Dan Boren Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 2nd district
Incumbent Assumed office
January 3, 2005
Preceded by Brad Carson Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
from the 28th district
November 2002 – November 2004
Succeeded by Wes Hilliard Personal details Born August 2, 1973
Political party Democratic Spouse(s) Andrea Heupel Boren Children Janna Lou Boren Residence Muskogee, Oklahoma Alma mater Texas Christian University, University of Oklahoma Occupation high school administrator Religion Methodist
Daniel David "Dan" Boren (born August 2, 1973) is the U.S. Representative for Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2005. The district includes most of the eastern part of the state outside of Tulsa. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
Boren announced on June 7, 2011 that he will not seek re-election to the House in 2012.
Early life, education and career
Boren was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Janna Lou Little and David Lyle Boren, current University of Oklahoma President and former Governor of Oklahoma and U.S. Senator. His grandfather, Lyle Boren, also served in the U.S. Congress — representing southeastern Oklahoma (Oklahoma's 4th congressional district) from 1937 to 1947.
Oklahoma House of Representatives
Boren served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004, representing the 28th House District.
U.S. House of Representatives
Boren, as of the 111th Congress, is a member of the following committees:
- Committee on Armed Services
- Committee on Natural Resources
- Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
In 2006, the nonpartisan environmental group League of Conservation Voters included Boren in its “Dirty Dozen” list of anti-environment federal officeholders, citing his “dismal voting record on issues of environmental importance.” This record included support for the Energy Policy Act of 2005 — a bill criticized for the billions of dollars in subsidies it provided the oil and nuclear industries — as well as opposition to policies designed to increase fuel efficiency and to increase accountability for producers of the pollutant and fuel additive MBTE. Boren also voted in favor of the Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act, a bill that environmental groups said would drastically reduce the protections in the Endangered Species Act. Boren was a cosponsor of H.R. 25, the FairTax Act, which replaces federal taxes with a flat sales tax. This legislation attracted 59 members in the 109th Congress, more than any other tax reform proposal.
In November 2009, Boren voted along with 39 other Democrats against the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Boren also voted against the final bill, in March. He said "only 17 percent of my constituents supported the bill." In January 2011, Boren was one of 3 Democrats to vote with the unified Republican caucus for its repeal.
In 2011, he co-sponsored HR 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, The bill contained an exception for "forcible rape," which opponents criticized as potentially excluding drug-facilitated rape, date rape, and other forms of rape. The bill also allowed an exception for minors who are victims of incest.
In July 2011, Boren was one of five Democrats to vote for the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act.
On June 7, 2011, The Oklahoman announced that "Rep. Dan Boren, the only Democrat in Oklahoma's seven-person congressional delegation, will not seek re-election in 2012, setting up what could be an intense partisan battle for a seat that spans much of eastern Oklahoma ."
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In the 2004 elections to the U.S. House of Representatives, Boren ran as the Democratic candidate for Oklahoma's second congressional district, succeeding Rep. Brad Carson, who was retiring from the House to run for the United States Senate. He defeated Republican candidate Wayland Smalley by more than 85,000 votes (66% to 34%) and was inaugurated in the 109th Congress in January 2005. Boren was one of only two politicians endorsed by country singer Toby Keith, the other being President George W. Bush. Boren was re-elected in 2006.
Boren's fiscally conservative leanings fit with the political demographics of his district. The 2nd was once a Democratic stronghold, but has become increasingly friendly to Republicans as Tulsa's suburbs have begun to encroach on the district. The district has voted for the Republican candidate in the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Presidential elections, by double-digit margins in the latter two years.
November 2, 2010, Representative of Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district election results Candidates Party Votes % Dan Boren Democratic Party 108,203 56.52% Charles Thompson Republican Party 83,266 43.48% Source: 2010 General Election Results July 27, 2010, Representative of Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district Democratic Primary election results Candidates Party Votes % Dan Boren Democratic Party 66,439 75.55% Jim Wilson Democratic Party 21,496 24.45% Source: 2010 Primary Election Results November 4, 2008, Representative of Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district election results Candidates Party Votes % Dan Boren Democratic Party 173,757 70.47% Raymond Wickson Republican Party 72,815 29.53% Source: 2008 Election Results November 7, 2006, Representative of Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district election results Candidates Party Votes % Dan Boren Democratic Party 122,347 72.74% Patrick K. Miller Republican Party 45,861 27.26% Source: 2006 Election Results November 2, 2004, Representative of Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district election results Candidates Party Votes % Dan Boren Democratic Party 179,579 65.89% Wayland Smalley Republican Party 92,963 34.11% Source: 2004 Election Results
Boren is married to Andrea Heupel, who is the sister of Josh Heupel, the starting Quarterback who led the Oklahoma Sooners to win the 2000 BCS National Championship and who currently serves as the University of Oklahoma's co-offensive coordinator. Dan and Andrea recently[when?] moved to Muskogee.
- "30 Something" Working Group
- ^ "Dan Boren Retiring: Oklahoma Congressman Won't Seek Another Term". Huffington Post. June 7, 2011. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/07/dan-boren-retiring_n_872516.html.
- ^ David Boren
- ^ "Blue Dog Coalition". House.gov. 2009-04-27. http://www.house.gov/melancon/BlueDogs/index.html. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
- ^ LCV Press Release
- ^ ibid.
- ^ Final Vote Results for Roll Call 506
- ^ Endangered Species Coalition Analysis of HR 3824
- ^ Shailagh Murray and Jonathan Weisman (2007-07-15). "The Conservative Democrat". Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/14/AR2007071400886.html. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
- ^ “”. "Iraq Troop Surge Debate : Dan Boren - Anti Surge". YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtXDNWi3G2o. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
- ^ ": Boren (OK02) : Press Release : Oklahoma Delegation Says No To Gauntanamo Detainee Relocation". House.gov. http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/ok02_boren/2009_01_23_delegation_gitmo_relocations.html. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
- ^ Congressman confirmed as NRA board member
- ^ http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll887.xml
- ^ http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml
- ^ http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=12184313
- ^ http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll014.xml
- ^ a b Full text of House Resolution 3: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
- ^ "What is 'forcible rape' exactly?". The Washington Post. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2011/02/what_is_forcible_rape_exactly.html.
- ^ Berman, Russell (19 July 2011). "Five Blue Dogs join GOP in vote for 'cut, cap and balance' bill". The Hill. http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/172441-five-blue-dogs-join-gop-in-vote-for-cut-cap-and-balance-bill. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
- ^ http://newsok.com/boren-to-announce-he-wont-seek-reelection-in-2012/article/3575021#ixzz1ObZnwSwh
- ^ General Election Results - November 2, 2004
- ^ General Election Results - November 7, 2006
- ^ "Presidential Results by Congressional District, 2000-2008". 30 December 2008. http://www.swingstateproject.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=4161. Retrieved 2010-03-27.
- ^ Jim Myers, "Congressman announces birth of son", Tulsa World, September 23, 2010.
- Representative Dan Boren official U.S. House site
- Congressman Dan Boren official campaign site
- Biography at WhoRunsGov.com at The Washington Post
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Congressional profile at GovTrack
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Staff salaries, trips and personal finance at LegiStorm.com
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- Campaign contributions at the National Institute for Money in State Politics
- Appearances on C-SPAN programs
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