Brothers$ 4,700
Rockhill Orthopaedics$ 2,600
Wiese USA$ 2,500
MAWD Pathology Group$ 2,200
Hill Real Estate Dev Co LLC$ 2,000
Pca Services$ 2,000
Labanswer$ 1,500
Cna$ 1,000
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.

Committees and affiliations


Turk will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 '’Missouri 2008 General Election,"The Green Papers", August 6, 2008
  2. Matt Campbell, "U.S. House, 5th District: Four compete to face Cleaver in November", Kansas City Star, August 6, 2008
  3. 2008 Race Tracker page on Missouri’s 5th Congressional District
  4. "Interview with Jacob Turk," Mike Ferguson Online.

External resources

External articles