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  Boren, Dan
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NameDan Boren
Muskogee, Oklahoma , United States
Website [Link]
Born August 02, 1973 (48 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Apr 17, 2012 11:38pm
Tags Caucasian - Married - Methodist - Straight -
InfoDavid Daniel "Dan" Boren

Inspired to politics as a youth, Dan Boren has built an impressive record for himself as a strong advocate for responsible government. Elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives at age 29, Dan became one of the youngest state legislators to serve in 2002. Tapped for his leadership ability, Dan was selected by his Democratic colleagues to be Caucus Chairman - making him the first freshman state lawmaker to ever receive this honor.

As a member of the Oklahoma House leadership team, Dan fought to bring jobs and economic opportunities to his district. Working hand in hand with Governor Brad Henry, he helped to protect economic assistance for Oklahoma's rural communities by saving the Rural Economic Action Plan from devastating budget cuts. He also fought to improve rural schools by co-authoring legislation that infused much needed dollars into Oklahoma's schools without raising taxes.

In 2004, Dan was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District. Upon election, Dan obtained a seat on the House Armed Services Committee - a rare appointment for a freshman member of Congress. He also serves on the House Natural Resources Committee, an influential panel which provides Congress with oversight into Indian affairs and public lands. Dan also serves on the House Financial Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over the nation's banking, insurance, real estate, housing and securities sectors.

As a strong advocate for rural communities, Dan's top priorities are job creation, improving education and rural health care, and making Oklahoma's small business environment more conducive to growth. Also an active member of the Congressional Blue Dogs Caucus, Dan works closely with his colleagues to curb unnecessary government spending and keep Congress fiscally responsible.

Prior to public office, Dan served as the President and CEO of the Seminole State College Educational Foundation. He has also served as a senior aide at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and worked on the staff of former U.S. Congressman Wes Watkins. Dan is also involved in numerous organizations and is an avid outdoorsman and hunter.

Dan earned his B.S. in Economics and went on to obtain an M.B.A. at University of Oklahoma. He and his sister Carrie were born to former Oklahoma Governor and U.S. Senator David Boren and the late Janna L. Robbins. His grandfather, Lyle H. Boren, represented southeastern Oklahomans in the U.S. Congress from 1937-47. Carrying on his family's tradition of excellent public service, Dan serves by the values instilled him at a young age - values of faith, hard work, and personal responsibility. Dan and his wife Andrea reside in Muskogee, Oklahoma.


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02/26/2010-02/28/2010 Public Policy Polling 51.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0)

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Jun 07, 2011 10:00am Report Report: Boren Won't Seek Re-Election  Article IndyGeorgia 
Sep 10, 2010 11:00pm Statement U.S. Rep. Dan Boren suggests elimination of the Office of Congressional Ethics  Article Jason 
Aug 18, 2009 07:00am General Democratic Rep. Boren Vows to Swap Federal Coverage for New Health Care Plan  Article Jason 
Jul 15, 2009 04:00pm Blog Entry Boren goes nuclear on Obama   Article Monsieur 
Apr 08, 2009 07:10am Statement Democratic Congressman Questions Obama‚Äôs Commitment To Our Security  Article RP 
Jun 10, 2008 03:00pm News Okla. Dem calls Obama liberal, declines to endorse  Article Ex-New Jerseyan 

Importance? 7.00000 Average

Father David L. Boren 1941-
Grandfather Lyle Boren 1909-1992
Great-Grandfather Mark Latimer "Dock" Boren 1869-1956
Grand Uncle James B. Boren 1905-1983
1st Cousin Once Removed Jim Boren 1925-2010
Grand Uncle Dallas L. Boren 1916-1996
1st Cousin Once Removed Cheryll Heinze 1946-2012
Mother Janna Lou Little 1944-1998
Grandfather Reuel W. Little 1901-1993
Uncle Dan Little 0000-
1st Cousin Janna Little Ryan 1969-

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