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Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.)

  • District: 16th District, Central Valley -- Merced County, Madera, most of Fresno
  • Residence: Fresno
  • Born: April 13, 1952; Fresno, Calif.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Single
  • Education: California State U., Fresno, B.A. 1974 (political science)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Calif. Assembly, 1978-94; Democratic nominee for Calif. Senate, 1993; Calif. Senate, 1994-2002; U.S. House, 2005-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2004 (5th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture (General Farm Commodities & Risk Management; Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology & Foreign Agriculture; Livestock, Rural Development & Credit - Ranking Member); Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; Water & Power)
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State Information: 16th District, Central Valley -- Merced County, Madera, most of Fresno

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Jim Costa (D) 84,649 57.4%
Brian Whelan (R) 62,801 42.6%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 59% Mitt Romney: 39%
2008 Barack Obama: 59% John McCain: 41%

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