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}}{{tnr}}'''John Olver''' (b. September 3, 1936) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Olver serves the [[Massachusetts' 1st congressional district|1st congressional district of Massachusetts]]. He represents the voters in much of rural western [[Massachusetts]], who first elected him to the U.S. House in 1991.
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{{tnr}}'''John Walter Olver''' (b. September 3, 1936) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Olver serves the [[Massachusetts' 1st congressional district|1st congressional district of Massachusetts]]. He represents the voters in much of rural western [[Massachusetts]], who first elected him to the U.S. House in 1991.
  
 
On October 26, 2011, Olver announced he would not be seeking re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/66954.html ''Politico'' "Olver's exit averts intraparty fight," October 26, 2011]</ref>
 
On October 26, 2011, Olver announced he would not be seeking re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/66954.html ''Politico'' "Olver's exit averts intraparty fight," October 26, 2011]</ref>
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Olver was born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania where he grew up on a farm. He earned his BA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.A. from Tufts University, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<ref>[http://www.olver.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=2 ''John Olver U.S. House website'' "About John," Accessed November 18, 2011]</ref>  
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Olver was born in Honesdale, [[Pennsylvania]], where he grew up on a farm. He earned his BA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.A. from Tufts University, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the [[Massachusetts]] Institute of Technology.<ref>[http://www.olver.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=2 ''John Olver U.S. House website'' "About John," Accessed November 18, 2011]</ref>  
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
Prior to becoming an elected official, Olver was a professor of chemistry at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/candidate/biography/26894/john-olver ''Project Vote Smart'' "Biography of John Olver," Accessed November 18, 2011]</ref>  
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Prior to becoming an elected official, Olver was a professor of chemistry at the University of [[Massachusetts]], Amherst.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/candidate/biography/26894/john-olver ''Project Vote Smart'' "Biography of John Olver," Accessed November 18, 2011]</ref>  
  
 
*[[United States House of Representatives]], 1991-present
 
*[[United States House of Representatives]], 1991-present
 
*[[Massachusetts State Senate]], 1972-1991
 
*[[Massachusetts State Senate]], 1972-1991
 
*[[Massachusetts House of Representatives]], 1968-1972
 
*[[Massachusetts House of Representatives]], 1968-1972
*Professor, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, 1961-1969
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*Professor, Chemistry, University of [[Massachusetts]], 1961-1969
 
*Professor, Franklin Technical Institute, 1956-1958
 
*Professor, Franklin Technical Institute, 1956-1958
  
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
 
Olver serves on the following committees and subcommittees:<ref>[http://www.olver.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=992&Itemid=55 ''Official Olver House Website'' "Committees and Caucuses," Accessed on August 31, 2011]</ref>
 
Olver serves on the following committees and subcommittees:<ref>[http://www.olver.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=992&Itemid=55 ''Official Olver House Website'' "Committees and Caucuses," Accessed on August 31, 2011]</ref>
*[[U.S. House Appropriations Committee]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Appropriations Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development  
 
**Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development  
 
**Subcommittee on Energy and Water  
 
**Subcommittee on Energy and Water  
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===Earmarks===
 
===Earmarks===
 
A ''Washington Post'' investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of [[U.S. Congress|Congress]] helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to public projects in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by the lawmakers or their family members.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2012/01/12/gIQA97HGvQ_story.html ''Washington Post'' "Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties," February 6, 2012]</ref> According to the report, Olver secured $5.1 million in earmarks for a road project and intersection near Hampshire College. The project begins 209 feet from the congressman's 15-acre home and several adjoining parcels he owns with his wife.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/capitol-assets/mapping-the-earmarks/ ''Washington Post'' "Mapping the earmarks," February 6, 2012]</ref>
 
A ''Washington Post'' investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of [[U.S. Congress|Congress]] helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to public projects in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by the lawmakers or their family members.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2012/01/12/gIQA97HGvQ_story.html ''Washington Post'' "Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties," February 6, 2012]</ref> According to the report, Olver secured $5.1 million in earmarks for a road project and intersection near Hampshire College. The project begins 209 feet from the congressman's 15-acre home and several adjoining parcels he owns with his wife.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/capitol-assets/mapping-the-earmarks/ ''Washington Post'' "Mapping the earmarks," February 6, 2012]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in Massachusetts]]'' and ''[[United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in Massachusetts]]'' and ''[[United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2012]]''
With Massachusetts losing a U.S. House seat due to the updated 2010 census, two of the 10 incumbents will be drawn into the same district. Olver is not running for re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.berkshireeagle.com/ci_19211866 ''Berkshire Eagle'' "Berkshires may lose rural voice with Olver's retirement," October 28, 2011]</ref>
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With [[Massachusetts]] losing a [[U.S. House]] seat due to the updated 2010 census, two of the 10 incumbents will be drawn into the same district. Olver is not running for re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.berkshireeagle.com/ci_19211866 ''Berkshire Eagle'' "Berkshires may lose rural voice with Olver's retirement," October 28, 2011]</ref>
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
On November 2, 2010, Olver won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Bill Gunn in the general election.<ref>[http://elections.msnbc.msn.com/ns/politics/2010/massachusetts/house/1/ ''MSNBC'' "2010 Election Results"]</ref>
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On November 2, 2010, Olver won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Bill Gunn ([[Republican|R]]) in the general election.<ref>[http://elections.msnbc.msn.com/ns/politics/2010/massachusetts/house/1/ ''MSNBC'' "2010 Election Results"]</ref>
 
