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George V. Voinovich (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 7/15/1936 (Cleveland, OH)
Race: White
Religion: Catholic
Residence: Cleveland, OH
Education: BS in Government from Ohio University, Athens, OH; JD in Law from Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Occupation: Attorney
Office Type: U.S. Senate -- Ohio  

       
Quarterly Campaign Finance Information

Cash on Hand:
$5,551,049

Total Receipts:
$4,963,829

Total Disbursements:
$1,774,052

Date of Last Report:
6/30/2004

Biography:

George Voinovich was born in 1936 in Cleveland, where he now resides. He received a bachelor's degree in government from Ohio University in 1958 and a law degree from Ohio State University in 1961.

He was an assistant Ohio attorney general in 1962 and was elected to the Ohio House in 1966. He was appointed Cuyahoga County auditor in 1971 when the incumbent, Ralph Perk, was elected mayor of Cleveland. Voinovich was elected in 1972 to fill Perk's unexpired term and was re-elected in 1974.

In 1976, he was elected Cuyahoga County commissioner. Voinovich was elected lieutenant governor in 1978, but resigned after less than a year to run for mayor of Cleveland. Voinovich was elected to a two-year term in 1979 and was re-elected to two consecutive four-year terms. He was elected governor in 1990 and won re-election in 1994. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1998.

Voinovich and his wife, Janet, have three children and six grandchildren.


Past Campaigns:

George Voinovich was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1967. He served as Cuyahoga County auditor, 1971-76, and Cuyahoga County commissioner, 1976-78. Voinovich was elected lieutenant governor in 1978 and resigned in 1979 to run for mayor of Cleveland. He won and was re-elected to two consecutive terms. Voinovich lost a bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Howard Metzenbaum in 1988.

He was elected governor in 1990 with 56 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Anthony Celebrezze. He won a second term in 1994 in a 72 percent win over Democrat Robert Burch Jr. Voinovich was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1998, defeating Democrat Mary Boyle with 56 percent of the vote. He earned 77 percent of the vote to win Ohio's March 2, 2004, primary election.


Web site: http://www.voinovich.senate.gov/; http://www.voinovichforsenate.com
Email address: None given.



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