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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.)

District: 29th District
Political Highlights: Calif. Assembly, 1996-2002; candidate for Los Angeles City Council (special election), 2002; Los Angeles City Council, 2003-13; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: March 31, 1963; San Fernando, Calif.
Residence: Los Angeles
Religion: Christian
Family: Wife, Norma Cardenas; four children
Education: U. of California, Santa Barbara, B.S. 1986
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Environment & the Economy; Health)

Election History
2014generalTony Cardenas (D) 50,09674.6
William Leader (R) 17,04525.4
2012generalTony Cardenas (D) 111,28774.1
David Hernandez (NPA) 38,99425.9
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 (@repcardenas)

Rep. Tony Cárdenas 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.