Mike Panetta

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Mike Panetta
Mike Panetta.jpg
Shadow Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from the District of Columbia's At-large district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Ray Browne
Succeeded by Nate Bennett-Fleming
Personal details
Born (1971-07-14) July 14, 1971 (age 42)
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater American University
Website Campaign website

Michael Joseph "Mike" Panetta (born July 14, 1971)[1] was the District of Columbia shadow representative, from January 2007 through January 2013.

A shadow representative is different from a delegate to Congress, an office currently held by Eleanor Holmes Norton. While the office of delegate is created by the U.S. House of Representatives, the shadow representative position was created by the D.C. government and is not recognized by Congress.

Panetta has run several high-profile campaigns for D.C. representation, including starting the District of Columbia Olympic Committee and leading efforts to rebrand RFK Stadium as "Taxation Without Representation Field".[2][3] Panetta has pledged to make District of Columbia voting rights a national issue that is embraced by progressive activists across the country.

Panetta was reelected in 2008, facing no opposition in the Democratic primary[4] and defeating D.C. Statehood Green Party candidate Joyce Robinson-Paul in the November election by 86 to 13 percent.[5]

Election history[edit]

2010 Shadow Representative, D.C., General Election[6]

Mike Panetta (D) 82.35%
Nelson Rimensnyder (R) 9.03%
Joyce Robinson-Paul (Statehood-Green) 7.72%
Write-in 0.90%

2010 Shadow Representative, D.C., Democratic Primary Election[7]

Mike Panetta (D) 55.80%
Nate Bennett-Flemming 41.85%
Write-in 2.35%

2008 Shadow Representative, D.C., General Election[8]

Mike Panetta (D) 85.87%
Joyce Robinson-Paul (Statehood-Green) 13.16%
Write-in 0.97%

2008 Shadow Representative, D.C., Democratic Primary Election[9]

Mike Panetta (D) 98.05%
Write-in 1.95%

2006 Shadow Representative, D.C., General Election[10]

Mike Panetta (D) 77%
Keith R. Ware (Statehood-Green) 13%
Nelson Rimensnyder (R) 9%
Write-in 1%

2006 Shadow Representative, D.C., Democratic Primary Election[11]

Mike Panetta (D) 47%
John J. Forster (D) 33%
James S. Bubar (D) 17%
Write-in 3%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Voter's Guide 2006 Supplement". The Washington Informer. 2006-08-24. Archived from the original on 2008-06-25. Retrieved 2008-08-03. 
  2. ^ Fischer, Marc (2006-02-02). "Bid for Olympic Curling Team Casts a Stone for D.C. Voting Rights". The Washington Post. p. B01. 
  3. ^ Internet Archive copy of taxationwithoutrepresentationstadium.com.
  4. ^ District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics (September 26, 2008). "Primary Election 2008 Certified Results; Election Date: Tuesday, September 09, 2008". Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  5. ^ District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics (November 5, 2008). "General Election 2008 Election Night Unofficial Results; Election Date: Tuesday, November 04, 2008". Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  6. ^ District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics (2008-11-24). "DC General Election 2008, November 2, 2010, Summary Report, District of Columbia, Certified Official Results Report". Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  7. ^ District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics (2008-09-26). "Primary Election, September 14, 2010, Summary Report, District of Columbia, Certified Election Night Results". 
  8. ^ District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics (2008-11-24). result_type=3 "DC General Election 2008, November 4, 2008, Summary Report, District of Columbia, Certified Official Results Report". Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  9. ^ District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics (2008-09-26). "Primary Election, September 9, 2008, Summary Report, District of Columbia, Certified Election Night Results". 
  10. ^ District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics (2006-11-21). "DC General Election 2006, November 7, 2006, Summary Report, District of Columbia, Certified Official Results Report". Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  11. ^ District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics (2006-09-26). "Primary Election, September 12, 2006, Summary Report, District of Columbia, Certified Election Night Results". Retrieved 2008-08-12. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ray Browne
Shadow Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from the District of Columbia's At-large congressional district

2007–2013
Succeeded by
Nate Bennett-Fleming
Elect