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Encyclopedia > John Kline (politician)
John Paul Kline
John Paul Kline
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from
Minnesota's 2nd district
Term of office:
2003 - present
Political party:

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Preceded by: Mark Kennedy
Succeeded by: Incumbent
Born: September 6, 1947
Allentown, Pennsylvania

John Paul Kline (born September 6, 1947 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American politician. He has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing Minnesota's 2nd congressional district, one of eight congressional districts in Minnesota. Mark Raymond Kennedy (born April 11, 1957 in Benson, Minnesota), is an American politician. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Nickname: The Queen City Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area    - City 46. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Nickname: The Queen City Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area    - City 46. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District spans the width of the entire southern metro area and contains all of Carver, Scott, Le Sueur, Goodhue and Rice Counties. ... Minnesota currently has 8 congressional districts. ...

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Background and education

Kline is a graduate of W. B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, Texas (1965) and was educated at Rice University (1969) and Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (1988). W. B. Ray High School is a secondary school centrally located in Corpus Christi, Texas and is part of the Corpus Christi Independent School District. ... Nickname: Sparkling City by the Sea Location in the state of Texas Counties Nueces County Mayor Henry Garrett Area    - City 1,192. ... Lovett Hall William Marsh Rice University, commonly called Rice University and opened in 1912 as Rice Institute, is one of the United Statess highest rated institutions of higher education, in both academics and student life. ... Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, commonly known to as Ship or SU, is a public university located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. ...


Prior to his election to Congress, Kline was a 25-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he was a senior military advisor to Presidents Carter and Reagan and was responsible for carrying the President's package containing launch codes for a nuclear attack, known as the "nuclear football". Throughout his military career from which he retired at the rank of Colonel, Kline served as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, commanded all Marine aviation forces in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, flew "Marine One," the Presidential helicopter, and served as Program Development Officer at Headquarters Marine Corps. During his military career, Kline received numerous medals and commendations including Four Legions of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal (awarded 3 times), the Vietnam Campaign Medal, a Presidential Service Badge, and the Navy Commendation Medal. [citation needed] Congress in Joint Session. ... This article is becoming very long. ... James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989), and the 33rd Governor of the state of California (1967–1975). ... Nuclear war, or atomic war, is war in which nuclear weapons are used. ... The Nuclear Football, otherwise known as the Presidents Emergency Satchel, is a specially-outfitted, black-colored briefcase used by the President of the United States to authorize the use of nuclear weapons. ... Colonel (IPA: or ) is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ... The Bell 206 of Canadian Helicopters Robinson Helicopter Company (USA) R44, a four seat development of the R22 A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Marine One in front of the White House Presidents George W. Bush and Vicente Fox board Marine One. ... The Legion of Merit is a military decoration of the United States armed forces which is awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. ... The Meritorious Service Medal is a military award presented to members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguished themselves by outstanding non-combat meritorious achievement or service to the United States subsequent to January 16, 1969. ... Defense Superior Service Medal The Defense Superior Service Medal of the United States is a senior decoration of the Department of Defense. ... Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal ribbon The Vietnam Service Medal is a military award which was created in 1965 by order of President Lyndon B. Johnson. ... The Vietnam Campaign Medal is a military award of South Vietnam which was established in 1966. ... Presidential Service Badge The Presidential Service Badge is a badge of the United States military issued to military members who serve as full-time military staff to the President of the United States. ... The Commendation Medal is a mid-level United States military award which is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service. ...


Political career

In 2002, Kline defeated the Democratic incumbent, Bill Luther, in a rematch of their 2000 and 1998 races. In 2004, he defeated Burnsville City Councilwoman Teresa Daly, a Democrat, to win a second term. The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... William Paul Luther (born June 27, 1945) is an American politician. ... Burnsville is a city located in Dakota County, Minnesota. ... Teresa Daly, born February 22, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota is an American politician. ...


