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Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.)

  • District: 4th District, South central -- Norman, Lawton, part of Oklahoma City
  • Residence: Moore
  • Born: April 28, 1949; Shreveport, La.
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Family: Wife, Ellen Cole; one child
  • Education: Grinnell College, B.A. 1971 (history); Yale U., M.A. 1974 (British history); U. of Oklahoma, Ph.D. 1984 (19th Century British history)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Okla. Republican Party chairman, 1985-89; Okla. Senate, 1989-91; Okla. secretary of state, 1995-99; U.S. House, 2003-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2002 (6th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense; Interior-Environment; Legislative Branch - Chairman); Budget; Rules; Joint Library
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State Information: 4th District, South central -- Norman, Lawton, part of Oklahoma City

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Tom Cole (R) 176,740 67.9%
Donna Bebo (D) 71,846 27.6%
R. J. Harris (I) 11,745 4.5%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 33% Mitt Romney: 67%
2008 Barack Obama: 34% John McCain: 66%




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