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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.)

District: 6th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-present
Born: Sept. 25, 1944; Poston, Ariz.
Residence: Sacramento
Religion: Methodist
Family: Widowed; one child
Education: U. of California, Berkeley, B.A. 1966
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2005 (5th full term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology; Health)

Election History
2014generalDoris Matsui (D) 97,00872.7
Joseph McCray (R) 36,44827.3
2012generalDoris Matsui (D) 160,66775.1
Joseph McCray (R) 53,40624.9
2010generalDoris Matsui (D) 124,22072.0
Paul Smith (R) 43,57725.3
Gerald Frink (PFP) 4,5942.7
2008generalDoris Matsui (D) 164,24274.3
Paul Smith (R) 46,00220.8
L. Roberts (PFP) 10,7314.9
2006generalDoris Matsui (D) 105,67670.8
Claire Yan (R) 35,10623.5
Jeff Kravitz (GREEN) 6,4664.3
John Reiger (PFP) 2,0181.4
2005specialDoris Matsui (D) 56,17568.1
Julie Padilla (D) 7,1588.7
John Flynn (R) 6,5598.0
Serge Chernay (R) 3,7424.5
Michael O'Brien (R) 2,5913.1
Shane Singh (R) 1,7532.1
Bruce Stevens (R) 1,1241.4
Pat Driscoll (GREEN) 9761.2
Leonard Padilla (I) 9161.1
Charles Pineda (D) 6590.8
Gale Morgan (LIBERT) 4510.6
John Reiger (PF) 2860.4
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

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


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


Twitter Followers (@DorisMatsui)

Rep. Doris Matsui has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) 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.