April 23, 2014

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.)

  • District: 8th District, Northeast -- Duluth, Iron Range
  • Residence: North Branch
  • Born: January 29, 1959; Charleston, W.Va.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Traci Cravaack; two children
  • Education: U.S. Naval Academy, B.S. 1981; U. of West Florida, M.Ed. 1989 (educational leadership)
  • Military Service: Navy 1981-90; Navy Reserve 1990-2005
  • Political Highlights: U.S. House, 2011-13; no previous office
  • Elected: Elected: 2010 (1st term); Defeated James L. Oberstar, D
  • Committee Assignments: Homeland Security (Counterterrorism & Intelligence; Transportation Security); Science, Space & Technology (Technology & Innovation); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation - Vice Chairman; Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Water Resources & Environment)
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State Information: 8th District, Northeast -- Duluth, Iron Range

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Chip Cravaack (R) 133,490 48.2%
James Oberstar (D) 129,091 46.6%
Tim Olson (INDC) 11,876 4.3%
Richard Burton (CNSTP) 2,492 0.9%
2008 general James Oberstar (D) 241,831 67.7%
Michael Cummins (R) 114,871 32.2%
2006 general James Oberstar (D) 180,670 63.6%
Rod Grams (R) 97,683 34.4%
Harry Welty (UNT) 5,508 1.9%
2004 general James Oberstar (D) 228,586 65.2%
Mark Groettum (R) 112,693 32.2%
Van Presley (GREEN) 8,933 2.6%
2002 general James Oberstar (D) 194,909 68.6%
Robert Lemen (R) 88,673 31.2%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 53% John McCain: 44%
2004 John Kerry: 53% George W. Bush: 46%
2000 Al Gore: 50% George W. Bush: 45%