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  Akin, Todd
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2005-01-03  
 
NameTodd Akin
Address305 Conway Hill Rd
St. Louis, Missouri , United States
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Websitehttp://www.akin.org/
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Born July 05, 1947 (72 years)
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Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
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Tags Caucasian - Very Conservative - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti Environment - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Smaller Government - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Married - Christian - Presbyterian - Protestant - Straight -
InfoOn November 7, 2000, Todd was elected to the United States House of Representatives to serve the Second District of Missouri. At age 53, his election to Congress marks a continuation of his service to the Nation and the St. Louis area.

Todd was reelected with nearly 70 percent of the vote on November 5, 2002.

Todd is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he earned a B.S. in Management Engineering. After graduation, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army with the Army Combat Engineers at Fort Belvoir in Alexandria, Virginia. He received an honorable discharge from the Army Reserves in 1980. Upon completing his active duty in the Army, Todd spent four years with IBM, where he met his wife Lulli. He later moved into corporate management at Laclede Steel.

An avid student of the U.S. Constitution, Todd was appointed by Governor Ashcroft to the Bicentennial Commission of the U.S. Constitution in 1987. In 1988, Todd ran and won a seat in the Missouri House of Representatives. He served twelve years as a Republican State Representative and the ranking Republican on the powerful Ways and Means Committee. While serving in the Missouri House, Todd drafted legislation on Roth IRAs and a tax limitation amendment currently in the Missouri Constitution. He also took a leading role in opposing gambling, resulting in more rigorous enforcement of gambling laws and regulations.

As a U.S. Congressman, Todd serves on three committees: Armed Services, Science, and Small Business. As a Member of Congress, he is committed to promoting the principles of our Founders, the free enterprise system and the traditional values of the American family. Todd has also taken a leading role in issues related to national security and international affairs.

At the beginning of the 108th Congress, Todd was named Chairman of the Small Business Subcommittee on the Workforce, Empowerment and Government Programs. In this important leadership role, Todd will be working to reduce regulations that impede the growth of the economy in Missouri and throughout the nation.

Todd has played a central role in advancing projects essential to the St. Louis region and the State of Missouri. These include efforts to better fund vital transportation and infrastructure improvements and working with local businesses and corporations to strengthen the economy and create jobs for Missourians.

In the 107th Congress, Todd was joined by U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello (D-IL) in offering the Clean Coal Initiative amendment to the Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) Act. The Amendment authorized an extensive program for clean coal research and development at the Department of Energy and included provisions for public-private partnerships to upgrade existing coal-fired power plants in accordance with current clean coal technology.

Today, Todd continues to write and lecture on the principles of America's Founding and Heritage. He is active in the Boy Scouts for America, a leader in his church, a former board member of Missouri Right to Life, and sits on the board of the Mission Gate Prison Ministry.

Todd and Lulli have six children: Wynn, Perry, Micah, Ezra, Hannah, and Abigail. Todd and Lulli will be celebrating their 28th wedding anniversary this summer. Todd commutes from St. Louis to Washington every week to be with his family and to meet with constituents, business leaders and other elected officials throughout the greater St. Louis community.



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DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/01/2012-10/03/2012 Public Policy Polling 33.00% ( 0.0) 55.00% ( 1.0) 12.00% ( 1.0)
08/28/2012-08/29/2012 Public Policy Polling 33.00% ( 9.0) 56.00% ( 2.0) 11.00% ( 7.0)
08/20/2012-08/20/2012 Public Policy Polling 24.00% ( 0.0) 58.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 26, 2013 05:45am General Todd Akin: I regret rape comments  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 02, 2012 11:00pm Idiocy Todd Akin In 2008: Doctors Give Abortions To Women Who Aren't Pregnant   Article RBH 
Apr 11, 2012 06:20pm Speech GOP Congressman: We Can’t Impeach Obama Because We Don’t Have The Votes Yet  Article RP 
Jun 27, 2011 01:00pm Opinion Congressman Todd Akin offends with 'God hating' slam at liberals  Article RBH 
Apr 16, 2010 07:00pm Blog Entry Missouri Congressman [Akin] Mistakenly Refers To 'Soviet Union' In Anti-Obama Space Policy Press Release  Article Takahe 

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  11/06/2012 MO US Senate Lost 39.11% (-15.70%)
  08/07/2012 MO US Senate - R Primary Won 36.05% (+6.07%)
  11/02/2010 MO District 2 Won 67.94% (+38.78%)
  08/03/2010 MO District 2 - R Primary Won 84.57% (+73.46%)
  11/04/2008 MO District 2 Won 62.28% (+26.87%)
  11/07/2006 MO District 2 Won 61.37% (+24.80%)
  08/08/2006 MO District 2 - R Primary Won 88.11% (+76.21%)
  11/02/2004 MO District 2 Won 65.37% (+32.40%)
  08/03/2004 MO District 2 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 MO District 2 Won 67.14% (+36.10%)
  08/06/2002 MO District 2 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2000 MO District 2 Won 55.33% (+12.91%)
  08/08/2000 MO District 2 - R Primary Won 25.88% (+0.10%)
  11/03/1998 MO State House 086 Won 65.99% (+31.97%)
  11/05/1996 MO State House 086 Won 67.44% (+34.88%)
  11/08/1994 MO State House 086 Won 69.52% (+39.04%)
  11/03/1992 MO State House 086 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1990 MO State House 085 Won 59.41% (+18.83%)
  11/08/1988 MO State House 085 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/02/1988 MO State House 085 - R Primary Won 83.74% (+67.48%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MO State House 071 - Special Election - Nov 02, 1993 R Tim Dreste
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