Melissa Dobson

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Melissa Dobson
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U.S. House, New York, District 23
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Melissa Dobson was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 23rd Congressional District of New York. She lost in the primary.[1]


Dobson is an attorney.



See also: New York's 23rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Dobson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 23rd District. She sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket and lost to county legislator Nate Shinagawa in the June 26 primary.[1]

Local Democratic officials and organizations split their endorsements mainly between Burke and Shinagawa.[2]

All three Democratic challengers supported Obamacare and opposed hydrofracking. In regards to the economy, Dobson wanted to link education and technical training.[3]

U.S. House, New York District 23 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNate Shinagawa 55.5% 5,697
Leslie Burke 37.4% 3,841
Melissa Dobson 7.1% 727
Total Votes 10,265

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