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HOBSON, DAVID LEE, Republican Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $54,975.75

Average cost per trip - $6,108.42
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 113 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - November 23, 2000 - November 24, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - acpa annual meeting
Notes - Accompanied by wife Carolyn A Hobson

Travel Cost - $3,451.34
Lodging Cost - $1,297.44
Meal Cost - $151.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,900.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 20, 2001 (11 days)
Location(s) - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - 2001 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Hobson accompanied. Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $15,535.06
Lodging Cost - $2,810.50
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $19,571.56

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 23, 2001 - September 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - ACPA annual meeting
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Hobson accompanied.

Travel Cost - $3,451.34
Lodging Cost - $1,297.44
Meal Cost - $151.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,900.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 22, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lanai, HI

Purpose - Conference on US-China relations
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Hobson accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $4,905.78
Lodging Cost - $1,960.00
Meal Cost - $1,710.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $8,625.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - To participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Hobson accompanied from Columbus, Ohio. Other costs are for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $1,623.40
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $5,463.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Crop Life America
Dates - February 21, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Meeting to discuss outlook for agricultural and environmental legislation
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Hobson accompanied.

Travel Cost - $168.50
Lodging Cost - $635.80
Meal Cost - $338.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,142.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - to participate in a conference on Education Reform
Notes - spouse - Carolyn A. Hobson - other expense is ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,163.00
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $5,983.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - 2005 Congressional Advisory Board Policy Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Key Biscayne, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $299.20
Lodging Cost - $1,101.75
Meal Cost - $1,136.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,537.31

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Assn
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL

Purpose - Congressional / Industry workshop
Notes - Washington, DC - Ft Myers, FL - Columbus, OH Including spouse

Travel Cost - $810.40
Lodging Cost - $368.42
Meal Cost - $523.08
Other Cost - $149.94
Total Cost - $1,851.84

Additional family members - Yes

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Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

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  • 06.02.15

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    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.