In 2005, Kline introduced legislation to place Ronald Reagan on the $50 bill. While the bill has a dozen Congressional co-sponsors, it has not made any legislative progress. Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989), and the 33rd Governor of the state of California (1967–1975). ... 2004 Federal Reserve note - Obverse 2004 Federal Reserve note - Reverse The U.S. fifty dollar bill ($50) is a denomination of United States currency. ...


In his campaigns, Kline received $30,000 in contributions from former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's political action committee ARMPAC. Following DeLay's indictment on charges of money laundering, Democrats have criticized Kline for failing to return DeLay's contributions or to donate them to charity.[1] The Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives acts as the leader of the party that has a majority control of the seats in the house (currently at least 218 of the 435 seats). ... Thomas Dale Tom DeLay (born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Sugar Land, Texas, the former House Majority Leader, and a prominent member of the Republican Party. ... In the United States, a political action committee, or PAC, is the name commonly given to a private group organized to elect or defeat government officials in order to promote legislation, often supporting the groups special interests. ... Americans for a Republican Majority also ARMPAC, a Political Action Committee formed by former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. ...


He has also taken $11,000 in political contributions from the PAC of former congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham. After Cunningham’s indictment on fraud charges, Kline donated the $11,000 to charity “to remove questions of any impropriety" according to his chief of staff, Steve Sutton.[2] Randy Duke Cunningham speaking January 2005 Randall Harold Cunningham (born December 8, 1941), usually known as Randy or Duck, was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Californias 50th Congressional District. ...


Kline is considered to be the most conservative member of the Minnesota delegation in the 109th Congress, scoring 100% conservative by a conservative group[3] and 3% progressive by a liberal group.[4] Minnesota Congressional Districts shows the scores for the entire delegation. This article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... The 109th United States Congress is the current meeting of the United States legislature, composed of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. ... Progressivism is a term that refers to a broad school of contemporary international social and political philosophies. ... Minnesota currently has 8 congressional districts. ...


Kline is being opposed in 2006 by former FBI Special agent and whistleblower Coleen Rowley, one of Time magazine's "Persons of the Year". The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Special Agent may refer to: // In the United States Government Any civilian (i. ... A whistleblower is an employee, former employee, or member of an organization who reports misconduct to people or entities that have the power to take corrective action. ... Coleen Rowley (born December 20, 1954) is a former FBI agent and whistleblower, and a current candidate for Congress. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Notable Time magazine covers from the dates May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...


Personal life

Kline and his wife, Vicky, live in Lakeville, Minnesota. They have one daughter and one son, Kathy and Dan, and four grandchildren. Lakeville is a city located along Interstate 35 in Dakota County, Minnesota. ...


Electoral History

  • 2006 Race for U.S. House of Representatives - 2nd District
  • 2004 Race for U.S. House of Representatives - 2nd District
  • 2002 Race for U.S. House of Representatives - 2nd District
  • 2000 Race for U.S. House of Representatives - 6th District
  • 1998 Race for U.S. House of Representatives - 6th District

Coleen Rowley (born December 20, 1954) is a former FBI agent and whistleblower, and a current candidate for Congress. ... Teresa Daly, born February 22, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota is an American politician. ... William Paul Luther (born June 27, 1945) is an American politician. ... William Paul Luther (born June 27, 1945) is an American politician. ... William Paul Luther (born June 27, 1945) is an American politician. ...

References

  1. ^ DeLay's Money, Part 9 Accessed August 12th, 2006
  2. ^ Some Republicans are dumping donations given by Cunningham Accessed August 12th, 2006
  3. ^ Congressional Voting Scorecard 2005 (pdf). SBE Council’s Congressional Voting Scorecard 2005. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (June, 2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-02.
  4. ^ Leading with the Left. Progressive Punch. Retrieved on 2006-11-02.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ...

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Preceded by:
Mark Kennedy
United States Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Minnesota
2003 - present
Succeeded by:
incumbent

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