{{Election box 2010
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
On November 4, 2008, Olver won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Nate Bech in the general election.<ref>[http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/election_results/us_house1/ ''Boston Globe'' "2008 Election Results"]</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Olver won re-election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Nate Bech ([[Republican|R]]) in the general election.<ref>[http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/election_results/us_house1/ ''Boston Globe'' "2008 Election Results"]</ref>
 
{{Election box 2008
 
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|Inc1 = Y
 
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|votes2 = 79314
 
|votes2 = 79314
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:John Olver 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Olver's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:John Olver 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Olver's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
Olver won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Olver's campaign committee raised a total of $863,992 and spent $908,334.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00007999&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "John Olver 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 30, 2011]</ref>
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Olver won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Olver's campaign committee raised a total of $863,992 and spent $908,334.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00007999&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "John Olver 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 30, 2011]</ref>
 
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==Recent news==
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Olver is married to Rose. They have one child. He has lived in Amherst, MA since 1963.<ref>[http://johnolver.com/biography-and-accomplishments/ ''John Olver Campaign Website'' "About," Accessed November 18, 2011]</ref>
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Olver is married to Rose. They have one child. He has lived in Amherst, [[Massachusetts]], since 1963.<ref>[http://johnolver.com/biography-and-accomplishments/ ''John Olver Campaign Website'' "About," Accessed November 18, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
[http://johnolver.com/ Citizens for John Olver for Congress]
 
[http://johnolver.com/ Citizens for John Olver for Congress]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/CongressmanOlver Official Youtube channel]
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*[http://pinterest.com/repjohnolver/ Official Pinterest account]
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*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/55374007@N05 Official Flickr account]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 20:07, 29 March 2012

John Olver
John Olver.jpg
U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 1
Incumbent
In office
June 18, 1991-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 23
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts State Senate
1973-1991
Massachusetts House of Representatives
1969-1973
Education
Bachelor'sRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Master'sTufts University
Ph.D.MIT
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 3, 1936
Place of birthHonesdale, Pennsylvania
ProfessionCollege Professor
Websites
Office website
John Walter Olver (b. September 3, 1936) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Olver serves the 1st congressional district of Massachusetts. He represents the voters in much of rural western Massachusetts, who first elected him to the U.S. House in 1991.

On October 26, 2011, Olver announced he would not be seeking re-election in 2012.[1]

Biography

Olver was born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, where he grew up on a farm. He earned his BA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.A. from Tufts University, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[2]

Career

Prior to becoming an elected official, Olver was a professor of chemistry at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Olver serves on the following committees and subcommittees:[4]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water
    • Subcommittee on Homeland Security

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Olver voted with the Democratic Party 93.9% of the time, which ranked 47th among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[5]

Earmarks

A Washington Post investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of Congress helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to public projects in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by the lawmakers or their family members.[6] According to the report, Olver secured $5.1 million in earmarks for a road project and intersection near Hampshire College. The project begins 209 feet from the congressman's 15-acre home and several adjoining parcels he owns with his wife.[7]

Elections

2012

See also: Redistricting in Massachusetts and United States House of Representatives elections in Massachusetts, 2012

With Massachusetts losing a U.S. House seat due to the updated 2010 census, two of the 10 incumbents will be drawn into the same district. Olver is not running for re-election in 2012.[8]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Olver won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Bill Gunn (R) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts Congressional District 1 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Olver Incumbent 63.3% 127,857
     Republican Bill Gunn 36.7% 74,145
Total Votes 202,002

2008

On November 4, 2008, Olver won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Nate Bech (R) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts Congressional District 1 Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Olver Incumbent 73.2% 216,199
     Republican Nate Bech 26.8% 79,314
Total Votes 295,513

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Olver's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Olver won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Olver's campaign committee raised a total of $863,992 and spent $908,334.[11]

Massachusetts House of Representatives Congressional District 1, 2010 - John Olver Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $863,992
Total Spent $908,834
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $60,342
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $53,348
Top contributors to John Olver's campaign committee
American Assn for Justice$10,000
American Council of Engineering Cos$10,000
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
American Federation of Teachers$10,000
Honeywell International$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Transportation Unions$77,000
Lawyers/Law Firms$58,588
Real Estate$50,667
Retired$41,00
Lobbyists$36,650

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term John + Olver + Massachusetts + House

All stories may not be relevant to this official due to the nature of the search engine.

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Personal

Olver is married to Rose. They have one child. He has lived in Amherst, Massachusetts, since 1963.[12]

External links

Citizens for John Olver for Congress

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Silvio Conte
U.S. House of Representatives - Massachusetts, District 1
1991-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Massachusetts State Senate
1973-1991
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Massachusetts House of Representatives
1969-1973
Succeeded by
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