Jim Webb (Virginia)
|U.S. Senate, Virginia|
|Januar 3, 2013|
|Years in position||7|
|Bachelor's||United States Naval Academy|
|J.D.||Georgetown University Law Center|
|Years of service||4|
|Citations||Navy Cross, Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts|
|Birthday||February 9, 1946|
|Place of birth||St. Joseph, MO|
Webb was born in Missouri and graduated from high school in Nebraska. After a year at the University of Southern California, Webb went on to the United States Naval Academy. When he graduated in 1968, he enlisted with the Marines, with whom he served until 1972. As a Marine, Webb was deployed to Vietnam, where he earned the Navy Cross, the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts. Webb has written nine books, and received an Emmy Award for his coverage of the Marines in Beirut. He also went to Afghanistan in 2004 as an embedded journalist.
- 1968-1972: U.S. Marine Corps commander
- 1978-Present: Writer and journalist
- 1977-1981: Counsel to U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs
- 1984-1987: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs
- 1987-1988: Secretary of the Navy
- 2004: Embed journalist in Afghanistan
- 2006-Present: U.S. Senator
Webb is on the following Senate committees:
- Committee on Foreign Relations
- East Asia & Pacific Affairs Subcommittee Chairman
- Committee on Armed Services
- Personnel Subcommittee Chairman
- Veterans' Affairs Committee
- Joint Economic Committee
Percentage voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Webb has voted with the Democratic Party 91.8% of the time, which ranked 37 among the 51 Senate Democratic members as of November 2011.
On November 7, 2006, Webb won election to the U.S. Senate, defeating incumbent George Allen (R), Glenda Gail Parker (Independent Green), and a write-in.
|U.S. Senate, Virginia, 2006|
|Democratic||James H. "Jim" Webb||49.6%||1,175,606|
|Republican||George Allen Incumbent||49.2%||1,166,277|
|Independent||Glenda Gail Parker||1.1%||26,102|
Webb won election to the U.S. Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Webb's campaign committee raised a total of $8,529,224 and spent $8,461,970.
|U.S. Senate, Virginia, 2006 - Jim Webb (Virginia) Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$16,850,512|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$16,914,554|
|Top contributors to Jim Webb (Virginia)'s campaign committee|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Webb lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Hong Le Webb, and children Amy, Jimmy, Sarah, Julia, Georgia, and step-daughter Emily.
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- Biographical Guide to Members of Congress "Jim Webb," Accessed October 12, 2011
- Official Senate website "About page," Accessed October 12, 2011
- Official Senate website "Committee Assignments," Accessed October 12, 2011
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006"
- Open Secrets "2006 Race: Virginia Senate," Accessed November 26, 2011
George F. Allen
|U.S. Senate - Virginia
| Succeeded by|