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  McDermott, Jim
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameJim McDermott
Address
Seattle, Washington , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born December 28, 1936 (82 years)
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifedRBH
Oct 15, 2016 08:47pm
Tags Caucasian - Very Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Missile Defense - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Health Care Reform - Pro Environment - Pro Marijuana Legalization - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Married - U.S. Navy - Christian - Episcopalian - Protestant - Straight -
InfoJim McDermott was born in Chicago, IL on December 28, 1936. He was the first member of his family to attend college, and went on to finish medical school. After completing his medical residency and military service, he made his first run for public office in 1970 and was elected to the State Legislature from the 43rd district in Washington State. In 1974, he ran for the State Senate, and subsequently was re-elected three times.

In 1987, after 15 years of legislative service, Rep. McDermott decided to leave politics and continue in public service as a Foreign Service medical officer based in Zaire, providing psychiatric services to Foreign Service, AID, and Peace Corps personnel in sub-Saharan Africa. When the 7th district Congressional seat later became open, he returned from Africa to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected in 1988 to the 101st Congress and is currently serving his 8th term.

A physician, Rep. McDermott is especially interested in health care issues. While in the state legislature, he developed the Washington Basic Health Plan, the first state program in the country to provide low-cost health insurance to the unemployed and working poor. In the Congress, he is active in health care reform issues. He founded and chairs the Congressional Task Force on International HIV/AIDS and introduced the AIDS Housing Opportunities Act, a new program enacted into law in 1990 authorizing $156 million in FY 92 for special housing assistance for people with AIDS. Rep. McDermott, the co-author of National Health Care legislation, is leading the fight in the House of Representatives to guarantee all Americans comprehensive health care coverage.

Rep. McDermott is married and has two adult children. He attends St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle.


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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 19, 2009 10:00pm News More Super Mean ‘Liz Becton’ E-mails!  Article Monsieur 
Jun 18, 2009 08:00pm Amusing 'Hi Liz': The Story of an E-Mail Disaster  Article J.R. 
Dec 03, 2007 11:00am News Court backs ruling against congressman  Article The Sunset Provision 
Jun 29, 2007 01:05am General (U.S. Representative) McDermott joins call for Cheney's removal  Article Andy 
May 26, 2006 02:00pm Announcement McDermott to host KIRO talk show  Article Ralphie 
Mar 28, 2006 02:25pm Legal Ruling Appeals Court rules against McDermott in taped call dispute  Article Ralphie 

DISCUSSION
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RACES
  11/04/2014 WA District 07 Won 80.97% (+61.95%)
  08/05/2014 WA District 07 - Blanket Primary Won 76.86% (+67.71%)
  11/06/2012 WA District 7 Won 79.65% (+59.31%)
  08/07/2012 WA District 7 - Blanket Primary Won 70.91% (+55.68%)
  11/02/2010 WA District 7 Won 82.97% (+65.95%)
  08/17/2010 WA District 7 - Blanket Primary Won 79.85% (+73.47%)
  11/04/2008 WA - District 07 Won 83.65% (+67.31%)
  08/19/2008 WA District 7 - Blanket Primary Won 73.82% (+58.87%)
  11/07/2006 WA - District 07 Won 79.41% (+63.68%)
  09/19/2006 WA District 7 - D Primary Won 91.86% (+87.75%)
  11/02/2004 WA - District 07 Won 80.68% (+61.35%)
  11/05/2002 WA District 7 Won 74.07% (+52.15%)
  09/17/2002 WA DIstrict 7 - Blanket Primary Won 77.39% (+0.00%)
  11/07/2000 WA District 7 Won 72.79% (+53.17%)
  11/03/1998 WA District 7 Won 88.21% (+78.79%)
  11/05/1996 WA District 7 Won 80.96% (+61.91%)
  11/08/1994 WA District 7 Won 75.14% (+50.27%)
  09/20/1994 WA District 7 - Blanket Primary Won 71.27% (+47.21%)
  11/03/1992 WA District 7 Won 78.40% (+59.33%)
  09/15/1992 WA District 7 - Blanket Primary Won 72.98% (+54.49%)
  11/06/1990 WA District 7 Won 72.31% (+48.26%)
  09/18/1990 WA District 7 - Blanket Primary Won 72.75% (+53.25%)
  11/08/1988 WA District 7 Won 76.33% (+52.66%)
  09/20/1988 WA District 7 - Blanket Primary Won 38.48% (+9.80%)
  11/04/1986 WA State Senate District 43 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/18/1984 WA Governor - Blanket Primary Lost 22.91% (-23.16%)
  11/02/1982 WA State Senate District 43 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1980 WA Governor Lost 43.32% (-13.36%)
  09/16/1980 WA Governor - Blanket Primary Won 33.04% (+8.95%)
  08/14/1980 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.03% (-72.96%)
  11/07/1978 WA State Senate District 43 Won 56.04% (+12.07%)
  11/05/1974 WA State Senate District 43 Won 65.07% (+32.91%)
  09/19/1972 WA Governor - Blanket Primary Lost 10.87% (-19.40%)
  11/03/1970 WA House District 43 Seat 2 Won 57.59% (+15.17%)
ENTERED, DROPPED OUT
  08/02/2016 WA District 07 - Blanket Primary Lost 0.00% (-42.11%)
ENDORSEMENTS
WA State House District 46 Seat 1 - D Convention - Dec 01, 2011 D Javier Valdez
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
WA US President - D Caucuses - Feb 07, 2004 D Howard Dean
WA US President - D Primary - Feb 29, 2000 D Bill Bradley
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 2000 D Bill Bradley
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