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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.)

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for Mo. House, 1970; sought Democratic nomination for Kansas City Council, 1975; Kansas City Council, 1979-91; mayor of Kansas City, 1991-99; U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-present
Born: Oct. 26, 1944; Waxahachie, Texas
Residence: Kansas City
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Dianne Cleaver; four children
Education: Murray State College (Okla.), attended 1963-64; Prairie View A&M College, B.S. 1972; Saint Paul School of Theology, M.Div. 1974
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Housing and Insurance - Ranking Member; Oversight & Investigations)

Election History
2014generalEmanuel Cleaver (D) 79,25651.6
Jacob Turk (R) 69,07145.0
Roy Welborn (LIBERT) 5,3083.5
2012generalEmanuel Cleaver (D) 200,29060.5
Jacob Turk (R) 122,14936.9
Randall Langkraehr (LIBERT) 8,4972.6
Andrew Feagle (WRI) 60.0
Andrew Thomas (WRI) 00.0
2010generalEmanuel Cleaver (D) 102,07653.3
Jacob Turk (R) 84,57844.2
Randall Langkraehr (LIBERT) 3,0771.6
Dave Lay (CNSTP) 1,6920.9
2008generalEmanuel Cleaver (D) 197,24964.4
Jacob Turk (R) 109,16635.6
2006generalEmanuel Cleaver (D) 136,14964.2
Jacob Turk (R) 68,45632.3
Randall Langkraehr (LIBERT) 7,3143.5
2004generalEmanuel Cleaver (D) 161,72755.2
Jeanne Patterson (R) 123,43142.1
Rick Bailie (LIBERT) 5,8272.0
Darin Rodenberg (CNSTP) 2,0400.7
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Missouri is 30th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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