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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 (CA-24 representative) Lois Capps (D) 156,749 55.1%
Abel Maldonado (R) 127,746 44.9%
2010 general (CA-23 representative) Lois Capps (D) 111,768 57.8%
Tom Watson (R) 72,744 37.6%
John Hager (I) 5,625 2.9%
Darrell Stafford (LIBERT) 3,326 1.7%
2008 general (CA-23 representative) Lois Capps (D) 171,403 68.1%
Matt Kokkonen (R) 80,385 31.9%
2006 general (CA-23 representative) Lois Capps (D) 114,661 65.2%
Victor Tognazzini (R) 61,272 34.8%
write-in (Write-In) 18 0%
2004 general (CA-23 representative) Lois Capps (D) 153,980 63%
Donald Regan (R) 83,926 34.4%
Michael Favorite (LIBERT) 6,391 2.6%
2002 general (CA-23 representative) Lois Capps (D) 95,752 59%
Beth Rogers (R) 62,604 38.6%
James Hill (LIBERT) 3,866 2.4%
2000 general (CA-22 representative) Lois Capps (D) 135,538 53.1%
Mike Stoker (R) 113,094 44.3%
Richard Porter (REF) 2,490 1%
Joe Furcinite (LIBERT) 2,060 0.8%
J. Aguirre (NL) 1,888 0.7%
1998 general (CA-22 representative) Lois Capps (D) 109,517 55%
Tom Bordonaro (R) 85,927 43.1%
Robert Bakhaus (LIBERT) 2,579 1.3%
Richard Porter (REF) 1,241 0.6%
1998 special (CA-22 representative) Lois Capps (D) 69,605 44.9%
Tom Bordonaro (R) 44,117 28.5%
Brooks Firestone (R) 39,356 25.4%
Robert Bakhaus (LIBERT) 889 0.6%
Tod Rosenberger (LIBERT) 665 0.4%
Bob Lovgren (R) 282 0.2%
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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