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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 3rd district
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2005
|Preceded by||Vic Fazio|
|Succeeded by||Dan Lungren|
June 27, 1955 |
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.
Ose was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2005, representing the 3rd Congressional District of California. While in Congress, Ose served on the House Government Reform Committee, the House Agriculture Committee and the House Financial Services Committee. While in congress he was a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership.
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 .
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.
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. He picked up endorsements from Congressmen Dan Lungren, Duncan Hunter, and Wally Herger, as well as State Senator Dave Cox, and Assemblyman Roger Niello and Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa. 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).
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.
Ose lost to McClintock but came in ahead of two other opponents: Suzanne Jones and Theodore Terbolizard.
On September 3, 2013, Ose formally announced his candidacy for California's 7th Congressional District, setting up a potential match-up with Democratic Freshman Ami Bera, who just barely squeaked by Republican Dan Lungren in 2012. During his announcement on a local Sacramento radio station and subsequent interviews, Ose noted that he had formerly represented "about 70%" of the current 7th Congressional District. He will be facing Igor Birman, Tom McClintock's Chief of Staff and 2012 U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Emken, in the Republican primary.
Ose is married to Lynnda Ose. They have two daughters, Erika and Emily, who attended Ose's former high school, Rio Americano High School. Their main residence is in the unincorporated area of Sacramento County.
- Endorsements list from Ose's campaign web site
- Doug Ose for Congress
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at The Library of Congress
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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 3rd congressional district