Advertisement

washingtonpost.com > Politics > Elections 2004


David R. Obey (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 10/3/1938 (Okmulgee, OK)
Race: White
Religion: Catholic
Residence: Wausau, WI
Education: Undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Graduate degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Occupation: Realtor
Office Type: U.S. House -- Wisconsin District 7 

       
Quarterly Campaign Finance Information

Cash on Hand:
$728,704

Total Receipts:
$933,163

Total Disbursements:
$423,564

Date of Last Report:
6/30/2004

Biography:

David R. Obey was born in Okmulgee, Okla., and resides in Wausau, Wis. He received a bachelor's degree in 1960 and a master's degree in 1962 from the University of Wisconsin. He worked as a real estate broker and served in the Wisconsin Legislature, 1962-69. He was first elected to the U.S. House in April 1969 in a special election.

Obey and his wife, Joan, have two children.


Past Campaigns:

David Obey was elected to the U.S. House during a special election in 1969 and has won re-election each time since.

He was re-elected in 1992 with 64 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Dale Vannes. He defeated Republican Scott West in 1994 with 54 percent. In 1996, he was re-elected with 57 percent of the vote, beating West again. Obey also defeated West in 1998, winning re-election with 61 percent of the vote.

In 2000, he was re-elected with 63 percent of the vote. Obey defeated Republican Joe Rothbauer of Bloomer with 64 percent of the vote in the 2002 general election.

Obey served in the Wisconsin Legislature, 1962-69.


Web site: http://www.house.gov/obey
Email address:



Election Information by State:
 


Candidate Search
Find candidate running for federal and state offices.
Candidate Last Name
State (Optional)
Office Type (Optional)






© 2004 The Washington Post Company

advertising

Advertisement