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  Oberstar, James L.
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
  2009-01-01  
 
NameJames L. Oberstar
Address
Duluth, Minnesota , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born September 10, 1934
DiedMay 03, 2014 (79 years)
ContributorThe Oncoming Storm
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 01, 2017 02:11am
Tags Caucasian - Liberal - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Health Care Reform - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Labor - Pro-Life - Married - Catholic - Straight -
InfoDISTRICT
Minnesota Eighth, including cities of Duluth, Cloquet, Chisholm, Hibbing, Grand Rapids, International Falls, and Brainerd.
(1990 pop. 546,887)

PARTY
Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL)

ELECTED
November 1974 to 94th Congress; (now serving in 17th term)

COMMITTEE
Senior Democrat on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Ex Officio member of the Subcommittees on Aviation; Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Economic Development, Public Works & Emergency Management; Highway & Transit; Railroads; and Water Resources & Environment.
Former Chairman of Subcommittees on Aviation; Investigations & Oversight; and Economic Development.

MEMBERSHIPS
Minority Whip at Large: Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, House Delegation.
Co-Chair: Congressional Coalition on Adoption.
Co-Chair: Great Lakes Task Force.
Member: Steel Caucus, Upper Mississippi Task Force, Renewable Energy Caucus, Native American Caucus, Sportsman Caucus, House Trails Caucus, Forestry 2000, Caucus for Sustainable Development, Travel and Tourism Caucus, Mississippi River Caucus, Northeast- Midwest Congressional Coalition.

EDUCATION
B.A. French/Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. (1956).
M.A. Program of European Studies, College of Europe, Belgium (1957).
Additional studies: Laval University, Quebec, Canada; Georgetown University Graduate Program.

PREVIOUS WORK
1963-1974 Chief staff assistant to U.S. Rep. John Blatnik, (MN-8).
1971-1974 Administrator, House Public Works Committee Staff.
1959-1963 Civilian : taught English to Haitian military personnel, and French and Creole to U.S. Marine Corps officers and NCOs.

PERSONAL DATA
Born: Chisholm, Minnesota, September 10, 1934
Married: Jo Garlick, October 10, 1963 (D. July 1991); Jean Kurth, November 27, 1993
Children: Ted, Noelle, Anne-Therese, Monica, Lindy, Charlie
Religion: Roman Catholic
Home: Chisholm, Minnesota

AWARDS
National Bicycle Leadership Award, National Bike Summit (2001)
Congressional Award for Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, National Emergency Management Association (2001)
John C. Landen Memorial Highway Safety Award, Traffic Safety Industry Division of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (2001)
Honorary Doctor of Laws, the University of Minnesota-Duluth (2000)
Congressional Award, AFL-CIOs Transportation Trades Department (2000)
National Leadership Award for Service to Children and Families, Casey Family Services (2000)
Aviation Award of Excellence, Airport Consultants Council (2000)
Airline Dispatchers Federation Award (2000)
National Transportation Safety Board Award (2000)
Maritime Industry Salute to Congress Award, Propeller Club of the U.S. (2000)
National Leadership Award, National Association of Development Organizations (2000)
Highway Safety Hero, Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety (2000)
21st Century Transportation Legacy Award, American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (2000)
Bicycle Advocate of the Millennium, Bikes Belong Coalition (1999)
We Dig America Award, National Utility Contractors (1999)
Great Lakes Legislator of the Year Award, the Great Lakes Maritime Task Force (1999)
Legislator of the Year Award, the National Association of Counties (1999)
National Congressional Award, National Recreation & Parks Association (1999)
Distinguished Alumnus Award, St. Thomas Alumni Association (1998)
Advocate of the Year, National Transportation Alliance (1998)
James L. Oberstar Award from the League of American Bicyclists (1998)
Sparky Award from the High Speed Ground Transportation Association (1998)
Congressional Leadership Award from the Rails-to-Trails Conservatory (1998)
Presidential Citation from the American Institute of Architects (1998)
Friend on the Hill Award from the League of American Bicyclists (1997)
Man of the Year Award from Travel Agent Magazine (1995)


JOB APPROVAL POLLS

BOOKS
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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 18, 2010 12:45pm Statement Oberstar calls to 'Americanize' offshore rigs to help ensure worker safety  Article Jason 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.00000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/02/2010 MN District 8 Lost 46.59% (-1.59%)
  08/10/2010 MN District 8 - DFL Primary Won 80.48% (+60.95%)
  11/04/2008 MN District 8 Won 67.69% (+35.53%)
  11/07/2006 MN District 8 Won 63.61% (+29.22%)
  09/12/2006 MN District 8 - DFL Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 MN District 8 Won 65.22% (+33.07%)
  09/14/2004 MN District 8 - DFL Primary Won 85.54% (+71.08%)
  11/05/2002 MN District 8 Won 68.65% (+37.42%)
  11/07/2000 MN District 8 Won 67.85% (+42.05%)
  11/03/1998 MN District 8 Won 65.99% (+39.53%)
  11/05/1996 MN District 8 Won 67.31% (+42.08%)
  11/08/1994 MN District 8 Won 65.66% (+31.44%)
  11/03/1992 MN District 8 Won 59.04% (+29.42%)
  09/15/1992 MN District 8 - DFL Primary Won 78.28% (+56.56%)
  11/06/1990 MN District 8 Won 72.91% (+45.86%)
  11/08/1988 MN District 8 Won 74.52% (+49.05%)
  11/04/1986 MN District 8 Won 72.56% (+45.13%)
  11/06/1984 MN District 8 Won 67.24% (+35.11%)
  09/11/1984 MN District 8 - DFL Primary Won 65.11% (+31.92%)
  11/02/1982 MN District 8 Won 76.74% (+53.48%)
  09/14/1982 MN District 8 - DFL Primary Won 86.68% (+73.37%)
  11/04/1980 MN District 8 Won 70.44% (+42.47%)
  09/09/1980 MN District 8 - DFL Primary Won 55.67% (+11.34%)
  11/07/1978 MN District 8 Won 87.18% (+74.43%)
  11/02/1976 MN District 8 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1974 MN District 8 Won 61.99% (+35.77%)
  09/10/1974 MN District 8 - DFL Primary Won 49.13% (+20.04%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MN District 08 - DFL Primary - Aug 14, 2012 D Rick Nolan
MN Governor - DFL Primary - Aug 10, 2010 DFL Thomas "Tom" Rukavina
MN Governor - DFL Convention - Apr 24, 2010 DFL Thomas "Tom" Rukavina
MN US President - D Caucus - Feb 05, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D John Edwards
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
MN District 6 - DFL Primary - Sep 12, 2006 DFL Elwyn "El" Tinklenberg
MN Governor - DFL Primary - Sep 12, 2006 DFL Becky Lourey
MN District 2 - DFL Primary - Sep 12, 2006 DFL Coleen Rowley
MN US Senate - D Primary - Sep 12, 2006 D Amy Klobuchar
St. Paul Mayor - Primary - Sep 13, 2005 DFL Randy C. Kelly
DNC Party Chair - Feb 12, 2005 D Timothy J. Roemer
MN District 6 - DFL Primary - Sep 14, 2004 DFL Patricia "Patty" Wetterling
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