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John Salazar

John SalazarAKA John Tony Salazar

Born: 21-Jul-1953
Birthplace: Alamosa, CO

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Colorado, 2005-11

Military service: US Army, Criminal Investigations Unit (1973-76)

Farmer and rancher elected to US Congress for three terms beginning in 2005, succeeding Scott McInnis. Centrist "Blue Dog" Democrat; generally anti-abortion rights, pro-gay rights, pro-gun rights, pro-net neutrality, anti-PATRIOT Act. Supported 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform; opposed 2005 Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), 2006 Secure Fence Act, 2008 Wall Street bailout. Defeated in 2010 election and succeeded in Congress by Scott Tipton.

Father: Henry Salazar (d. 23-Dec-2001)
Mother: Emma
Brother: Leandro (d. 1992)
Brother: Ken Salazar (US Secretary of the Interior)
Brother: LeRoy
Brother: Elliott
Sister: Margaret
Sister: Elaine
Sister: June
Wife: Mary Lou
Son: Jesus
Son: Esteban
Son: Miguel

    High School: Centauri High School, Conejos County, CO
    University: Colorado State University
    University: BS Business Administration, Adams State College (1981)

    US Congressman, Colorado 3rd (2005-11)
    Colorado State House of Representatives (2003-04)
    Colorado State Official Colorado Agricultural Commission (1999-2002)
    Obama Victory Fund 2012

Official Website:
http://www.house.gov/salazar/


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