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Rep. John W. Olver

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Birthdate: b. 09/03/1936
Birthplace: Honesdale, PA
District: represents MA-01
Political Party: Democratic
Religion: Not Specified
Education: PhD, Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961 MS, Chemistry, Tufts University, 1956 BA, Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1955.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 158,057 (76.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $451,759 (#423)
Spent 60% (#360)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 53% (#261)
From PACs 46% (#238)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 64 (#90)
Total cost $75,155,000 (#172)
Received 63 (#87)
Total cost $73,239,200 (#135)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 74% left-wing (#450)
Predictable 98% (#42)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 2 times (#407)
Avg. length 521 words (#482)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 2,347 (#48)
Introduced 38 (#357)
Debated 5 (#328)
Enacted 1 (#358)
Data from GovTrack.

Interest Group Alignment

Interest Group Alignment compares a politician’s votes to positions taken by interest groups. [ more ]
GroupAgreement
National Association of Realtors 100% (8/8 votes)
NAACP 100% (7/7 votes)
American Nurses Association 100% (5/5 votes)
Friends Committee on National Legislation 100% (5/5 votes)
AFL-CIO 92% (12/13 votes)
Public Citizen 90% (9/10 votes)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 85% (6/7 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 83% (5/6 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 83% (5/6 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 71% (5/7 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 60% (3/5 votes)
National Retail Federation 20% (1/5 votes)
US Chamber of Commerce 16% (1/6 votes)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 14% (2/14 votes)
More interest groups →
Data from Maplight.org , for the 11Xth Congress.

Top Contributors

Individuals reporting the same zip code who have donated to a lawmaker's political campaign. Use with caution: based on raw FEC data.
1 Peter Bovenzi $12,800 from June 14, 2001 to September 21, 2007
2 George Treyz $9,600 from May 4, 2001 to March 19, 2008
3 Ronald Ansin $8,900 from May 14, 2001 to February 26, 2007
4 Thomas Bovenzi $8,700 from June 16, 2003 to September 21, 2007
5 Reiner Beeuwkes $7,500 from May 30, 2001 to March 8, 2007
More contributors →
Source: FEC data from the 1980 to 2000 election cycles.

Top Contributor Employers

Campaigns disclose the employers of their contributors; this list aggregates them. Use with caution: this list is based on raw FEC data
1 Self $138,909
2 Umass $30,550
3 Amherst College $21,250
4 Fostermiller $14,900
5 Peter Pan Bus Lines $11,900
More contributors →
Source: FEC data from the 1980 to 2000 election cycles.

Top Lobby Contributors

New rules require lobbyists to disclose their giving, and giving by the PACs they control. Use with caution: This data compiled from raw filings
1 Mr. Fraser Verrusio - Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. $5,000
2 Mr. David L. Kolbe - Int'L. Association Of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers $5,000
3 Mr. Michael Bocchini - Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association $5,000
4 Mr. Jerry Giovaniello - National Association Of Realtors $3,000
5 Mr. John C Hay - Oldcastle Materials Inc $2,500
More lobby contributors →
Source: Senate Office of Public Records LD-203 disclosure database; data from 2008.
Some campaign finance information from Open Secrets.


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