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Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-Ore.)

  • District: 4th District, Southwest -- Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis
  • Residence: Springfield
  • Born: May 27, 1947; Needham, Mass.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Myrnie L. Daut
  • Education: Tufts U., B.A. 1969 (economics & political science); U. of Oregon, attended 1969-71 (international studies); U. of Oregon, M.S. 1977 (public administration & gerontology)
  • Military Service: Air Force 1967-71
  • Political Highlights: Lane County Commission, 1982-86; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate (special election), 1996; U.S. House, 1987-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1986 (14th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Natural Resources - Ranking Member; Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit; Public-Private Partnerships; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials)
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State Information: 4th District, Southwest -- Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Peter DeFazio (D) 212,866 59.1%
Art Robinson (R) 140,549 39%
Chuck Huntting (LIBERT) 6,205 1.7%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 52% Mitt Romney: 45%
2008 Barack Obama: 55% John McCain: 43%

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