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Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.)

  • District: 3rd District, Sacramento Valley -- Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City
  • Residence: Walnut Grove
  • Born: January 24, 1945; Camp Blanding, Fla.
  • Religion: Christian
  • Family: Wife, Patricia Wilkinson Garamendi; six children
  • Education: U. of California, Berkeley, B.S. 1966 (business administration); Harvard U., M.B.A. 1970
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Calif. Assembly, 1974-76; Calif. Senate, 1976-90 (majority leader, 1982-84); sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1982; sought Democratic nomination for Calif. controller, 1986; Calif. insurance commissioner, 1991-95; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1994; deputy Interior secretary, 1995-98; Calif. insurance commissioner, 2003-07; lieutenant governor, 2007-09; U.S. House, 2009-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2009 (2nd full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture (General Farm Commodities & Risk Management); Armed Services (Strategic Forces; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Transportation & Infrastructure (Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation - Ranking Member; Water Resources & Environment)
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State Information: 3rd District, Sacramento Valley -- Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general John Garamendi (D) 126,882 54.2%
Kim Vann (R) 107,086 45.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 54% Mitt Romney: 43%
2008 Barack Obama: 56% John McCain: 44%

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