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Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.)


Biography
District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: Calif. Assembly, 1974-76; Calif. Senate, 1976-90; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1982; sought Democratic nomination for Calif. controller, 1986; Calif. insurance commissioner, 1991-95; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1994; deputy Interior secretary, 1995-98; Calif. insurance commissioner, 2003-07; lieutenant governor, 2007-09; U.S. House, 2009-present
Born: Jan. 24, 1945; Camp Blanding, Fla.
Residence: Walnut Grove
Religion: Christian
Family: Wife, Patricia Wilkinson Garamendi; six children
Education: U. of California, Berkeley, B.S. 1966; Harvard U., M.B.A. 1970
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2009 (2nd full term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (General Farm Commodities & Risk Management); Armed Services (Strategic Forces; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Transportation & Infrastructure (Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation - Ranking Member; Water Resources & Environment)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalJohn Garamendi (D) 77,41452.6
Dan Logue (R) 69,89847.4
2012generalJohn Garamendi (D) 126,88254.2
Kim Vann (R) 107,08645.8
2010generalJohn Garamendi (D) 137,57858.8
Gary Clift (R) 88,51237.9
Jeremy Cloward (GREEN) 7,7163.3
Roll Call Vitals

261st

on the House Seniority List

Fellow California Rep. George Miller (D) is 5th.

1st

California is 1st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. John Garamendi has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.