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Steve Kagen

Steve KagenAKA Steven Leslie Kagen

Born: 12-Dec-1949
Birthplace: Appleton, WI

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Doctor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Wisconsin, 2007-11

Physician and asthma researcher elected to US Congress in 2006, succeeding Mark Green, who ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Wisconsin. Progressive Democrat; generally pro-abortion rights, pro-gay rights, pro-gun rights. Supported 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform; opposed 2008 Wall Street bailout. Declined the medical coverage available to members of Congress, stating, "It didn't feel right to me that I was being offered something that wasn't being offered to the people I was representing." Defeated in 2010 election and succeeded in Congress by Reid Ribble.

Father: Marvin Kagen (physician)
Brother: Charlie Kagen (physician)
Wife: Gayle (four children)

    High School: Appleton West High School, Appleton, WI
    University: BS Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1972)
    Medical School: Northwestern University (attended)
    Medical School: MD, Medical College of Wisconsin (1976)
    Teacher: Medical College of Wisconsin

    US Congressman, Wisconsin 8th (2007-11)
    CNN Medical Consultant (2000-07)
    Kagen Allergy Clinics (1979-2007)
    Kerry Victory 2004
    Surgery Knee repair (2009)
    Jewish Ancestry

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