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  Skelton, Ike
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2005-01-01  
 
NameIke Skelton
Address1814 Franklin Avenue
Lexington, Missouri 64067, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born December 20, 1931
DiedOctober 21, 2013 (81 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedSouthern Moderate
Jun 24, 2019 10:32pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Health Care Reform - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Free Trade - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Widowed - Christian - Protestant - Straight -
InfoU.S. Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO) has represented Missouri's Fourth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1977. His district includes Missouri's state capital, Jefferson City, and much of the Ozark region of the state. The northernmost part of the Fourth District includes Ray County, located north of the Missouri River. The southernmost point of the district is Webster County, only 30 miles from the Arkansas border.

Skelton, a native of Lexington, is a graduate of Wentworth Military Academy and the University of Missouri at Columbia where he received A.B. and L.L.B. degrees. He was named as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Law Review. Prior to his election to Congress, Skelton served as Lafayette County Prosecuting Attorney and as a Missouri State Senator.

A leader in the House on defense issues, Skelton is the Ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee. He is also a member of the Subcommittee on Military Procurement. Skelton's district is home to two military installations -- Fort Leonard Wood and Whiteman Air Force Base. Skelton was instrumental in bringing the Army Engineer School to Fort Leonard Wood and the B-2 Stealth bomber to Whiteman.

As most of the Fourth Congressional District is comprised of small towns and farming communities, Skelton looks after the needs of rural America. He is a former chairman of the Small Business Subcommittee on Procurement, Tourism and Rural Development and the Congressional Rural Caucus.

Skelton is an Eagle Scout, a member of Sigma Chi social fraternity, a Lions Club member, and vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Skelton is an elder of the First Christian Church in Lexington. He and his wife Susie have three sons



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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 16, 2010 08:00pm Interview Skelton opposes repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell'  Article Imperator 
Oct 09, 2009 05:00pm News Skelton swears on House floor! Fellow Missourian "shocked!"  Article RBH 
Sep 16, 2008 08:20pm News Rep. Ike Skelton engaged to be married  Article RBH 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.00000 Average

FAMILY
Father Issac Newton "Ike" Skelton, III 1901-1965

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/02/2010 MO District 4 Lost 45.11% (-5.31%)
  08/03/2010 MO District 4 - D Primary Won 80.53% (+61.05%)
  11/04/2008 MO District 4 Won 65.91% (+31.82%)
  11/07/2006 MO District 4 Won 67.65% (+38.26%)
  08/08/2006 MO District 4 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 MO District 4 Won 66.20% (+33.82%)
  08/03/2004 MO District 4 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 MO District 4 Won 67.64% (+36.98%)
  08/06/2002 MO District 4 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2000 MO District 4 Won 66.93% (+35.65%)
  08/08/2000 MO District 4 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1998 MO District 4 Won 70.98% (+43.80%)
  08/04/1998 MO District 4 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1996 MO District 4 Won 63.78% (+29.87%)
  11/08/1994 MO District 4 Won 67.75% (+35.51%)
  08/02/1994 MO District 4 - D Primary Won 82.14% (+72.31%)
  11/03/1992 MO District 4 Won 70.38% (+40.76%)
  08/04/1992 MO District 4 - D Primary Won 78.86% (+63.78%)
  11/06/1990 MO District 4 Won 61.85% (+23.70%)
  11/08/1988 MO District 4 Won 71.80% (+43.60%)
  11/04/1986 MO District 4 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1984 MO District 4 Won 66.93% (+33.85%)
  08/07/1984 MO District 4 - D Primary Won 83.23% (+66.45%)
  11/02/1982 MO District 4 Won 54.78% (+9.56%)
  11/04/1980 MO District 4 Won 67.82% (+35.64%)
  08/05/1980 MO District 4 - D Primary Won 88.78% (+77.55%)
  11/07/1978 MO District 4 Won 72.80% (+45.60%)
  08/08/1978 MO District 4 - D Primary Won 86.98% (+73.96%)
  11/02/1976 MO District 4 Won 55.87% (+11.73%)
  08/03/1976 MO District 4 - D Primary Won 40.26% (+11.20%)
  11/05/1974 MO State Senate 28 Won 70.96% (+41.92%)
  11/03/1970 MO State Senate 28 Won 50.41% (+0.83%)
  08/04/1970 MO State Senate 28 - D Primary Won 61.67% (+23.35%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MO US President - D Primary - Feb 03, 2004 D Richard "Dick" Gephardt
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Richard "Dick" Gephardt
MO US President - D Primary - Mar 07, 2000 D Al Gore
MO Secretary of State - D Primary - Aug 04, 1992 D Judith K. "Judi" Moriarty
FEC COMMITTEES
C00025973 Ike Skelton For Congress Committee $ 63658.71