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Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.)


Biography
District: 20th District
Political Highlights: Monterey County Board of Supervisors, 1975-80; Calif. Assembly, 1980-93; U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-present
Born: July 4, 1941; San Francisco, Calif.
Residence: Carmel
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Shary Baldwin Farr; one child
Education: Willamette U., B.S. 1963
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1993 (11th full term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture - Ranking Member; Legislative Branch; Military Construction-VA)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalSam Farr (D) 106,03475.2
Ronald Kabat (NPA) 35,01024.8
2012generalSam Farr (D) 172,99674.1
Jeff Taylor (R) 60,56625.9
2010generalSam Farr (D) 118,73466.7
Jeff Taylor (R) 53,17629.9
Eric Petersen (GREEN) 3,3971.9
Mary Larkin (LIBERT) 2,7421.5
2008generalSam Farr (D) 168,90773.9
Jeff Taylor (R) 59,03725.8
2006generalSam Farr (D) 120,75075.8
Anthony De Maio (R) 35,93222.6
2004generalSam Farr (D) 148,95866.7
Mark Risley (R) 65,11729.2
Ray Glock-Grueneich (GREEN) 3,6451.6
Joe Williams (PF) 2,8231.3
Jim Smolen (LIBERT) 2,6071.2
2002generalSam Farr (D) 101,63268.1
Clint Engler (R) 40,33427.0
Ray Glock-Grueneich (GREEN) 4,8853.3
Jascha Lee (LIBERT) 2,4181.6
2000generalSam Farr (D) 143,21968.6
Clint Engler (R) 51,55724.7
E. Coffin (GREEN) 8,2153.9
Rick Garrett (LIBERT) 2,5101.2
Lawrence Fenton (REF) 2,2631.1
Scott Hartley (NL) 9960.5
1998generalSam Farr (D) 103,71964.5
Bill McCampbell (R) 52,47032.7
Rick Garrett (LIBERT) 2,7911.7
Scott Hartley (NL) 1,7101.1
1996generalSam Farr (D) 115,11658.9
Jess Brown (R) 73,85637.8
John Black (NL) 6,5733.4
1994generalSam Farr (D) 87,22252.2
Bill McCampbell (R) 74,38044.5
E. Coffin (GREEN) 5,5913.3
1993special runoffSam Farr (D) 62,86453.7
Bill McCampbell (R) 47,89740.9
Jerome McCready (AMI) 1,9191.6
Kevin Clark (GREEN) 1,5391.3
Richard Quigley (LIBERT) 1,1191.0
Peter James (I) 1,0950.9
James Ogle (I) 5150.4
1993specialSam Farr (D) 23,60025.8
Bill Monning (D) 17,05018.6
Barbara Shipnuck (D) 12,98214.2
Bill McCampbell (R) 10,91111.9
Jess Brown (R) 9,36010.2
Bob Ernst (R) 5,1265.6
Martin Vonnegut (D) 2,9853.3
Barbara Honegger (R) 1,8552.0
Lancelot McClair (D) 1,4131.5
John Shaw (R) 9271.0
Carl Cieslikowski (R) 6960.8
Stephen Henderson (R) 6680.7
Tom Shannon (R) 6560.7
Richard Quigley (LIBERT) 4380.5
Shelley Reinisch (D) 4110.5
Kyle Samuels (D) 3940.4
Darrin Smolinski (R) 3610.4
Kevin Clark (GREEN) 3230.4
Louis D'Arrigo (R) 3180.4
Jerome McCready (AMI) 2930.3
Ed Frey (D) 2570.3
Peter James (I) 1640.2
James Ogle (I) 1200.1
Richard Kraus (D) 1010.1
Art Dunn (D) 1000.1
Jack Mitchener (D) 850.1
Roll Call Vitals

69th

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.

9,066

Twitter Followers (@repsamfarr)

Rep. Sam Farr has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

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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.