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Rodney Dennis "Rod" Chandler (born July 13, 1942 in La Grande, Oregon) is a former U.S. Representative from Washington. He is the great-great-grandnephew of long-time U.S. Senator Zachariah Chandler of Michigan.

Rod Chandler
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Preceded bydistrict created
Succeeded byJennifer Dunn
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the Position 1, 45th legislative district
In office
January 13, 1975 (1975-01-13) – January 10, 1983 (1983-01-10)
Preceded byAlan Bluechel
Succeeded byJohn W. Betrozoff
Personal details
Born
Rodney Dennis Chandler

(1942-07-13) July 13, 1942 (age 77)
La Grande, Oregon, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Joyce Chandler
ChildrenJohn
Amanda
ResidenceRedmond, Washington (former)
Aurora, Colorado (current)
Alma materEastern Oregon College (B.S.)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (M.Ed.)
ProfessionTV news correspondent
Public relations consultant
Teacher
WebsiteCongressional Biography
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceOregon Army National Guard
Years of service1959 – 1964 (5 years)

Rod Chandler received a B.S. from Eastern Oregon College and a M.Ed. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Chandler is a former television news correspondent and public relations consultant. He was elected to the Washington House of Representatives in 1974. In 1982 he was elected as a Republican to the 98th Congress, representing the newly created 8th congressional district until 1993, when he gave up his seat for an unsuccessful candidacy for the United States Senate. He inexplicably quoted the Roger Miller song "Dang Me" during a debate with his opponent for the senate seat.[1] He was further damaged by the unpopularity of President George H.W. Bush in the Pacific Northwest. In 1989 Chandler revealed publicly that he is a recovered alcoholic.[2]

Chandler taught Advanced Placement Government classes at Eaglecrest High School in Centennial, Colorado until the end of the 2006-07 school year.

Chandler is a member of the ReFormers Caucus of Issue One.[3]

Electoral historyEdit

U.S. Senator, Class 3, from Washington, 1992 General Election[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Patty Murray 1,197,973 53.99
Republican Rod Chandler 1,020,829 46.01
U.S. Senator, Class 3, from Washington, 1992 Republican Primary Election[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 228,083 42.10
Republican Leo K. Thorsness 185,498 34.24
Republican Tim Hill 128,232 23.67
U.S. Representative from Washington's 8th congressional district, 1990 General Election[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 96,323 56.21 -14.66
Democratic David E. Giles 75,031 43.79
U.S. Representative from Washington's 8th congressional district, 1990 Republican Primary Election[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 36,551 84.51 -15.49
Republican Kenneth R. "Ken" Thomasson 6,700 15.49
U.S. Representative from Washington's 8th congressional district, 1988 General Election[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 174,942 70.87 +5.67
Democratic Jim Kean 71,920 29.13
U.S. Representative from Washington's 8th congressional district, 1988 Republican Primary Election[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 76,861 100.00 0.00
U.S. Representative from Washington's 8th congressional district, 1986 General Election[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 107,824 65.20 +2.76
Democratic David E. Giles 57,545 34.80
U.S. Representative from Washington's 8th congressional district, 1986 Republican Primary Election[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 36,654 100.00 0.00
U.S. Representative from Washington's 8th congressional district, 1984 General Election[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 146,891 62.44 +5.47
Democratic Bob Lamson 88,379 37.56
U.S. Representative from Washington's 8th congressional district, 1984 Republican Primary Election[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 56,456 100.00 +59.12
U.S. Representative from Washington's 8th congressional district, 1982 General Election[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 79,209 56.97
Democratic Beth Bland 59,824 43.03
U.S. Representative from Washington's 8th congressional district, 1982 Republican Primary Election[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 20,374 40.88
Republican Bob Eberle 15,342 30.78
Republican Paul Barden 12,477 25.04
Republican William "Bill" McCallum 1,644 3.30
State Representative from Washington's 45th legislative district, Position 1 - 1980 General Election[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 30,042 74.76 -25.24
Democratic R.F. "Dick" Reynolds 10,140 25.24
State Representative from Washington's 45th legislative district, Position 1 - 1980 Republican Primary Election[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 11,188 100.00 0.00
State Representative from Washington's 45th legislative district, Position 1 - 1978 General Election[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 14,138 100.00 +30.04
State Representative from Washington's 45th legislative district, Position 1 - 1978 Republican Primary Election[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 4,704 100.00 0.00
State Representative from Washington's 45th legislative district, Position 1 - 1976 General Election[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 21,573 69.96 +2.09
Democratic Bonnie B. Logan 9,263 30.04
State Representative from Washington's 45th legislative district, Position 1 - 1976 Republican Primary Election[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 8,948 100.00 +22.63
State Representative from Washington's 45th legislative district, Position 1 - 1974 General Election[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 11,876 67.87
Democratic Ray Freeman 5,623 32.13
State Representative from Washington's 45th legislative district, Position 1 - 1974 Republican Primary Election[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Rod Chandler 3,928 77.37
Republican Ella M. Snyder 757 14.91
Republican L.C. Westburg 392 7.72

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cantwell snubs McGavick on debates By Joel Connelly Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  2. ^ community.seattletimes.nwsource.com
  3. ^ https://www.issueone.org/reformers/
  4. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1992 General Election Results – U.S. Senator". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1992 Primary Election Results – U.S. Senator". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved September 28, 2015.
  6. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1990 General Election Results – U.S. Representative, 8th District". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  7. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1990 Primary Election Results – U.S. Representative, 8th District". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  8. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1988 General Election Results – U.S. Representative, 8th District". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  9. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1988 Primary Election Results – U.S. Representative, 8th District". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  10. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1986 General Election Results – U.S. Representative, 8th District". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  11. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1986 Primary Election Results – U.S. Representative, 8th District". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  12. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1984 General Election Results – U.S. Representative, 8th District". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  13. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1984 Primary Election Results – U.S. Representative, 8th District". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  14. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1982 General Election Results – U.S. Representative, 8th District". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  15. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1982 Primary Election Results – U.S. Representative, 8th District". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  16. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1980 General Election Results – State Representative, 45th Legislative District, Position 1". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  17. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1980 Primary Election Results – State Representative, 45th Legislative District, Position 1". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  18. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1978 General Election Results – State Representative, 45th Legislative District, Position 1". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  19. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1978 Primary Election Results – State Representative, 45th Legislative District, Position 1". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  20. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1976 General Election Results – State Representative, 45th Legislative District, Position 1". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  21. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1976 Primary Election Results – State Representative, 45th Legislative District, Position 1". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  22. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1974 General Election Results – State Representative, 45th Legislative District, Position 1". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  23. ^ "Washington Secretary of State, 1974 Primary Election Results – State Representative, 45th Legislative District, Position 1". vote.wa.gov. Retrieved October 2, 2015.

External linksEdit

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
New district created after 1980 Census
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 8th congressional district

January 3, 1983–January 3, 1993
Succeeded by
Jennifer Dunn
Party political offices
Preceded by
Slade Gorton
Republican nominee for United States Senator from Washington
(Class 3)

1992
Succeeded by
Linda Smith