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Daniel David Boren (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 8/2/1973 (Shawnee, OK)
Race: White
Religion: Methodist
Residence: Paden, OK
Education: BA in Economics from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX; MBA in Business from University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Occupation: State Representative
Office Type: U.S. House -- Oklahoma District 2 

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Dan Boren was born in Shawnee, Okla., and lives in the small town of Paden, Okla., in rural Okfuskee County. Boren earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1997 and went on to earn an MBA from the University of Oklahoma.

Boren is the son of former Governor, U.S. Senator and current University of Oklahoma President David Boren and the late Janna L. Robbins of Madill. Boren's grandfather, Lyle H. Boren, represented eastern Oklahoma in Congress for 10 years beginning in 1936.

Boren was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2002 at the age of 29. He was named incoming caucus chairman by his fellow Democrats, the first freshman state lawmaker to ever receive the honor.

Prior to his election, Boren was president and chief executive officer of the Seminole State College Educational Foundation. He also worked as a senior aide to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and held staff positions for former U.S. Rep. Wes Watkins. Boren has experience in the oil and banking industries.

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Dan Boren was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2002. Boren received 65 percent of the vote in the general election to 35 percent for the eight-year Republican incumbent he defeated, former Rep. Mike Ervin of Wewoka.

Boren received 58 percent of the vote in a four-candidate primary race on July 27 to secure the Democratic nomination for the eastern Oklahoma district.

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