26 Facts About Don Manzullo


Donald Anthony Manzullo was born on March 24,1944 and is an American businessman and politician who served as the US representative for, from 1993 to 2013.


Don Manzullo was defeated in the 2012 Republican Primary on March 20,2012.


Don Manzullo was born in Rockford, Illinois and attended Auburn High School, graduating in 1962.


Don Manzullo earned a bachelor's degree from American University in Washington, DC in 1967 and a JD degree from Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1970.


Don Manzullo practiced as an attorney in Oregon, Illinois before entering politics.


Don Manzullo ran in the Republican primary, but lost to State Representative John Hallock, Jr.


Don Manzullo was backed by conservative groups including FreedomWorks, the American Conservative Union, and various Tea Party groups, while Kinzinger was backed by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

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Don Manzullo had a very conservative voting record; indeed, for much of his tenure he was one of the most conservative members of the Illinois delegation.


Don Manzullo has a lifetime American Conservative Union rating of 96, the highest in the Illinois delegation.


Don Manzullo was a member of the Republican Study Committee.


Don Manzullo is a strong supporter of the American Land Rights Association.


Don Manzullo significantly influenced over 50 administrative actions by the Executive Branch through regulatory changes or alterations to internal policy.


Don Manzullo spent most of his career working on issues related to manufacturing.


Don Manzullo was featured on the cover of The Manufacturer because of his work with small business-related policy.


Don Manzullo was the chairman of the Committee on Small Business from 2001 to 2007.


Don Manzullo held over sixty hearings during this time to investigate the phenomenon of corporate outsourcing.


Don Manzullo authored a law that requires clinics to report instances of child abuse.


Don Manzullo co-founded and co-chaired the bipartisan House Manufacturing Caucus and served as a co-chair of the House Automotive Caucus.


Don Manzullo consistently supported the interests of the American Security Council Foundation and the Center for Security Politics.


At one point, Don Manzullo worked on an appeal to President Barack Obama to forgo his plan to move over 200 Taliban and al Qaeda terrorist suspects from Guantanamo Bay detention camp to northern Illinois for detainment.


Don Manzullo instead advocated for the creation of a new federal prison, the Thomson Correctional Facility, as a new hub in the already vastly over capacity prison system.


Don Manzullo has offered support to British American Tobacco in its campaign against the Australian government's decision to compel tobacco companies to only offer their products in plain packaging in an effort to reduce smoking rates, particularly amongst young people.


Don Manzullo has received amounts of $5,000 or more from New York Life Insurance, American Society of Anesthesiologists, AFLAC Incorporated, and the American Bankers Association.


Don Manzullo served as the chairman on the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific from 2011 to 2013.


On January 4,2013, after his congressional term had ended, Don Manzullo became the president and CEO of the Korea Economic Institute, a Washington think tank.

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Don Manzullo is married to the former Freda Teslik and is the father of Neil, Noel and Katie Don Manzullo.