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Dave L. Hobson (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 10/17/1936 (Cincinnati, OH)
Race: White
Religion: Methodist
Residence: Springfield, OH
Education: BA in Political Science and History from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH; JD in Law from Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Occupation: Attorney
Office Type: U.S. House -- Ohio District 7 

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Dave Hobson was born in 1936 in Cincinnati and now resides in Springfield, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1958 and received his law degree from Ohio State University in 1963. Hobson was a member of the Ohio Air National Guard from 1958 to 1963.

He was appointed to the Ohio Senate in 1982 to fill a vacancy created by now-Sen. Michael DeWine's election to Congress. He was re-elected to three consecutive terms and was elected president pro-tem in 1988.

Hobson was first elected to the U.S. House in 1990.

He and his wife, Carolyn, have three adult children and six grandchildren.

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Dave Hobson was elected to the U.S. House in 1990, defeating Democrat Jack Schira with 62 percent of the vote. He was re-elected in 1992 with 71 percent of the vote over Democrat Clifford Heskett. He was unopposed in 1994.

He won in 1996 with 68 percent of the vote against Democrat Richard Blain. He twice defeated Democrat Donald Minor, winning in 1998 with 67 percent of the vote and in 2000 with 68 percent. In 2002, Hobson defeated Kara Anastasio with 68 percent of the vote. Hobson faces Anastasio again in November.

He had no opposition in Ohio's March 2, 2004, primary election for the 7th District.

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