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  Tancredo, Tom
NameTom Tancredo
Address5901 S Middlefield Road Suite 100
Littleton, Colorado , United States
Website [Link]
Born December 20, 1945 (71 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedPaul
Dec 01, 2012 07:55pm
Tags Conservative - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Marijuana Legalization - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Christian - Presbyterian -
InfoThomas Gerald Tancredo

Tom Tancredo grew up in Denver, Colorado, and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Political Science.

In 1976, while teaching civics at Drake Junior High, Tom was elected to the state legislature, and re-elected in 1978 and 1980. He was a leader in the conservative freshman class, which won legislative victories in abolishing the state's sales tax on food and utilities, in abolishing the state's inheritance tax, and in abolishing the auto safety inspection sticker tax.

In 1981, Tom resigned his seat in the legislature to accept an appointment in the Reagan administration. He served as the Secretary of Education's Regional Representative and was re-appointed by President Bush. Tom succeeded in downsizing the regional office from 220 employees to approximately 60, resulting in a 75 percent saving in the regional office budget.

In May 1993, Tom accepted the presidency of the Independence Institute, a conservative, public policy research organization in Golden, Colorado. During his tenure, the Institute experienced dramatic growth in both revenues and visibility. Tom has been a leading spokesman for initiatives ranging from term limits, to school choice and parents' rights.

Tom was elected to Congress in November 1998 to represent the Sixth Congressional District of Colorado, which includes parts of Jefferson and Arapahoe Counties, and was appointed to several commiteees. His committee assignments include the Education and the Workforce Committee, the Committee on International Relations and the Committee on Resources.

While a new member to Congress, Tom has wasted no time in making an impact in Washington by introducing fifteen pieces of legislation that benefit veterans, seniors, business owners, and every American taxpayer.

During his first year in Congress, Tom was honored by several groups including the United States Business and Industry Council where he was given the "Fighting Frosh" award, the United States Chamber of Commerce's "Spirit of Enterprise" award, the American Conservative Union's 'Best and Brightest" award, the Paralyzed Veterans of America's "Legislator of the Year" award, and the Colorado Chapter of the VFW awarded Tom for his work "as an outstanding advocate for military veterans." Tom was also recognized by the 60 Plus Association for his pledge to protect Social Security.

Tom and his wife Jackie have been married since 1977, and have raised two children and have two grandchildren whom they call "the light of our lives."


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Jul 31, 2010 05:00am Statement Tancredo says he wants Arizona law in Colorado  Article Jason 
Jul 26, 2010 05:00pm General GOP state chairman: Would Tom Tancredo bomb Mecca?   Article COSDem 
Jul 26, 2010 04:00pm General Colorado Tea Partyers say Tancredo betrayed them  Article COSDem 
Jul 26, 2010 04:00pm General Open Letter to Tea Party Activists from Tom Tancredo  Article COSDem 
Jul 08, 2010 06:00pm General Former Rep. Tancredo: Obama is country's greatest threat   Article COSDem 
Apr 20, 2010 02:00pm Idiocy Former Rep. Tancredo: Send Obama Back To Kenya!  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Feb 06, 2010 02:00am General (Former U.S. Rep.) Tancredo blasted for poll test idea  Article Andy 
Feb 05, 2010 02:00pm Event Tom Tancredo Tea Party Speech Slams "Cult of Multiculturalism"  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jun 01, 2009 01:00pm News Tom Tancredo Staffer Pleads Guilty to Karate-Chopping Black Woman  Article WesternDem 
May 20, 2009 05:10pm Speech Tancredo Says It's Time To Legalize Drugs  Article Craverguy 
Oct 09, 2007 01:00pm News Tancredo coy about re-election plans  Article The Sunset Provision 
Jan 15, 2007 02:00pm News Tancredo set to decide today whether he'll run for president  Article COSDem 
Dec 16, 2006 08:00am Announcement Miami reinvites Tancredo  Article NYDem Junior 
Nov 27, 2006 11:00am Statement Congressman calls Miami a `Third World country'  Article RP 
Nov 21, 2006 07:00pm News U.S. legislator warns of Bush plot to merge Canada, the U.S. and Mexico  Article Servo 
Mar 18, 2006 03:00pm News Congressmen get in fight, spew racial epithets [Gutierrez, Tancredo]  Article COSDem 
Dec 27, 2005 03:00pm Profile GOP Lawmaker [CO Rep Tancredo] Relishes Role as a Flamethrower  Article ArmyDem 
Sep 21, 2005 07:00pm Press Release Tancredo: Sell Federal Land to Fund Katrina Relief  Article RP 
Sep 13, 2005 03:00pm General Tancredo Questions Shape of 9/11 Memorial  Article Thomas Walker 
Sep 09, 2005 09:00am News Tancredo: Fire FEMA boss Brown  Article Servo 
Sep 08, 2005 01:00pm News Tancredo: Don't let Louisiana broker aid  Article COSDem 
Jul 25, 2005 12:00am Opinion Tancredo talk too offensive? Too bad, says congressman  Article RP 
Jul 24, 2005 12:00am Speculative Anti-immigration Rep. Tancredo hints at presidential run  Article Monsieur 
Jul 18, 2005 12:00pm General Congressman (Tancredo): Destroying sites option if U.S. attacked  Article Thomas Walker 
Apr 15, 2005 05:00pm Opinion Tancredo: DeLay exit not bad idea  Article RP 
Mar 21, 2005 07:00pm General Hammering Tancredo  Article RP 
Sep 26, 2002 05:57pm General Tancredo reneges on term vow  Article RP 

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