Bob Gough

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Bob Gough
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Missouri, District 5
PartyDemocratic
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Bob Gough was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Missouri. Gough was defeated by incumbent Rep. Emanuel Cleaver in the Democratic primary on August 5, 2014.

He was also a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Missouri. Previously, he was a Republican candidate for District 48 of the Missouri House of Representatives.

Biography

Gough earned his B.S. in Mathematics and was a high school mathematics teacher. He also served in an Infantry training brigade in the U.S. Army. He founded the Jackson County Taxpayer Association in 2000. He is also a member of several other community organizations, including the Kansas City Pachyderm Club, the Missouri State Federation of Pachyderm Clubs, Lee's Summit Masonic Lodge, American Legion, Elks Lodge, Silver Strings Dulcimer Players and the Lee's Summit Republican Club.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Missouri's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Gough ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Missouri's 5th District. Gough was defeated by incumbent Rep. Emanuel Cleaver in the Democratic primary on August 5, 2014.

U.S. House, Missouri District 5 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEmanuel Cleaver 82% 43,924
Mark Memoly 5.6% 2,982
Charles Lindsey 5% 2,674
Eric Holmes 4.8% 2,579
Bob Gough 2.7% 1,432
Total Votes 53,591
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Missouri's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Gough ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Missouri's 6th District. He was defeated by incumbent Sam Graves and ran against Christopher Ryan in the Republican primary.[2]

Republican Primary Results

Missouri's 6th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSam Graves 80.3% 59,388
Christopher Ryan 13.5% 9,945
Bob Gough 6.2% 4,598
Total Votes 73,931

2010

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gough ran in the 2010 election for Missouri House of Representatives District 48. He was defeated by Gary Cross in the August 3 Republican primary.

Personal

Bob and his wife Helen have three children and three grandchildren.[1]

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