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Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)

  • District: 19th District, Santa Clara County -- most of San Jose
  • Residence: San Jose
  • Born: December 21, 1947; San Mateo, Calif.
  • Religion: Lutheran
  • Family: Husband, John Marshall Collins; two children
  • Education: Stanford U., A.B. 1970 (political science); U. of Santa Clara, J.D. 1975
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Board of Trustees, 1979-81; Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, 1981-95; U.S. House, 1995-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1994 (10th term)
  • Committee Assignments: House Administration; Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Immigration & Border Security - Ranking Member); Science, Space & Technology (Energy; Research and Technology); Joint Library
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State Information: 19th District, Santa Clara County -- most of San Jose

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (CA-19 representative) Zoe Lofgren (D) 162,300 73.2%
Robert Murray (R) 59,313 26.8%
2010 general (CA-16 representative) Zoe Lofgren (D) 105,841 67.8%
Daniel Sahagun (R) 37,913 24.3%
Edward Gonzalez (LIBERT) 12,304 7.9%
2008 general (CA-16 representative) Zoe Lofgren (D) 146,481 71.3%
Charel Winston (R) 49,399 24.1%
Steven Wells (LIBERT) 9,447 4.6%
2006 general (CA-16 representative) Zoe Lofgren (D) 98,929 72.7%
Charel Winston (R) 37,130 27.3%
2004 general (CA-16 representative) Zoe Lofgren (D) 129,222 70.9%
Douglas McNea (R) 47,992 26.3%
Markus Welch (LIBERT) 5,067 2.8%
2002 general (CA-16 representative) Zoe Lofgren (D) 72,370 67%
Douglas McNea (R) 32,182 29.8%
Dennis Umphress (LIBERT) 3,434 3.2%
2000 general (CA-16 representative) Zoe Lofgren (D) 115,118 72.1%
Horace Thayn (R) 37,213 23.3%
Dennis Umphress (LIBERT) 4,742 3%
Edward Klein (NL) 2,673 1.7%
1998 general (CA-16 representative) Zoe Lofgren (D) 85,503 72.8%
Horace Eugene Thayn (R) 27,494 23.4%
John H. Black (NL) 4,417 3.8%
1996 general (CA-16 representative) Zoe Lofgren (D) 94,020 65.6%
Chuck Wojslaw (R) 43,197 30.2%
David R. Bonino (LIBERT) 4,124 2.9%
Abaan Abu-Shumays (NL) 1,866 1.3%
1994 general (CA-16 representative) Zoe Lofgren (D) 74,935 65%
Lyle J. Smith (R) 40,409 35%
Fred Luke Barraza (Write-In) 8  
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 71% Mitt Romney: 27%
2008 Barack Obama: 70% John McCain: 30%

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