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  Doolittle, John T.
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NameJohn T. Doolittle
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Rocklin, California , United States
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Born October 30, 1950 (70 years)
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InfoJohn T. Doolittle is a native of California, born in Glendale on October 30, 1950, and he has lived in Southern California, the Bay Area, and Sacramento. He is married to Julia Harlow and is father to son, J.T. and daughter, Courtney.

Growing up in California, Doolittle graduated from Cupertino High School in 1968. He graduated with honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in History, and he earned his law degree from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. Doolittle began serving in the United States House of Representatives in 1991, serving the 14th Congressional District of California. Following redistricting in 1992, he began representing the 4th Congressional District and has subsequently been sent back to represent this district in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002.

For the 108th Congress, Doolittle was elected as the Secretary of the House Republican Conference, the sixth highest ranking elected position in the House Leadership. Additionally, he maintains the seats he first gained in the 107th Congress on the Committee on House Administration as well as the powerful Appropriations Committee and its Energy and Water and DC Appropriations Subcommittees.

Doolittle also continues to be one of only seventeen Deputy Whips in the House, a position he first gained at the start of the 104th Congress. The Whip organization, a critical arm of the House Leadership, is in charge of marshaling votes for passage of important legislation that reaches the House floor.

Up until the 107th Congress, Doolittle served as a dedicated member of the Agriculture and Resources Committees. Specifically, he served on the Subcommittees on Resource Conservation, Research and Forestry, and Risk Management and Specialty Crops on the Agriculture Committee; and the Subcommittees on National Parks, Forests and Lands, and Water and Power Resources of the Resources Committee.

With the start of the historic 104th Congress, Doolittle was selected Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water and Power Resources, which has jurisdiction over the marketing of electric power from federal water projects and federal power marketing authorities, all water resource development programs, and all matters concerning water resources planning. (He had to relinquish his chairmanship, as well as his seat on the Agriculture and Resources Committees, when he received appointment to the Appropriations Committee.)

Some of John Doolittle�s legislative accomplishments:

One of seven freshmen who exposed the House check-bouncing scandal, pressed for full disclosure of all overdrafts, and brought national attention to the issue of congressional reform.

Fighting for an �Agenda of Opportunity� for all Americans, which includes lower personal income taxes, a reduction in the capital gains tax, a balanced budget, protecting Social Security benefits from taxation, and strengthening the economy by promoting policies which create more jobs and increase economic growth.

Co-founder of the Conservative Action Team, now known as the Republican Study Commitee, the largest and most effective organization among House Republicans.

Doolittle has received many awards in recognition of a voting record committed to economic growth, deficit reduction, and government reform, including:

Taxpayers� Superhero Award by the Citizens Against Government Waste

Taxpayers� Friend by the National Taxpayers' Union

Golden Bulldog Award by the Watchdogs of the Treasury

Spirit of Enterprise Award by the United States Chamber of Commerce

Guardian of Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Business

Sound Dollar Award by the Free Congress Foundation

Thomas Jefferson Award by the National Wholesalers Grocers Association

Human Rights Leadership Award by Freedom Magazine

Family Service Award by the Women's Federation for World Peace


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Nov 21, 2007 10:00pm News Calif. lawmaker finds tepid GOP support  Article The Sunset Provision 
May 18, 2007 03:45pm Statement Doolittle blames Democrats for leaks  Article RP 
May 07, 2007 12:25pm News Doolittle says raid was made to aid Gonzales  Article Chronicler 
Apr 18, 2007 03:00pm News [Rep. John] Doolittle's Home Raided  Article Servo 
Mar 19, 2006 12:50pm News Congressman Doolittle [R-CA], wife profited from Cunningham-linked contractor  Article WesternDem 
Dec 01, 2005 06:00pm News [CA Rep] Doolittle's dealings draw closer scrutiny  Article ArmyDem 

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RACES
  11/07/2006 CA - District 04 Won 49.05% (+3.18%)
  06/06/2006 CA District 04 - R Primary Won 67.16% (+34.32%)
  11/02/2004 CA - District 04 Won 65.39% (+30.79%)
  11/00/2004 US House Republican Conference Secretary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/02/2004 CA - District 04 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 CA District 4 Won 64.77% (+32.88%)
  11/00/2002 US House Republican Conference Secretary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/05/2002 CA District 4 - R Primary Won 77.51% (+55.03%)
  11/07/2000 CA District 4 Won 63.42% (+31.96%)
  11/03/1998 CA District 4 Won 62.57% (+28.16%)
  11/05/1996 CA District 4 Won 60.46% (+24.36%)
  11/08/1994 CA District 4 Won 61.33% (+26.42%)
  11/03/1992 CA District 4 Won 49.81% (+4.12%)
  06/02/1992 CA District 4- R Primary Won 71.12% (+42.24%)
  11/06/1990 CA District 14 Won 51.52% (+3.04%)
  11/08/1988 CA State Senate 01 Won 54.30% (+8.60%)
  11/06/1984 CA State Senate 01 Won 44.06% (+3.31%)
  11/02/1982 CA State Senate 06 Lost 44.57% (-8.60%)
  11/04/1980 CA State Senate 03 Won 51.65% (+3.29%)
ENDORSEMENTS
CA State Assembly 04 - Special Election - Mar 08, 2011 R John Allard
CA State Assembly 04 - R Primary - Jun 06, 2006 R Edward M. "Ted" Gaines