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Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.)

  • District: 29th District, Eastern San Fernando Valley
  • Residence: Los Angeles
  • Born: March 31, 1963; San Fernando, Calif.
  • Religion: Christian
  • Family: Wife, Norma Cardenas; four children
  • Education: U. of California, Santa Barbara, B.S. 1986 (electrical engineering)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Calif. Assembly, 1996-2002; candidate for Los Angeles City Council (special election), 2002; Los Angeles City Council, 2003-13; U.S. House, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated David R. Hernandez, no party affiliation
  • Committee Assignments: Budget; Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; Indian & Alaska Native Affairs; Water & Power); Oversight & Government Reform (Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements)

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State Information: 29th District, Eastern San Fernando Valley

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Tony Cardenas (D) 111,287 74%
David Hernandez (NPA) 38,994 25.9%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 77% Mitt Romney: 21%
2008 Barack Obama: 76% John McCain: 24%




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