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  Boehner, John A.
<-  2011-01-01  
NameJohn A. Boehner
Troy, Ohio , United States
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Born November 17, 1949 (70 years)
Last ModifedPaul
Feb 05, 2013 02:28pm
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InfoJohn Boehner (Bay-ner), elected to represent the Eighth Congressional District of Ohio for a seventh term in November 2002, continues to be a key leader in the fight for a smaller, more accountable federal government.

Born in Cincinnati in November 1949 as one of 12 brother and sisters, John has lived in Southwest Ohio his entire life. He and his wife Debbie have been married for 28 years. They have two daughters - Lindsay and Tricia - and live in the northern Cincinnati suburb of West Chester.

After graduating from Cincinnati's Moeller High School, in 1968, John earned a bachelor's degree in business from Xavier University in Cincinnati in 1977. Upon his graduation, he accepted a position with Nucite Sales, a small sales business in the packaging and plastics industry, and eventually became president of the firm.

While working in the private sector, John entered the political arena - first serving as Union Township trustee from 1982 to 1984 and then as a representative to the Ohio state legislature from 1984 to 1990. In 1990, he was elected to represent Ohio's Eighth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

During his tenure in the House, he has worked consistently to reform the federal government. His first two terms in the House were marked by an aggressive campaign to clean up Congress and make it more accountable to the American people. In fact, during his freshman year, Boehner and fellow members of the reform-minded "Gang of Seven" took on the House establishment and successfully closed the House Bank, uncovered "dine-and-dash" practices at the House Restaurant, and exposed drug sales and cozy cash-for-stamps deals at the House Post Office.

John was also active in education reform issues, despite serving in the minority at the time. In 1994, he passed legislation with strong bipartisan support allowing school districts to use their Title I funds for public school choice programs, under which parents could choose which public school their children would attend.

Later, John was instrumental in crafting the Contract with America, the bold 100-day agenda for the 104th Congress that nationalized the 1994 elections. One of the Contract's cornerstones - the Congressional Accountability Act, requiring Congress to live under the same rules and regulations as the rest of the nation - bears the unmistakable imprint of his drive to reform the House. The success of John's reform-minded agenda earned him election to the House Republican leadership after the Republican election victories in 1994.

While in Congress, John has never lost sight of the need for greater fiscal responsibility in the federal government - a hallmark of his career as a small business owner. As House Republican Conference Chairman in the 104th and 105th Congress, John was a powerful voice in the fight to force Washington to stick to the strict spending limits in the Balanced Budget Act. And in September 1999, as Vice-Chairman of the House Administration Committee, John joined House Speaker Dennis Hastert to announce the first-ever "clean" independent audit of the House - a reform he first called for as a member of the Gang of Seven in 1992. "It was a proud day for the man who joined the committee in part because of his expertise in accountability and advocacy of government entities run by private-sector principles," Roll Call, a top Capitol Hill news source, observed.

In January 2001, John opened a new chapter in his congressional career when he was selected by House Republicans to chair the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. In accepting the post, John pledged to work with his committee colleagues - "Republican and Democrat alike - to make positive reforms for Americans from grade school to the golden years."

As committee chair, he has helped deliver on President George W. Bush's promise to reform America's education system. In May 2001, the House passed John's No Child Left Behind Act, a bill based on the President's reform plan, with overwhelmingly bipartisan support. This success was highlighted by The Almanac of American Politics, which noted, "Putting together a bipartisan education package on a committee which has long been one of the most partisan in Congress was a considerable achievement. Boehner now seems to be a more powerful member than ever."

On January 8, 2002 President Bush culminated more than a year of intense legislative activity by signing the No Child Left Behind Act in Hamilton - a city in Ohio's Eighth District. And he did so in what he called one of the most important places in America: a public school.

On the heels of this historic success, Boehner is now leading his committee as it tackles a wide variety of other issues including retirement security, higher education affordability and quality, special education reform, and expanded school choice.

Meanwhile, John continues to serve as Vice-Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, on which he is a consistent free market voice for our Ohio's farmers and ranchers.

In his leadership positions on both of these key congressional committees, John is certain to have a major impact on the national legislative agenda during the 108th Congress - which is good news for the Ohio families he represents on Capitol Hill.

DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
04/12/2012-04/15/2012 Public Policy Polling 25.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 9.0) 31.00% ( 8.0)
09/09/2011-10/12/2011 Selzer & Co. 33.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 29.00% ( 0.0)
03/31/2011-04/03/2011 Public Policy Polling 25.00% ( 3.0) 36.00% ( 6.0) 39.00% ( 3.0)
02/03/2011-02/06/2011 Public Policy Polling 28.00% ( 0.0) 30.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0)
03/10/2009-03/11/2009 Rasmussen Reports 26.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 0.0)

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Apr 11, 2018 08:00am Announcement John Boehner and Bill Weld to join Acreage Board of Directors  Article RP 
Oct 29, 2017 05:00pm Profile John Boehner Unchained  Article IndyGeorgia 
Oct 01, 2013 09:00am News Government shutdown: John Boehner’s private fight for Hill health subsidies   Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jul 22, 2013 08:55am News Speaker Boehner: Judge lawmakers by ‘how many laws we repeal’   Article Brandonius Maximus 
Mar 28, 2013 05:00pm Strategy Boehner memo hails GOP ‘tactical plan’ against Obama as success  Article Jason 
Dec 21, 2012 09:40am Poll [Rasmussen] Poll: Boehner now less popular than Pelosi  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Dec 20, 2012 08:00pm News Cliff chaos: Boehner pulls GOP bill  Article TX DEM 
Dec 05, 2012 10:00am News Right ballistic over John Boehner ‘purge’  Article John 
Sep 21, 2012 11:00am Statement Boehner: Romney hurting in Ohio because of Kasich's success  Article RP 
Aug 29, 2012 04:00pm Amusing Boehner: 'I was a mess' during Ann Romney's speech   Article Brandonius Maximus 
Feb 07, 2012 08:30am Amusing Indoor Tanning Industry Backs Boehner  Article RP 
Jan 24, 2012 02:00pm Statement Boehner: Politics President Obama is running on 'almost un-American'  Article RP 
Jan 23, 2012 05:25pm Statement John Boehner: GOP will rule House for years  Article RP 
Nov 16, 2011 08:00am News Honoring Neil Armstrong, Boehner cries  Article Monsieur 
Oct 25, 2011 02:00pm News (PA) Legislation would require parental consent for teen tanners  Article Scott³ 
Jul 28, 2011 04:00pm Opinion John Boehner : The Whipped Puppy On A Short Leash  Article COSDem 
Jul 28, 2011 10:00am News John Boehner Doesn't Have Votes Yet  Article John 
May 17, 2011 01:00pm News Ohio Tea Partier on Boehner: 'I Am Sick of the Tears'  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Apr 07, 2011 06:55pm Amusing Facebook group would make Boehner trash collector  Article COSDem 
Apr 06, 2011 02:45pm Event Boehner Cries Over Looming Government Shutdown  Article RP 
Apr 05, 2011 07:00pm Statement John Boehner: Democrats 'win' in government shutdown  Article Jason 
Mar 03, 2011 12:00am General Tea Party leader: Boehner looks 'like a fool,' should be defeated in a primary  Article COSDem 
Jan 20, 2011 04:35pm Event Boehner gets emotional at JFK inauguration event   Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jan 14, 2011 04:00pm General Boehner Declines State Dinner Invite  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jan 05, 2011 08:00pm Event Boehner tears up as he takes the gavel  Article Jason 
Jan 05, 2011 08:00am Speech Incoming US House speaker warns of tough decisions  Article Jason 
Dec 20, 2010 04:15am Opinion Speaker Designate John Boehner: A Traitor to His Class  Article Jason 
Nov 10, 2010 05:00pm General Friends say the real John Boehner nothing like his 'insider' image  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Oct 27, 2010 11:55am Profile The rise, fall and rise of John Boehner  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 26, 2010 10:00pm Speculative Can GOP leaders keep the peace?  Article Jason 
Oct 13, 2010 07:00am Analysis Boehner a rubber stamp for Pelosi?  Article Servo 
Oct 08, 2010 01:45pm Statement Boehner: Gov't is 'disrespecting you'  Article Jason 
Sep 28, 2010 03:00pm Blog Entry John Boehner 'Affair' To Be Focus Of New York Times Expose, NY Post Reports   Article COSDem 
Jun 30, 2010 10:45am News Obama blasts GOP leader's 'ant' comment as 'out of touch'  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jun 29, 2010 04:00pm Hyperbole Boehner compares political climate to 1776  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jun 29, 2010 11:15am News Top Republican [Boehner]: Raise Social Security's retirement age to 70  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jun 18, 2010 03:00pm Commentary Prepare Yourselves for Speaker Boehner  Article John 
Jun 10, 2010 10:20am Statement Boehner: Government--i.e. Taxpayers--Should Help Pay For Oil Spill  Article RP 
Oct 13, 2009 01:00pm General Why GOP Leader [Boehner] Opposes Hate Crimes Protections for Gays  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Apr 29, 2009 04:00pm News Boehner says Obama's bills makes him 'want to throw up'  Article The Sunset Provision 
Mar 19, 2009 06:00pm Blog Entry Boehner: "There Was No Deregulation"  Article ArmyDem 
Jul 11, 2007 03:00pm News Boehner calls anti-surge GOP senators 'wimps'  Article The Sunset Provision 
Jun 01, 2007 08:00am General Boehner Leads Effort to Polish GOP 'Brand'  Article Brandonius Maximus 
May 24, 2007 02:00am News Boehner: Immigration Bill Is "Piece Of Shit"  Article Barack O-blame-a 
May 03, 2007 09:00am Legal Ruling Penalty Stands in Congressmen's Battle Over Leaked Phone Call  Article CBlock941 
Nov 02, 2006 08:00pm Blog Entry Republican leader blames military for losing war  Article Servo 
Oct 13, 2006 12:05pm Speech Majority leader: Democrats endangered pages  Article RP 
Sep 28, 2006 09:00pm Audio John Boehner Still Believes Saddam Was Tied To 9/11  Article Servo 
May 18, 2006 07:00pm News [OH Rep] Boehner issues threat  Article ArmyDem 
Feb 19, 2006 07:00pm Perspective New House leader more to the liking of GOP centrists  Article Ralphie 
Feb 12, 2006 06:05pm News Boehner, or GOP, Must Bend  Article ArmyDem 
Feb 08, 2006 03:00pm News Records Show Boehner Rents From Lobbyist  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Feb 06, 2006 06:00pm Opinion Boehner Opposes Sweeping Changes In Lobbyist Work  Article RP 
Jan 10, 2006 11:00pm News Blunt, Boehner Share Broad Network of Lobbyist Ties With DeLay   Article Servo 

