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Bob Etheridge (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 8/7/1941 (Sampson County, NC)
Race: White
Religion: Presbyterian
Residence: Lillington, NC
Education: BA in Business from Campbell University, Buis Creek, NC
Occupation: Business Owner
Office Type: U.S. House -- North Carolina District 2 

       
Quarterly Campaign Finance Information

Cash on Hand:
$733,794

Total Receipts:
$642,401

Total Disbursements:
$403,848

Date of Last Report:
6/30/2004

Biography:

Bob Etheridge was born in Sampson County, N.C., and resides in Lillington, N.C. He received a bachelor's degree from Campbell University in 1965. He served two years in the U.S. Army, from 1965 to 1967. He worked as a tobacco farmer and owned a hardware store.

Etheridge served in the North Carolina House from 1978 to 1988, and was the state Superintendent of Public Instruction for eight years. He also co-owned a radio station. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 1996.

Etheridge and his wife, Faye, have three children.


Past Campaigns:

Bob Etheridge has served in government since 1972, beginning with a four-year stint as a Harnett County (N.C.) commissioner. He was elected to the North Carolina House in 1978, where he chaired the main budget-writing committee.

He served until 1988, when he was elected state Superintendent of Public Instruction. He was re-elected in 1992.

Etheridge was elected to the U.S. House in 1996 with 53 percent of the vote, defeating incumbent Republican Rep. David Funderburk. He has won re-election every two years since.


Web site: http://www.house.gov/etheridge/
Email address: None given.



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