Marcy Kaptur

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First elected in 1982, and now the longest-serving woman in Congress, Marcy Kaptur (1946-) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, in the 9th Congressional District of Ohio. She is identified with American progressivism, and voted against the Iraq War resolution.

Committees and caucuses

She has been critical of the House Democratic leadership.[1]



Representing an economically depressed district, with job loss in the automotive industry, she is a long-term opponent of free trade and NAFTA. Her economic philosophy is based on opposing supply-side economics and focusing on job creation.

2010 election

In the 2010 election, she is opposed by businessman, Tea Party activist and Republican candidate Rich Iott. His participation in a historical reeenaction of a Schutzstaffel unit is being criticized as an example of extremism.[2]


  • Post-graduate studies in urban planning and development finance, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (1981-1982)
  • Master's in urban planning, University of Michigan (1974)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin (1968)


  1. Profiles: Marcy Kapture,, a Washington Post company
  2. Felicia Sonmez and Carol Leonnig (10 October 2010), "Democrats criticize GOP over House nominee who dressed as Nazi during battle reenactments", Washington Post