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John Larson, Democratic Candidate for Congress in the First District

The East Hartford native seeks a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012.

General Information

Name : Mr. John B. Larson
Also known as : John
Age : 64
Place of residence : East Hartford, CT

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : Central Connecticut State University
Degree : BA History
Year of graduation : 1971

Grad school

University : N/A
Degree : N/A
Year of graduation : N/a

Ph D.

University : N/A
Area of research : N/A
Year of graduation : N/A

Employment Information

Job titles held : United States Congressman
Employers : United States House of Representatives

Political Information

Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: Federal office
Running for position: United States House of Representatives
Chamber/district: Connecticut's First Congressional District
Incumbent: Yes
First elected: 03 November 1998
Previous elective offices : Connecticut State Senator - 1983-1995 East Hartford Town Council - 1979-1983
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : 1994 Democratic Primary for Governor

Party HQ

Address:
330 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Campaign Manager

Name : Chris Licata
Title : Campaign Manager

URLs

Website : http://larsonforcongress.org/
Twitter : www.https://twitter.com/JohnLarsonCT
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/LarsonforCongress
Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnLarsonCT

Other facts

John Larson is presently serving his seventh term representing Connecticut's first Congressional District. He is a lifelong resident of East Hartford, CT where he is married with three children. Since he assumed office in 1999 he has been a tireless advocate for the middle class, seniors and veterans. Recently Congressman Larson led the fight to help Pratt & Whitney secure the F-135 engine contract for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the next generation USAF Tanker. These two contracts will result in $2 billion in revenue to our community and secure our manufacturing base for a generation. Congressman Larson believes that Congress should be focusing on what the American people continue to say is their no. 1 issue: job creation. He was proud to introduce President Obama's ""American Jobs Act"" and launched the Connecticut Manufacturing and veterans Job Matches - which look to place unemployed manufacturing professionals and veterans with local businesses that are hiring. The Congressman also feels that we need a responsible approach to reducing our deficit, one that does not place the burden on the backs of the seniors and middle class. This is why Congressman Larson opposes the Republican budget that ends the Medicare guarantee and unfairly places the burden of lowering the deficit on those who can least afford it.

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