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{{tnr}}'''Mark Donka''' was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Vermont's At-large Congressional District elections, 2012|the at-large Congressional District]] of [[Vermont]].
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{{tnr}}'''Mark Donka''' was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Vermont's At-large Congressional District elections, 2012|the At-Large Congressional District]] of [[Vermont]].
  
 
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Mark Donka
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Mark Donka was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the At-Large Congressional District of Vermont.

Issues

Campaign themes

According to Donka's website, his campaign themes included:

  • Unemployment: "We need to solve the problem of long term unemployment. This is one of the biggest obstacles to economic recovery."
  • Economy: "We need to work to lower gas and fuel prices that are stifling our economic growth."
  • Energy: " Our country is going to continue to use oil until effective alternative and affordable measures are available. In the meantime, let’s produce more and reduce our dependency on foreign oil."[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Vermont's At-large Congressional District elections, 2012

Donka was defeated by incumbent Peter Welch.[2] Donka ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Vermont's at-large District. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He faced Peter Welch (D), James Desrochers (I), and Andre LaFramboise (VoteKISS) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

U.S. House, Vermont At-Large District General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Welch Incumbent 72% 208,600
     Republican Mark Donka 23.3% 67,543
     Independent James Desrochers 2.9% 8,302
     Third Andre LaFramboise 0.4% 1,153
     Third Jane Newton 1.4% 4,065
Total Votes 289,663
Source: Vermont Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Personal

Donka is married to wife Betsy, they have two children together.[4]

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