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  Ensign, John E.
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2009-01-01  
 
NameJohn E. Ensign
AddressPO Box 26568
Las Vegas, Nevada 89126, United States
Emailinfo@ensign4nevada.com
Websitehttp://ensign.senate.gov
Born March 25, 1958 (60 years)
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InfoSenator John Ensign has served the people of Nevada from his days as a veterinarian, small business owner, and U.S. Congressman to his present role as the 24th U.S. Senator for Nevada.

Senator Ensign was raised in northern Nevada and moved to southern Nevada where he graduated from Clark High School. He attended UNLV and earned a Bachelor's degree from Oregon State University. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 1985.

Senator Ensign immediately began practicing veterinary medicine and opened the first 24-hour animal hospital in Las Vegas.

Throughout his career Ensign has fought for smaller, more effective government, lower taxes, a strong national defense and aggressive approach to combating terrorists, increased parental control in education choices, and quality health care for Nevada's seniors and veterans.

Senator Ensign was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000 and serves on the following committees: Armed Services; Budget; Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP); Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and Veterans Affairs. Ensign is Chairman of the Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee. In addition, Senator Ensign chairs the High Tech Task Force and serves as Vice Chairman of the Republican Steering Committee, a group that shapes the party's legislative agenda.

Since taking office, Ensign has worked hard to fulfill his promises to the people of Nevada. His Education High Growth Grant amendment, which brings tens of millions of extra dollars to Nevada schools, was included in the education bill signed into law by President Bush. The Prescription Discount Card for Seniors, a key part of Ensign's prescription drug plan, was endorsed by President Bush and would allow many seniors to cut their prescription drug bills by 40%. On the environmental front, enactment of the Ensign/Reid Clark County Lands Bill will protect environmentally sensitive areas in southern Nevada, allow recreational opportunities to continue, and improve the quality of life.

Ensign has taken the lead on technology issues as well. His "Dot Kids" legislation creates a subdomain on the Internet where children can explore the Internet without the fear of being exposed to material parents may deem inappropriate. His bill to delay the 700 MHz spectrum auction from moving forward was a critical step toward improving our nation's wireless network. Both were signed into law by President Bush.

Ensign spends his workweek in Washington and his weekends in Las Vegas with his wife, Darlene, and their three children-Trevor, Siena, and Michael.

Name: John Ensign (R-NV)
Born: March 25, 1958, in Roseville, CA
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Education: graduated E.W. Clark High School, (1976); attended University of Nevada, Las Vegas (1979); B.S., Oregon State University, Corvallis (1981); D.V.M. Colorado State University, Fort Collins (1985)
Family: married to Darlene Sciaretta; three children: Trevor, Siena, and Michael
Profession: veterinarian, U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator

1987-1994: owner, West Flamingo Animal Hospital, Las Vegas
1994-2001: owner, South Shores Animal Hospital, Las Vegas
1995-1999: served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1st District
Nov. 7, 2000: elected to U. S. Senate for 107th Congress


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
04/21/2011-04/24/2011 Public Policy Polling 29.00% ( 6.0) 55.00% ( 5.0) 16.00% ( 1.0)
01/03/2011-01/05/2011 Public Policy Polling 35.00% ( 6.0) 50.00% ( 2.0) 15.00% ( 3.0)
10/30/2010-10/31/2010 Public Policy Polling 41.00% ( 3.0) 48.00% ( 1.0) 12.00% ( 3.0)
07/16/2010-07/18/2010 Public Policy Polling 38.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 3.0) 15.00% ( 3.0)
01/11/2010-01/12/2010 Public Policy Polling 38.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0)
07/14/2009-07/15/2009 Mason-Dixon 41.00% ( 7.0) 54.00% ( 9.0) 5.00% ( 2.0)
06/18/2009-06/19/2009 Mason-Dixon 48.00% ( 9.0) 45.00% ( 5.0) 7.00% ( 4.0)
12/03/2007-12/05/2007 Mason-Dixon 57.00% ( 6.0) 40.00% ( 21.0) 3.00% ( 27.0)
10/09/2007-10/11/2007 Mason-Dixon 51.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 0.0) 30.00% ( 0.0)
10/12/2006-10/15/2006 Survey USA 52.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 3.0) 8.00% ( 3.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 12, 2011 06:00pm News Ethics Committee refers Ensign case to Justice Dept., FEC   Article Brandonius Maximus 
May 02, 2011 05:50pm News Ensign gives farewell, apologizes to colleagues   Article Brandonius Maximus 
Apr 21, 2011 05:00pm General JOHN ENSIGN TO RESIGN FRIDAY, HELLER LIKELY REPLACEMENT  Article COSDem 
Nov 20, 2010 02:15am News FEC won't punish Ensign for cash to mistress  Article Jason 
Apr 05, 2010 01:00pm Opinion Why Sen. Ensign should be worried about possible indictment  Article karin1492 
Mar 19, 2010 03:00am Commentary Ensign’s refusal to resign harms many in his circle  Article RP 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.50000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/18/2008 US Senate Republican Policy Committee Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/15/2006 NRSC Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 NV US Senate Won 55.36% (+14.37%)
  08/15/2006 NV US Senate - R Primary Won 90.46% (+85.65%)
  01/04/2003 Armed Services Seat 7 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2000 NV US Senate Won 55.09% (+15.40%)
  09/05/2000 NV US Senate- R Primary Won 88.03% (+82.34%)
  11/03/1998 NV US Senate Lost 47.78% (-0.10%)
  09/01/1998 NV US Senate - R Primary Won 80.57% (+70.10%)
  11/05/1996 NV District 1 Won 50.10% (+6.60%)
  11/08/1994 NV District 1 Won 48.48% (+0.94%)
  09/03/1994 NV District 1 - R Primary Won 83.13% (+76.09%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  01/03/2011 Rules and Administration Chairperson Lost 0.00% (-55.56%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 NPA Reject
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 28, 2010 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Labor - Feb 24, 2009 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 NPA Reject
US Secretary of the Treasury - Jan 26, 2009 D Timothy F. Geithner
TN US Senate - R Primary - Aug 03, 2006 R Edward G. "Ed" Bryant
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John Glover Roberts Jr.