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Tom M. O'Donoghue (R)

Tom M. O'Donoghue

Office Sought: U.S. House, District 8
Age: 41
Residence: Alexandria.
Education: BS, history, U.S. Military Academy; MA, international relations, Boston University; MBA, Yale University; JD, Georgetown University.
Occupation: Account executive, LexisNexis.
Web site: http://www.tomodonoghue.com
E-mail address: odonoghue4congress@yahoo.com

Elected offices/civic activities:

Major, U.S. Army Reserve; member, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Civil Affairs Association.

Why should voters elect you?

"Washington's culture of corruption requires an infusion of new blood — independent thinkers to secure our borders, achieve energy independence and bring the troops home."

What do you think is the most urgent problem facing your jurisdiction?

"We must secure our borders while maintaining our nation's tradition of welcoming legal immigrants. I support immediate measures to track, detect and intercept those who breach our borders and employers who break our laws, ensuring a safe and secure America. Energy independence is a critical element of our national security and a long-term solution to problems overseas. We spend $1 billion per day to import oil. Much of that money benefits unfriendly regimes around the world. That money should be invested at home to develop and deploy alternative, clean energy to end the world's dependence on the Middle East."

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