John Yarmuth

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U.S. Representative

John Yarmuth ()
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Committees: House Committee on Budget, House Committee on Ways and Means
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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John Yarmuth has been a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing the Third Congressional District of Kentucky since 2007.

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Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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A 1969 graduate of Yale University, he worked as a legislative aide to U. S. Senator Marlow Cook from 1971 to 1975. Yarmuth is best known as the publisher of several alternative newspapers, the most notable of which, the Louisville Eccentric Observer, he founded in 1990 and sold in 2003. He has also been featured on several television debate programs. He and his wife Catherine have one son. [1]

2006 elections

Yarmuth, having been a long record of written positions, was expected to be a weak opponent for the seat of Rep. Anne Northup. The race, however, was markedly close. Yarmuth's anti-Iraq war positions forced Northup to join a small number of Republicans in calling for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation.[2]

Yarmuth is against tax-cuts for the rich and supports a national universal health care plan.[3]

Yarmuth defeated Republican Rep. Anne Northrup 51%-47%. [4]

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Brown-Forman Corp$ 21,900
Sonny's Franchise Co$ 15,200
United Parcel Service$ 15,000
Kindred Healthcare$ 13,050
Ford Motor Co$ 11,000
American Assn for Justice$ 10,000
American Federation of Teachers$ 10,000
Boilermakers Union$ 10,000
Carpenters & Joiners Union$ 10,000
General Electric$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' 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.
Links to more campaign contribution information for John Yarmuth
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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

More Background Data

Background information on Anne Northup, whom John Yarmuth challenged in the 2006 congressional elections:


DC office
  • 435 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-5401 Fax: 202-225-5776
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District offices
  • Romano Mazzoli Federal Building 600 Martin Luther King Jr. Place, Suite 216 Louisville, KY 40202
    Ph: 502-582-5129 Fax: (none entered)
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