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Watson retired at the end of the 111th Congress.

Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.)

  • District: 33rd District, West Los Angeles; Culver City
  • Residence: Los Angeles
  • Born: November 12, 1933; Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Single
  • Education: U. of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1954 (education); California State U., Los Angeles, M.S. 1968 (school psychology); Harvard U., attended 1981-82; Claremont Graduate School, Ph.D. 1987 (educational administration)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Los Angeles County Board of Education, 1975-78; Calif. Senate, 1978-98; candidate for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 1992; U.S. ambassador to the Federal States of Micronesia, 1999-2001; U.S. House, 2001-11
  • Elected: Elected: 2001 (4th full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Africa & Global Health; Asia, the Pacific & the Global Environment; Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade); Oversight & Government Reform (Domestic Policy; Government Management, Organization & Procurement - Chairwoman)
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State Information: 33rd District, West Los Angeles; Culver City

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Karen Bass (D) 131,990 86.1%
James Andion (R) 21,342 13.9%
2008 general Diane Watson (D) 186,924 87.6%
David Crowley (R) 26,536 12.4%
2006 general Diane Watson (D) 113,715 100%
2004 general Diane Watson (D) 166,801 88.6%
Bob Weber (LIBERT) 21,513 11.4%
2002 general Diane Watson (D) 97,779 82.6%
Andrew Kim (R) 16,699 14.1%
Charles Tate (LIBERT) 3,971 3.4%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 86.8% John McCain: 11.7%
2004 John Kerry: 83% George W. Bush: 16%
2000 Al Gore: 80% George W. Bush: 13%

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