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Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.)


Biography
District: 13th District
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for Calif. Senate, 1969; U.S. House, 1973-2013
Born: Nov. 11, 1931; Milwaukee, Wis.
Residence: Fremont
Religion: Atheist
Family: Wife, Deborah Roderick Stark; seven children
Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S. 1953; U. of California, Berkeley, M.B.A. 1960
Military Service: Air Force, 1955-57
Start of Service: Elected: 1972 (20th term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Health - Ranking Member; Social Security)

Defeated by Eric Swalwell, D, in a general on Nov. 6, 2012

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalEric Swalwell (D) 120,38852.1
Pete Stark (D) 110,64647.9
2010generalPete Stark (D) 118,27872.0
Forest Baker (R) 45,57527.7
2008generalPete Stark (D) 166,82976.4
Raymond Chui (R) 51,44723.6
2006generalPete Stark (D) 110,75674.9
George Bruno (R) 37,14125.1
2004generalPete Stark (D) 144,60571.6
George Bruno (R) 48,43924.0
Mark Stroberg (LIBERT) 8,8774.4
2002generalPete Stark (D) 86,49571.1
Syed Mahmood (R) 26,85222.1
Mark Stroberg (LIBERT) 3,7033.0
Don Grundmann (AMI) 2,7722.3
John Bambey (REF) 1,9011.6
2000generalPete Stark (D) 129,01270.4
James Goetz (R) 44,49924.3
Howard Mora (LIBERT) 4,6232.5
Tim Hoehner (NL) 2,6471.5
Don Grundmann (AMI) 2,3651.3
1998generalPete Stark (D) 101,67171.2
James Goetz (R) 38,05026.6
Karnig Beylikjian (NL) 3,0662.1
1996generalPete Stark (D) 114,40865.2
James Fay (R) 53,38530.4
Terry Savage (LIBERT) 7,7464.4
1994generalPete Stark (D) 97,34464.6
Larry Molton (R) 45,55530.2
Robert Gough (LIBERT) 7,7435.1
1992generalPete Stark (D) 123,79560.2
Verne Teyler (R) 64,95331.6
Roslyn Allen (PFP) 16,7688.2
1990generalPete Stark (D) 94,73958.0
Victor Romero (R) 67,41242.0
1988generalPete Stark (D) 152,86673.0
1986generalPete Stark (D) 113,49070.0
Dave Williams (R) 49,30030.0
1984generalPete Stark (D) 136,51170.0
1982generalPete Stark (D) 104,39361.0
William Kennedy (R) 67,70239.0
1980generalPete Stark (D) 90,50455.0
William Kennedy (R) 67,26541.0
1978generalPete Stark (D) 88,17965.0
Robert Allen (R) 41,13831.0
1976generalPete Stark (D) 116,39871.0
1974generalPete Stark (D) 92,43671.0
1972generalPete Stark (D) 102,15353.0
Roll Call Vitals

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

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Twitter Followers (@petestark)

Rep. Pete Stark 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.