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Ike Skelton (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 12/20/1931 (Lexington, MO)
Race: White
Religion: Disciples of Christ
Residence: Lexington, MO
Education: BA in History from University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; JD in Law from University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Occupation: Attorney
Office Type: U.S. House -- Missouri District 4 

       
Quarterly Campaign Finance Information

Cash on Hand:
$391,486

Total Receipts:
$513,689

Total Disbursements:
$400,323

Date of Last Report:
7/14/2004

Biography:

Ike Skelton was born in Lexington, Mo., where he still lives. He received an associate's degree from Wentworth Military Academy in 1951, a bachelor's degree in 1953 and a law degree in 1956 _ both from the University of Missouri.

He also attended the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in 1953. He was a prosecuting attorney for Lafayette County (Mo.) from 1957 to 1960, and was special assistant attorney general for Missouri from 1961 to 1963. He was elected to the Missouri Senate in 1970.

He was elected to the U.S. House in 1976.

Skelton and his wife, Susan, have three sons.


Past Campaigns:

Ike Skelton was first elected to the Missouri Senate in 1970. He was elected to the U.S. House in 1976, defeating Republican Richard King with 56 percent of the vote.

Since then, he has been re-elected to 13 more terms. In recent elections, he defeated Republican James Noland Jr. in 1994 with 68 percent of the vote. He was re-elected in 1996 with 64 percent of the vote against Republican Penny Bennett.

In 1998, Skelton defeated Republican Cecilia Noland, daughter of Jim Noland, with 70 percent of the vote. In 2000, Skelton again defeated Republican Jim Noland, this time with 67 percent of the vote.

Skelton was re-elected in 2002 with 68 percent of the vote against Noland. And in 2002, Skelton defeated Noland with 68 percent of the vote.


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



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