Difference between revisions of "Alan Mollohan"
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|U.S. Representative from West Virginia's 1st District|
From: January 3, 1983 - Present
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Alan Mollohan (born May 14, 1943, in Fairmont, West Virginia) has served as the Democratic U.S. Representative from West Virginia's 1st congressional district since 1983. He currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee.
In April 2006, the National Legal and Policy Center charged Mollohan of failing to disclose all of his assets and issued a 500-page report that listed roughly 250 alleged misrepresentations and omissions. The Wall Street Journal reported that Mollohan had made real estate investments with officials who were former staffers and contributors that boosted his assets from $565,000 in 2000 to at least $6 million in 2006. In June 2006, Mollohan issued a revised personal disclosure statement, correcting 19 "unintentional" errors.
In 2009, the left-leaning Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington ranked Mollohan one of the 15 most corrupt members of Congress, stating that he "steered hundreds of millions of dollars in earmarks to family, friends, former employees and corporations in exchange for contributions to his campaign and political action committees. In addition, Rep. Mollohan misreported his personal assets on his financial disclosure forms." 
In his 2010 reelection, Mollohan was defeated in the Democratic primary by State Senator Mike Oliverio, a conservative Democrat who opposed Democratic health care legislation.