Carol Voisin

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Carol Voisin (born January 29, 1947) is a member of the faculty at Southern Oregon University, where she teaches ethics, critical thinking, and writing.[1] A peace activist in the Vietnam War era, she has long been active in Democratic Party politics.[2]

Voisin was born in Colby, Kansas and raised in Colorado. She earned a B.A. in social science from Colorado State University, an M.Div. from Iliff School of Theology and a Th.D. from the Graduate Theological Union.[1][2]

Voisin has managed academic programs at Duke University and the Pacific School of Religion. She currently teaches ethics, critical thinking, and writing at Southern Oregon University.[1]

2006 Run for Congress[edit]

In May, 2006, Voisin became the Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in Oregon's 2nd congressional district, winning the primary in a race between four candidates.[2]

Voisin faced incumbent Republican Greg Walden in the 2006 general election.[3] Her campaign stressed Walden's support for Bush administration policies, including invasion of Iraq, health care policies she characterized as inadequate, record budget deficits, and cuts in federal education spending, and environmental policies she described as disastrous.[3][4] Outspent $1,160,087[5] to $58,621,[6] she was defeated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Candidate Profiles -- Oregon House 02: Carol Voisin". CNN (Online) (CNN). 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-12-20. Retrieved 2006-12-08. 
  2. ^ a b c Hallmark, Allen (September 2006). "Carol Voisin: Candidate with a Conscience Seeking a Voice in Congress" (PDF). Jackson County Democrat (Democratic Party of Jackson County, Oregon). p. 9. 
  3. ^ a b "Congressional race". Bend Bulletin. 2006-10-22. pp. A1. 
  4. ^ "Issues". Voisin for Congress (Official website). Voisin for Congress Committee. 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-08. 
  5. ^ "Report of receipts and disbursements: Greg Walden Re-election Committee (Form 3) 12/07/2006". Federal Elections Commission (Official Website). U.S. Federal Elections Commission. 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-08. 
  6. ^ "Report of receipts and disbursements: Committee To Elect Carol Voisin (Form 3) 12/07/2006". Federal Elections Commission (Official Website). U.S. Federal Elections Commission. 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-08. 

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