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Skelton lost his re-election bid in 2010.

Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.)

  • District: 4th District, West central -- Kansas City suburbs, Jefferson City
  • Residence: Lexington
  • Born: December 20, 1931; Lexington, Mo.
  • Religion: Christian Church
  • Family: Wife, Patty Martin; three children
  • Education: Wentworth Military Academy, A.A. 1951; U. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), attended 1953; U. of Missouri, A.B. 1953 (history); U. of Missouri, LL.B. 1956
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Lafayette County prosecuting attorney, 1957-60; Mo. Senate, 1971-77; U.S. House, 1977-2011
  • Elected: Elected: 1976 (17th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services - Chairman
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State Information: 4th District, West central -- Kansas City suburbs, Jefferson City

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Vicky Hartzler (R) 113,489 50.4%
Ike Skelton (D) 101,532 45.1%
Jason Braun (LIBERT) 6,123 2.7%
Greg Cowan (CNSTP) 3,912 1.7%
2008 general Ike Skelton (D) 200,009 65.9%
Jeff Parnell (R) 103,446 34.1%
2006 general Ike Skelton (D) 159,303 67.6%
James Noland (R) 69,254 29.4%
Bryce Holthouse (LIBERT) 4,479 1.9%
Melinda Ivey (PRO) 2,459 1%
2004 general Ike Skelton (D) 190,800 66.2%
James Noland (R) 93,334 32.4%
Bill Lower (LIBERT) 2,827 1%
Raymond Lister (CNSTP) 1,265 0.4%
2002 general Ike Skelton (D) 142,204 67.6%
James Noland (R) 64,451 30.7%
Daniel Nelson (LIBERT) 3,583 1.7%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 38% John McCain: 61%
2004 John Kerry: 35% George W. Bush: 64%
2000 Al Gore: 39% George W. Bush: 58%

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