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   Richard G. Lugar

CANDIDATE INFORMATION

Party

Republican

 

Home

1100 West 42nd Street, Suite 335, , Indianapolis, IN 46208 USA

Website

Link

Facebook

Born

4/4/1932

Died

Alive

Database Record

Entered on 4/4/2006, Updated 5/19/2013

Biography

Richard Green "Dick" Lugar Dick Lugar is an unwavering advocate of U.S. leadership in the world, strong national security, free-trade and economic growth. This fifth generation Hoosier is the longest serving U.S. Senator in Indiana history. He is the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and a member and former chairman of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1976 and won a fifth term in 2000, his third consecutive victory by a two-thirds majority. He holds all Indiana statewide election records. Lugar manages his family's 604-acre Marion County corn, soybean and tree farm. Before entering public life, he helped manage with his brother Tom, the family's food machinery manufacturing business in Indianapolis. As the two-term mayor of Indianapolis (1968-75), he envisioned the unification of the city and surrounding Marion County into one government. Unigov, as Lugar's plan was called, set the city on path of uninterrupted economic growth. Richard Lugar has been a leader in reducing the threat of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. In 1991, he forged a bipartisan partnership with then-Senate Armed Services Chairman, Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), to destroy these weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union. To date, the Nunn-Lugar program has deactivated nearly 6,000 nuclear warheads that were once aimed at the United States. As Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, Lugar built bipartisan support for 1996 federal farm program reforms, ending 1930s era federal production controls. He has promoted broader risk management options for farmers, research advancements, increased export opportunities and higher net farm income. Lugar initiated a biofuels research program to help decrease U.S. dependency on foreign oil. He also led initiatives to streamline the U.S. Department of Agriculture, reform the food stamp program and preserve the federal school lunch program. Lugar has promoted policies that spur economic growth, cut taxes, lead to job creation, eliminate wasteful government spending and reduce bureaucratic red tape for American businesses. His Hoosier commonsense has been recognized many times including such awards as Guardian of Small Business, the Spirit of Enterprise, Watchdog of the Treasury, and 34 honorary doctorate degrees. He was the fourth person ever named Outstanding Legislator by the American Political Science Association. Richard Lugar, and his wife Charlene, were married September 8, 1956, and have four sons and seven grandchildren.

Sources


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

4/15/2013

News

Queen knights former Sen. Dick Lugar

3/15/2012

General

Sen. Lugar ruled ineligible to vote at Indiana home

4/14/2006

Profile

America's Best Senators - Richard Lugar: The Wise Man

1/2/2005

News

Senator Says Lifetime Terror Detentions 'Bad Idea'

5/21/2004

Press Release

Lugar says U.S. is not committed to staving off catastrophic terrorism


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1/3/2011

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Lost 45.00%

1/6/2009

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1/3/2009

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1/3/2007

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Won 100.00%

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Won 100.00%

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Won 100.00%

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Won 60.49%

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