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Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.)


Biography
District: 6th District
Political Highlights: Petaluma City Council, 1985-93; U.S. House, 1993-2013
Born: Nov. 3, 1937; Seattle, Wash.
Residence: Petaluma
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Divorced; four children
Education: U. of Washington, attended 1955-57; U. of San Francisco, B.S. 1980
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (10th term)
Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education; Workforce Protections - Ranking Member); Science, Space & Technology (Energy & Environment)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2010generalLynn Woolsey (D) 172,21665.9
Jim Judd (R) 77,36129.6
Eugene Ruyle (PFP) 5,9152.3
Joel Smolen (LIBERT) 5,6602.2
2008generalLynn Woolsey (D) 229,67271.7
Mike Halliwell (R) 77,07324.1
Joel Smolen (LIBERT) 13,6174.3
2006generalLynn Woolsey (D) 173,19070.2
Todd Hooper (R) 64,40526.1
Richard Friesen (LIBERT) 9,0283.7
2004generalLynn Woolsey (D) 226,42372.7
Paul Erickson (R) 85,24427.4
2002generalLynn Woolsey (D) 139,75066.7
Paul Erickson (R) 62,05229.6
Richard Barton (LIBERT) 4,9362.4
Jeff Rainforth (REF) 2,8251.4
2000generalLynn Woolsey (D) 182,11664.3
Ken McAuliffe (R) 80,16928.3
Justin Moscoso (GREEN) 13,2484.7
Richard Barton (LIBERT) 4,6911.7
Alan Barreca (NL) 2,8941.0
1998generalLynn Woolsey (D) 158,44668.0
Ken McAuliffe (R) 69,29529.7
Alan Barreca (NL) 5,2402.2
1996generalLynn Woolsey (D) 156,95861.8
Duane Hughes (R) 86,27834.0
Ernest Jones (PFP) 6,4592.5
Bruce Kendall (NL) 4,1411.6
1994generalLynn Woolsey (D) 137,64258.1
Michael Nugent (R) 88,94037.6
Louis Beary (LIBERT) 6,2032.6
Ernest Jones (PFP) 4,0551.7
1992generalLynn Woolsey (D) 190,32265.2
Bill Filante (R) 98,17133.6
Roll Call Vitals

1st

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

Rep. Lynn Woolsey 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.