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Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Rhode Island
  • Residence: Jamestown
  • Born: November 12, 1949; Providence, R.I.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Julia Reed; one child
  • Education: U.S. Military Academy, B.S. 1971 (engineering); Harvard U., M.P.P. 1973; Harvard U., J.D. 1982
  • Military Service: Army 1971-79; Army Reserve 1979-91
  • Political Highlights: R.I. Senate, 1985-91; U.S. House, 1991-97; U.S. Senate, 1997-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (3rd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Interior-Environment - Chairman; Labor-HHS-Education; Military Construction-VA; Transportation-HUD); Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Seapower - Chairman; Strategic Forces); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment)
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State Information: Rhode Island

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2008 general Jack Reed (D) 320,644 73.4%
Robert Tingle (R) 116,174 26.6%
2002 general Jack Reed (D) 253,774 78.4%
Robert Tingle (R) 69,808 21.6%
1996 general Jack Reed (D) 230,676 63.5%
Nancy J. Mayer (R) 127,368 35%
Donald W. Lovejoy (I) 5,327 1.5%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 63.13% John McCain: 35.21%
2012 : 62.7% : 35.24%
2004 John Kerry: 59% George W. Bush: 39%
2000 Al Gore: 61% George W. Bush: 32%
1996 Bill Clinton: 60% Robert Dole: 27%
1992 Bill Clinton: 47% George H. W. Bush: 29%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 56% George H. W. Bush: 44%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 48% :

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