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Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.)


Biography
District: 25th District
Political Highlights: William S. Hart School Board, 1978-87; Santa Clarita City Council, 1987-92; U.S. House, 1993-2015
Born: Sept. 9, 1938; Los Angeles, Calif.
Residence: Santa Clarita
Religion: Mormon
Family: Wife, Patricia McKeon; six children
Education: Brigham Young U., B.S. 1985
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (11th term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services; Education & the Workforce (Higher Education & Workforce Training)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalHoward McKeon (R) 129,59354.8
Lee Rogers (D) 106,98245.2
2010generalHoward McKeon (R) 118,30861.8
Jackie Conaway (D) 73,02838.2
2008generalHoward McKeon (R) 144,66057.7
Jackie Conaway (D) 105,92942.3
2006generalHoward McKeon (R) 93,98760.0
Robert Rodriguez (D) 55,91335.7
David Erickson (LIBERT) 6,8734.4
2004generalHoward McKeon (R) 145,57564.4
Fred Willoughby (D) 80,39535.6
2002generalHoward McKeon (R) 80,77565.0
Bob Conaway (D) 38,67431.1
Frank Consolo (LIBERT) 4,8873.9
2000generalHoward McKeon (R) 138,62862.2
Sid Gold (D) 73,92133.2
Bruce Acker (LIBERT) 7,2193.2
Mews Small (NL) 3,0101.4
1998generalHoward McKeon (R) 114,01374.7
Bruce Acker (LIBERT) 38,66925.3
1996generalHoward McKeon (R) 122,42862.4
Diane Trautman (D) 65,08933.2
Bruce Acker (LIBERT) 6,1733.1
Justin Gerber (PFP) 2,5131.3
1994generalHoward McKeon (R) 110,30164.9
James Gilmartin (D) 53,44531.4
Devin Cutler (LIBERT) 6,2053.7
Sandra Tulley () 200.0
1992generalHoward McKeon (R) 113,61151.9
James Gilmartin (D) 72,23333.0
Rick Pamplin (I) 13,9306.4
Peggy Christensen (LIBERT) 6,9323.2
Charles Wilken (GREEN) 6,9193.2
Nancy Lawrence (PFP) 5,0902.3
Roll Call Vitals

61st

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.

Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon 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.