Jeffrey C. Thomas

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Jeffrey C. Thomas (January 1, 1940 – September 16, 2009)[1] was a physician who lived and practiced in Janesville, Wisconsin. USA He was a seven-time candidate for United States Congress in Wisconsin's 1st congressional district. Thomas last won the Democratic nomination in a five-way primary held in September, 2006.

Background[edit]

Thomas graduated from Janesville High School in 1958 and from Dartmouth College in 1962. He attended the University of Wisconsin Medical School, where he graduated in 1966. He became board-certified in orthopedic surgery in 1974, and was a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

At one time, Thomas was associated with Mercy Health System of Janesville. After he retired, he operated the Well Stone Free Clinic.

Political career[edit]

Thomas served 12 years on the Janesville School Board and four years on the Janesville City Council.

He ran for Congress 7 times.[1] In his Congressional campaigns he described his primary issues as "health care, health care, health care". In the 2006 election, Thomas was critical of incumbent Republican Paul Ryan and other politicians who had received money from Tom DeLay's Americans for a Republican Majority political action committee and from indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Electoral history[edit]

  • 2006 Race for U.S. House of Representatives—1st District
    • Paul Ryan (R) (inc.), 160,033 votes, 63%
    • Jeffrey Thomas (D), 95,303 votes, 37%
  • 2004 Race for U.S. House of Representatives—1st District
    • Paul Ryan (R) (inc.), 65%
    • Jeffrey Thomas (D), 33%
  • 2002 Race for U.S. House of Representatives—1st District
    • Paul Ryan (R) (inc.), 67%
    • Jeffrey Thomas (D), 31%
  • 2000 Race for U.S. House of Representatives—1st District
    • Paul Ryan (R) (inc.), 67%
    • Jeffrey Thomas (D), 33%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stacey Vogel, "Thomas 'lived and breathed everything Janesville'," Janesville Gazette, September 17, 2009, retrieved August 13, 2012.