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Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)

District: 13th District
Political Highlights: Calif. Assembly, 1990-96; Calif. Senate, 1996-98; U.S. House of Representatives, 1998-present
Born: July 16, 1946; El Paso, Texas
Residence: Oakland
Religion: Baptist
Family: Divorced; two children
Education: Mills College, B.A. 1973; U. of California, Berkeley, M.S.W. 1975
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (9th full term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Labor-HHS-Education; Military Construction-VA; State-Foreign Operations); Budget

Election History
2014generalBarbara Lee (D) 168,49188.5
Dakin Sundeen (R) 21,94011.5
2012generalBarbara Lee (D) 250,43686.8
Marilyn Singleton (NPA) 38,14613.2
2010generalBarbara Lee (D) 180,40084.3
Gerald Hashimoto (R) 23,05410.8
Dave Heller (GREEN) 4,8482.3
James Eyer (LIBERT) 4,1131.9
Larry Allen (PFP) 1,6700.8
2008generalBarbara Lee (D) 238,91586.1
Charles Hargrave (R) 26,9179.7
James Eyer (LIBERT) 11,7044.2
2006generalBarbara Lee (D) 167,24586.3
John denDulk (R) 20,78610.7
James Eyer (LIBERT) 5,6552.9
2004generalBarbara Lee (D) 215,63084.6
Claudia Bermudez (R) 31,27812.3
James Eyer (LIBERT) 8,1313.2
2002generalBarbara Lee (D) 135,89381.4
Jerald Udinsky (R) 25,33315.2
James Eyer (LIBERT) 5,6853.4
Hector Reyna () 60.0
2000generalBarbara Lee (D) 182,35285.0
Arneze Washington (R) 21,0339.8
Fred Foldvary (LIBERT) 7,0513.3
Ellen Jefferds (NL) 4,2142.0
1998generalBarbara Lee (D) 140,72282.8
Claiborne Sanders (R) 22,43113.2
Gerald Sanders (PFP) 4,7672.8
Walter Ruehlig (NL) 1,9751.2
1998specialBarbara Lee (D) 31,02566.8
Greg Harper (D) 7,50416.2
Claiborne Sanders (R) 5,61712.1
Randal Stewart (D) 2,2654.9
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 (@repbarbaralee)

Rep. Barbara Lee 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.