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Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.)

  • District: 37th District, West Los Angeles; Culver City
  • Residence: Los Angeles
  • Born: October 3, 1953; Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Divorced; one child (deceased) and four stepchildren
  • Education: San Diego State U., attended 1971-73 (philosophy); California State U., Dominguez Hills, B.S. 1990 (health sciences)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Calif. Assembly, 2004-10 (majority floor leader, 2006-08; speaker, 2008-10); U.S. House, 2011-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2010 (2nd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights & International Organizations - Ranking Member); Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations; Over-Criminalization Task Force)
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State Information: 37th District, West Los Angeles; Culver City

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (CA-37 representative) Karen Bass (D) 207,039 86.4%
Morgan Osborne (R) 32,541 13.6%
2010 general (CA-33 representative) Karen Bass (D) 131,990 86.1%
James Andion (R) 21,342 13.9%
write-in (WRI) 1  
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 85% Mitt Romney: 13%
2008 Barack Obama: 86% John McCain: 14%




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