Rob Wallace (Oklahoma)

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Rob Wallace
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 2
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
U.S. District Attorney
1999 - 2004
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oklahoma
J.D.University of Oklahoma
Personal
Place of birthFort Gibson, Oklahoma
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
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Rob Wallace was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Oklahoma.[1] Wallace defeated Wayne Herriman in a runoff election on August 28, 2012 after running the June 26, 2012 Democratic primary.[2][3]
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Biography

From 1991 to 1993, Wallace served as assistant District Attorney in Poteau. He served as elected District Attorney from 1999 to 2004, and then went to work in an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. As assistant U.S. attorney, he was responsible for Project Safe Neighborhoods and the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. He now works as a prosecutor in the Pittsburg County District Attorney’s Office.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee designated Wallace's candidacy as an "Emerging Race." He also received two $5,000 contributions from the Blue Dog political action committee.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Wallace was defeated by Republican Markwayne Mullin in the general election.[5] Wallace ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Oklahoma's 2nd District. Wallace won the nomination on the Democratic ticket. Wallace faced Wayne Herriman and Earl Everett in the June 26, 2012 Democratic primary. The incumbent from the 2nd Congressional District is Dan Boren (D), who did not seek re-election in 2012.[6] Wallace defeated Wayne Herriman in a runoff election on August 28, 2012 after running the June 26, 2012 Democratic primary.[2][7]

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Rob Wallace 38.3% 96,081
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarkwayne Mullin 57.3% 143,701
     Independent Michael Fulks 4.3% 10,830
Total Votes 250,612
Source: Oklahoma Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Primary Runoff-August 28, 2012

U.S. House of Representatives Runoff Election, Oklahoma, Congressional District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRob Wallace 57% 25,105
Wayne Herriman 43% 18,926
Total Votes 44,031

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Media


In October, 2011, Wallace released Web Ad introducing himself as "a long-time state and federal prosecutor from Fort Gibson"

On May 31st Wallace released his first TV ad, titled "Water."

On August 21st, Wallace released Web Ad titled "Tough Prosecutor"

Campaign donors

Wallace was defeated by Markwayne Mullin in 2012.[9]

Personal

Wallace and his wife Tonya live in Fort Gibson. They have three children.

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