Rob Wallace Candidate for U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 2 Party Democratic Prior offices U.S. District Attorney 1999 - 2004 Education Bachelor's University of Oklahoma J.D. University of Oklahoma Personal Place of birth Fort Gibson, Oklahoma Profession Attorney Websites Personal website Campaign website
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our editors Rob Wallace
was a 2012
candidate who sought election to the
the 2nd Congressional District
in a runoff election on August 28, 2012 after running the June 26, 2012 Democratic primary.
Rob Wallace for House campaign logo.
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.
Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012
Wallace was defeated by Republican
Markwayne Mullin in the general election. 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. Wallace defeated  Wayne Herriman in a runoff election on August 28, 2012 after running the June 26, 2012 Democratic primary.  
Primary Runoff-August 28, 2012
U.S. House of Representatives Runoff Election, Oklahoma, Congressional District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Rob Wallace 57%
VIDEO In October, 2011, Wallace released Web Ad introducing himself as "a long-time state and federal prosecutor from Fort Gibson"
VIDEO On May 31st Wallace released his first TV ad, titled "Water."
VIDEO On August 21st, Wallace released Web Ad titled "Tough Prosecutor"
Wallace was defeated by
Markwayne Mullin in 2012.
U.S. House of Representatives, Oklahoma, 2nd Congressional District, 2012 - Rob Wallace Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,200,586
Total Spent $1,200,586
Total Raised by Election Winner $1,704,561
Total Spent by Election Winner $1,681,458
Top contributors to Rob Wallace (Oklahoma)'s campaign committee Home Creations $15,750
American Association for Justice $15,000
Blue Dog PAC $15,000
International Association of Fire Fighters $15,000
Laborers Union $15,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee Lawyers/Law Firms $224,275
Building Trade Unions $71,300
Industrial Unions $47,500
Public Sector Unions $44,500
Wallace and his wife Tonya live in Fort Gibson. They have three children.
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Politico Dem Prosecutor Announces for Boren Seat December 16, 2011
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Oklahoma Secretary of State, "Primary Candidate List," accessed April 13, 2012
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Oklahoma Secretary of State, "Primary Runoff Election Results," September 4, 2012
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