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  Yarmuth, John
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
  2011-01-01  
 
NameJohn Yarmuth
Address5008 Nitta Yuma Drive
Harrods Creek, Kentucky , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born November 04, 1947 (71 years)
ContributorServo
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 16, 2017 04:46pm
Tags Caucasian - Liberal - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Health Care Reform - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Married - Judaism - Straight -
InfoU.S. Representative John Yarmuth represents Kentucky’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. In his third term, Congressman Yarmuth was selected to the Committee on Budget, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Committee on Ethics. He served as President of the Freshman Class, as Senior Whip, and was named Legislator of the Year by the Kentucky Reading Association, "Outstanding New Member of Congress" by the Committee for Education Funding, which is the largest non-partisan education organization in the nation, and "Best of Congress" by Working Mother Magazine and Corporate Voices for Working Families both in 2008 and 2010.

Though best known for his work in the media, Yarmuth’s diverse career, prior to entering the political arena, gave him a solid background in policy, business, higher education, and healthcare.

Yarmuth previously worked on Capitol Hill as Legislative Aide for Kentucky Senator Marlow Cook from 1971 to 1974, before moving back to Louisville, to publish Louisville Today Magazine. He went on to work as Associate Vice President of University Relations at the University of Louisville and Vice President of a local healthcare firm.

In 1990, Yarmuth founded LEO Newsweekly, a free publication with approximately 150,000 monthly readers. With Yarmuth as editor, LEO won nearly 100 Metro Louisville Journalism Awards, 16 of which were awarded to Yarmuth for his editorial and column writing. He owned the paper from 1990 to 2003, and continued writing his columns through 2005.

On television he debated local and national politics as co-host and commentator on WAVE 3’s "Yarmuth & Ziegler" in 2003 and “Hot Button” in 2004 and 2005.

Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Congressman Yarmuth graduated from Atherton High School where he served as student government president. He went on to earn a degree in American Studies from Yale University. He and his wife Cathy have one son, Aaron, who graduated from Indiana University in 2006 and obtained a Masters Degree from American University in 2010.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/18/2010-10/19/2010 Braun Research 68.80% ( 6.3) 26.00% ( 7.0) 5.20% ( 0.7)
09/20/2010-09/21/2010 Braun Research 62.50% ( 0.8) 33.00% ( 1.4) 4.50% ( 2.2)
08/09/2010-08/10/2010 Braun Research 61.70% ( 0.0) 31.60% ( 0.0) 6.70% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
12/07/2012-12/09/2012 Public Policy Polling 22.00% ( 0.0) 24.00% ( 0.0) 54.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 02, 2013 06:40pm News John Yarmuth: Alison Lundergan Grimes wise to say little about health law  Article Scott³ 
Aug 12, 2010 01:00pm Opinion Dem Yarmuth critical of White House economic team  Article Barack O-blame-a 
Sep 03, 2009 04:00pm Statement Yarmuth: I Don’t Know How We’ll Pay for Health Care  Article Jason 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.00000 Average

FAMILY

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RACES
  05/19/2020 KY District 03 - D Primary ???
  11/06/2018 KY - District 03 Won 62.07% (+25.50%)
  11/08/2016 KY - District 03 Won 63.50% (+27.00%)
  11/04/2014 KY - District 03 Won 63.49% (+27.93%)
  05/20/2014 KY District 03 - D Primary Won 87.04% (+74.08%)
  11/06/2012 KY - District 03 Won 63.96% (+29.42%)
  05/22/2012 KY District 3 - D Primary Won 86.66% (+73.32%)
  11/02/2010 KY District 3 Won 54.68% (+10.67%)
  11/04/2008 KY District 3 Won 59.37% (+18.73%)
  11/07/2006 KY District 3 Won 50.62% (+2.45%)
  05/16/2006 KY District 3 - D Primary Won 53.82% (+21.38%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  05/20/2014 KY US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-76.47%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Democratic Caucus Chair - Nov 28, 2018 D Linda T. Sánchez
KY Governor - D Primary - May 19, 2015 D Jack Conway
KY US Senate - D Primary - May 18, 2010 D Jack Conway
KY US President - D Primary - May 20, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
FEC COMMITTEES
C00419630 Yarmuth for Congress $ 200926.16