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Sen. Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.)

Political Highlights: Del. treasurer, 1977-83; U.S. House of Representatives, 1983-93; governor, 1993-2001; U.S. Senate, 2001-present
Born: Jan. 23, 1947; Beckley, W.Va.
Residence: Wilmington
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Martha Carper; two children
Education: Ohio State U., B.A. 1968; U. of Delaware, M.B.A. 1975
Military Service: Navy, 1968-73; Naval Reserve, 1973-91
Start of Service: Elected: 2000 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety - Ranking Member; Fisheries, Wildlife & Water; Superfund, Waste Management & Regulatory Oversight; Transportation & Infrastructure); Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Election History
2012generalThomas Carper (D) 265,41566.4
Kevin Wade (R) 115,70029.0
Alexander Pires (I) 15,3003.8
Andrew Groff (GREEN) 3,1910.8
2006generalThomas Carper (D) 170,56767.1
Jan Ting (R) 69,73427.4
William Morris (LIBERT) 2,6711.1
2000generalThomas Carper (D) 181,56655.5
William Roth (R) 142,89143.7
J. Morrison (LIBERT) 1,1030.3
Mark Dankof (CNSTP) 1,0440.3
Robert Mattson (NL) 3890.1
1990generalThomas Carper (D) 116,27465.5
Ralph Williams (R) 58,03732.7
Richard Cohen (LIBERT) 3,1211.8
1988generalThomas Carper (D) 158,33867.5
James Krapf (R) 76,17932.5
1986generalThomas Carper (D) 106,35166.2
Thomas Neuberger (R) 53,76733.5
Patrick Harrison (AM) 6390.4
1984generalThomas Carper (D) 142,07058.5
Elise du Pont (R) 100,65041.4
G. Etzel (LIBERT) 2940.1
1982generalThomas Carper (D) 98,53352.4
Thomas Evans (R) 87,15346.3
Mary Gies (AM) 1,1090.6
Richard Cohen (LIBERT) 7110.4
David Nuttall (CIT) 5580.3
Roll Call Vitals


Delaware is 27th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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