Doolittle to retain GOP leadership seat |

Doolittle to retain GOP leadership seat

Tribune News Service

Republican U.S. Rep. John Doolittle was unanimously re-elected to serve as House Republican Conference secretary for the 109th Congress.

Doolittle represents the 4th Congressional District. The huge district stretches along the northeast side of California from El Dorado County to the Oregon border, and includes all of Nevada County.

He has served in the position for the past two years and has been in the House of Representatives since 1991. He has become a vocal proponent of conservative principles within the GOP leadership team.

“As conference secretary, I will continue to work enthusiastically toward strengthening our Republican majority and furthering a conservative agenda for America,” Doolittle said in accepting the nomination.

Doolittle is joined by seven other elected leaders including Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, R-Ill.; Majority Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Conference Chairwoman Deborah Pryce, R-Ohio; Policy Committee Chairman Christopher Cox, R-Calif.; Conference Vice-Chairman Jack Kingston, R-Ga.; and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Thomas Reynolds, R-N.Y.

Doolittle easily reclaimed his seat in the House on Nov. 2, winning about two-thirds of the vote in his district. He defeated Democrat David Winters, raising about $850,000 to Winters’ $2,300.

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