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Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao (R-La.)

  • District: 2nd District, New Orleans
  • Residence: New Orleans
  • Born: March 13, 1967; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Hieu "Kate" Hoang; two children
  • Education: Baylor U., B.S. 1990 (physics); Fordham U., M.A. 1995 (philosophical resources); Loyola U. New Orleans, J.D. 2000
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: U.S. House, 2009-11; independent candidate for La. House, 2007
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (1st term); Defeated Rep. William J. Jefferson, D
  • Committee Assignments: Homeland Security (Emergency Communications; Management & Oversight); Oversight & Government Reform (Federal Workforce, Postal Service & the District of Columbia); Transportation & Infrastructure (Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials; Water Resources & Environment)
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State Information: 2nd District, New Orleans

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Cedric Richmond (D) 83,705 64.6%
Anh Cao (R) 43,378 33.5%
Anthony Marquize (NPA) 1,876 1.4%
Jack Radosta (NPA) 645 0.5%
2008 general Anh Cao (R) 33,132 49.5%
William Jefferson (D) 31,318 46.8%
Malik Rahim (GREEN) 1,883 2.8%
Gregory Kahn (LIBERT) 549 0.8%
2006 general runoff William Jefferson (D) 35,153 56.5%
Karen Carter (D) 27,011 43.4%
2006 general William Jefferson (D) 28,283 30.1%
Karen Carter (D) 20,364 21.7%
Derrick Shephard (D) 16,799 17.9%
Joseph Lavigne (R) 12,511 13.3%
Troy Carter (D) 11,304 12%
Eric Bradley (R) 1,159 1.2%
Regina Bartholomew (D) 1,125 1.2%
John Edwards (D) 675 0.7%
Scott Barron (D) 621 0.7%
Gregory Kahn (LIBERT) 404 0.4%
M.V. Mendoza (D) 402 0.4%
Lawrence von Uhde (R) 258 0.3%
Deven Collins (D) 121 0.1%
2004 general William Jefferson (D) 173,510 79%
Arthur Schwertz (R) 46,097 21%
2002 general William Jefferson (D) 90,310 63.5%
Irma Dixon (D) 28,480 20%
Silky Sullivan (R) 15,440 10.9%
Clarence Hunt (D) 4,137 2.9%
Wayne Clement (I) 3,789 2.7%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 75% John McCain: 23%
2004 John Kerry: 75% George W. Bush: 24%
2000 Al Gore: 76% George W. Bush: 22%

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