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  01/06/2015 US House Speaker Won 52.81% (+12.71%)
  11/04/2014 OH District 08 Won 67.19% (+39.83%)
  05/06/2014 OH District 08 - R Primary Won 71.50% (+48.76%)
  01/03/2013 US House Speaker Won 51.52% (+6.56%)
  11/06/2012 OH District 8 Won 99.22% (+98.44%)
  03/06/2012 OH District 8 - R Primary Won 83.82% (+67.63%)
  01/05/2011 US House Speaker Won 55.66% (+15.70%)
  11/02/2010 OH - District 08 Won 65.64% (+35.34%)
  05/04/2010 OH District 8 - R Primary Won 84.67% (+74.17%)
  01/06/2009 US House Speaker Lost 40.56% (-18.88%)
  11/19/2008 US House Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 OH - District 08 Won 67.90% (+35.81%)
  01/03/2007 US House Speaker Lost 46.44% (-7.13%)
  11/17/2006 US House Minority Leader Won 85.71% (+71.94%)
  11/07/2006 OH - District 08 Won 63.80% (+27.61%)
  05/02/2006 OH District 08- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/02/2006 US House Majority Leader Won 52.81% (+5.63%)
  11/02/2004 OH - District 08 Won 69.01% (+38.02%)
  03/02/2004 OH - District 08 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 OH District 8 Won 70.81% (+41.62%)
  11/07/2000 OH District 8 Won 70.96% (+44.79%)
  11/15/1998 House Republican Conference Chairman Lost 43.46% (-13.08%)
  11/03/1998 OH District 8 Won 70.75% (+41.50%)
  11/15/1996 House Republican Conference Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1996 OH District 8 Won 70.28% (+44.21%)
  11/15/1994 House Republican Conference Chairman Won 54.46% (+8.93%)
  11/08/1994 OH District 8 Won 99.94% (+99.88%)
  11/03/1992 OH District 8 Won 73.98% (+47.96%)
  11/06/1990 OH District 8 Won 61.12% (+22.24%)
  05/08/1990 OH District 8 - R Primary Won 49.35% (+17.20%)
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