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Marcy Carolyn Kaptur (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 6/17/1946 (Toledo, OH)
Race: White
Religion: Catholic
Residence: Toledo, OH
Education: BA in History from University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; MA in Urban Planning from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Occupation: Urban Planner
Office Type: U.S. House -- Ohio District 9 

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Marcy Kaptur was born in 1946 in Toledo, Ohio, and still lives there. She received a bachelor's degree in history in 1968 from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Michigan in 1974. She then worked as an urban planner and was assistant director for urban affairs with the domestic policy office of the White House during the Carter administration, 1977-79.

Kaptur was first elected to the U.S. House in 1982.

Kaptur is single.

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Marcy Kaptur was elected to the U.S. House in 1982, with 58 percent of the vote, ousting incumbent Republican Rep. Ed Weber. She was re-elected throughout the 1980s, defeating Republican Jerry Lammers with 78 percent of the vote in 1990.

She won re-election in 1992 with 77 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Ken Brown. She defeated Republican Randy Whitman in 1994 with 75 percent of the vote. In 1996, she was re-elected with 77 percent of the vote against Whitman.

Kaptur was re-elected in 1998, defeating Republican Edward Emery with 81 percent of the vote. She won 74 percent of the vote in 2000 to defeat Dwight Bryan, and was re-elected in 2002 with 74 percent of the vote, defeating Emery again. She had no opposition in Ohio's March 2, 2004, primary election for the 9th District.

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