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- Sen. Tom Coburn vows to slow down budget-busting bills ahead of recess
- Obama fantasizes about more executive power, signs new order on federal contractors
- Clintons call Klein, Halper, Kessler ‘a Hat Trick of despicable actors’: report
- Boehner accuses Obama of ‘legacy of lawlessness’
- Pro-marijuana group claims responsibility for Brooklyn Bridge flag swap
- Young adults shun Obamacare mostly due to cost: survey
- Stabbing attack on transgender girl, 15, was ‘bias motivated,’ police say
- LGBT adults still lean overwhelmingly toward Democratic Party
- Lawmakers rattled by Syria genocide horrors, call on Obama to act
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, United States
Residence: State College, PA
Charles Dumas is from Chicago and resides in State College, Pa. He received an associate degree from Dutchess Community College, a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York-New Paltz, and a law degree from Yale University.
Dumas is a theater professor at Penn State University and a visiting professor at the University of the Free State in South Africa. He writes a monthly column for the Centre Daily Times called "Under the Baobob."
He was the first Hendler Fellow in Screenwriting at the American Film Institute and he was a Fulbright fellow at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
Dumas served three years as chair of the Human Relations Commission of State College and worked on several Democratic campaigns during his 17 years in Centre County.
He worked as an intern in the Washington office of Rep. Charles Rangel. He was a legal researcher for the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations and worked for two years in the corporate law offices of IBM Corp.
Dumas served as board chairman of Mid-Hudson Legal Services in New York. He ran for New York state Senate prior to moving to Pennsylvania.
Dumas and his wife, Jo, have one daughter.
Charles Dumas cites jobs, education, health care and sustainable development as key needs for all citizens.
Dumas wants to make sure everyone has access to the government resources they need and wants to encourage citizen participation in government. He believes the government should ensure that there is access to affordable, quality health care and favors moves toward a single-payer plan.
He is considered a long shot in the race to represent Pennsylvania's Republican-dominated 5th Congressional District. He faces Rep. Glenn Thompson in the November general election.
Source: Associated Press
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