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Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.)

  • District: 24th District, Central Coast -- Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo
  • Residence: Santa Barbara
  • Born: January 10, 1938; Ladysmith, Wis.
  • Religion: Lutheran
  • Family: Widowed; three children (one deceased)
  • Education: Pacific Lutheran U., B.S. 1959 (nursing); Yale U., M.A. 1964 (religion); U. of California, Santa Barbara, M.A. 1990 (education)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. House, 1998-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1998 (8th full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy; Health)
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State Information: 24th District, Central Coast -- Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Lois Capps (D) 156,749 55.1%
Abel Maldonado (R) 127,746 44.9%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 54% Mitt Romney: 43%
2008 Barack Obama: 58% John McCain: 42%

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