Doug Ose

Doug Ose
Doug Ose
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2005
Preceded by Vic Fazio
Succeeded by Dan Lungren
Personal details
Born June 27, 1955 (1955-06-27) (age 56)
Sacramento, California
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lynnda Ose
Religion Lutheran

Douglas Arlo "Doug" Ose (born June 27, 1955 in Sacramento, California) is a former California congressman who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1999 to 2005, representing California's 3rd Congressional District. In 2008, he unsuccessfully sought to win a seat with the 4th Congressional District.


Early life

Ose was born in Sacramento, California, attended Rio Americano High School, and was educated at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a developer and businessman in Sacramento.

Congressional career

Ose was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2005, representing the 3rd Congressional District of California. When he was first elected to Congress in 1998, Ose promised to serve three consecutive terms, then retire to private life.

During his work in Congress, Ose was named a “Hero of the Taxpayers” by Americans for Tax Reform, a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business and earned a “Tax Fighter” award from the National Tax Limitation Committee. Ose voted for a $1.35 trillion tax reform package that ended the marriage penalty tax, lowered the estate tax and increased child tax credits for American families. He served as Chairman of a House Government Reform Committee, where former President Bill Clinton and former First Lady Hillary Clinton were exposed for failing to properly report over $190,000 in jewelry, furniture and other personal gifts. This act led to legislation expanding presidential disclosure requirements. In addition, to combat illegal immigration, Ose voted to use new technology and additional agents to secure America’s borders, and fought efforts to block construction of a border fence. Ose also authored a resolution in keeping the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and he supported legislation against defiling the American flag [1].

Ose was one of the few Members of Congress to honor his pledge of serving no more than three terms. Therefore, in 2004, he did not stand for re-election and was instead briefly a candidate in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. However, Ose returned to the private sector as a businessman and land developer. In the race to succeed the 3rd Congressional District seat left vacant by Ose, his sister, Mary Ose, lost the Republican nomination to former state Attorney General and former Congressman Dan Lungren. Lungren later won the General Election.

2008 Election

After Congressman John Doolittle, who represents California's 4th congressional district, announced on January 10, 2008 his intent to retire from the U.S. House of Representatives after completing his 9th term, Ose weighed in on possibly running for Doolittle's seat during the 2008 elections. On February 1, 2008, Ose formally announced that he would run for California's 4th congressional district seat even though he lived outside the 4th district (the United States Constitution requires only a person to be a resident of the state where the congressional district is located). He picked up endorsements from Congressmen Dan Lungren, Duncan Hunter, and Wally Herger, as well as State Senator Dave Cox and Assemblyman Roger Niello. Additionally, Ose was endorsed by Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner (who appeared in at least one local TV ad for Ose and did other events for him).[1]

Ose originally faced opposition from former State Senator Rico Oller, who officially entered the race immediately after Doolittle announced his retirement. Oller dropped out when State Senator Tom McClintock announced on March 4 that he was running. According to The Sacramento Bee, Oller said his decision to drop out was "a bitter pill indeed for me to swallow." However, he said he was endorsing McClintock to prevent the election of Ose, whom he labeled as "an unarguably liberal Republican." [2]

Ose lost to McClintock but came in ahead of two other opponents: Suzanne Jones and Theodore Terbolizard. Ose was criticized by many for airing many negative advertisements against McClintock. The Butte County Republican Party voted to censure Ose for what they called "negative and misleading campaign ads" [3]

Private life

Ose is married to Lynnda Ose. They have two daughters, Erika and Emily, who attend Ose's former high school, Rio Americano High School. Their main residence is in the city of Sacramento; however Ose rented a place in Granite Bay to establish residency in the 4th Congressional District.


External links

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Vic Fazio
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Dan Lungren

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • United States House of Representatives elections, 2002 — 2000 ← November 5, 2002 → 2004 …   Wikipedia

  • Dan Lungren — Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California s 3rd district Incumbent Assumed office January …   Wikipedia

  • Tom McClintock — Infobox State Senator honorific prefix = name = Tom McClintock honorific suffix = small state senate = California district = 19th term start = 2000 term end = preceded = Cathie Wright succeeded = Incumbent birth date = birth date and… …   Wikipedia

  • California's 3rd congressional district — Infobox U.S. congressional district state = California district number = 3 representative = Dan Lungren party = Republican english area = 3,374 metric area = 8,879 percent urban = 86.4 percent rural = 13.6 population = 639,087 population year =… …   Wikipedia

  • Those lazy-hazy-crazy days — Episodio de Gilmore Girls Episodio nº 1 Temporada 3 Escrito por Amy Sherman Palladino Dirigido por …   Wikipedia Español

  • Rio Americano High School — Infobox US school established = 1963 type = Public high school campus = Suburban motto = Is Quisnam Protero Damno principal = Rob Hollingsworth location = 4540 American River Drive Sacramento, CA, 95864 information = 916 971 7494 district = San… …   Wikipedia

  • Club for Growth — The Club for Growth is a politically conservative 527 organization active in the United States of America, with an agenda focussed on taxation and other economic issues, and with an affiliated political action committee (PAC). The Club advocates… …   Wikipedia

  • Theodore Terbolizard — Theodore Ted Terbolizard (born February 29, 1968 in Mountain View, California) is an American Republican Party politician. He was a candidate for the Republican Party s nomination for the United States House of Representatives… …   Wikipedia

  • 108th United States Congress — United States Capitol (2002) Duration: January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2005 Senate President: Dick Cheney (R) Senate Pres. pro tem …   Wikipedia

  • John Doolittle — Infobox Congressman name = John Doolittle date of birth = birth date and age|1950|10|30 place of birth = Glendale, California death date = death place = state1 = California district1 = 4th term start1 = January 3, 1993 preceded1 = Norman D.… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”