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Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.)

  • District: 25th District, Northern Los Angeles County -- Santa Clarita, Palmdale, most of Simi Valley
  • Residence: Santa Clarita
  • Born: September 9, 1938; Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Religion: Mormon
  • Family: Wife, Patricia McKeon; six children
  • Education: Brigham Young U., B.S. 1985
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: William S. Hart School Board, 1978-87; Santa Clarita City Council, 1987-92 (mayor, 1987-88); U.S. House, 1993-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1992 (11th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services - Chairman; Education & the Workforce (Higher Education & Workforce Training)
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State Information: 25th District, Northern Los Angeles County -- Santa Clarita, Palmdale, most of Simi Valley

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Howard McKeon (R) 129,593 54.8%
Lee Rogers (D) 106,982 45.2%
2010 general Howard McKeon (R) 118,308 61.8%
Jackie Conaway (D) 73,028 38.2%
2008 general Howard McKeon (R) 144,660 57.7%
Jackie Conaway (D) 105,929 42.3%
2006 general Howard McKeon (R) 93,987 60%
Robert Rodriguez (D) 55,913 35.7%
David Erickson (LIBERT) 6,873 4.4%
2004 general Howard McKeon (R) 145,575 64.4%
Fred Willoughby (D) 80,395 35.6%
2002 general Howard McKeon (R) 80,775 65%
Robert Conaway (D) 38,674 31.1%
Frank Consolo (LIBERT) 4,887 3.9%
2000 general Howard McKeon (R) 138,628 62.2%
Sid Gold (D) 73,921 33.2%
Bruce Acker (LIBERT) 7,219 3.2%
Mews Small (NL) 3,010 1.4%
1998 general Howard "Buck" McKeon (R) 114,013 74.7%
Bruce Acker (LIBERT) 38,669 25.3%
1996 general Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R) 122,428 62.4%
Diane Trautman (D) 65,089 33.2%
Bruce Acker (LIBERT) 6,173 3.1%
Justin Charles Gerber (PFP) 2,513 1.3%
1994 general Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R) 110,301 64.9%
James H. Gilmartin (D) 53,445 31.4%
Devin Cutler (LIBERT) 6,205 3.6%
Sandra F. Tulley (Write-In) 20 0%
1992 general Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R) 113,611 51.9%
James H. "Gil" Gilmartin (D) 72,233 33%
Rick Pamplin (I) 13,930 6.4%
Peggy Christensen (LIBERT) 6,932 3.2%
Charles Wilken (GREEN) 6,919 3.2%
Nancy Lawrence (PFP) 5,090 2.3%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 48% Mitt Romney: 50%
2008 Barack Obama: 51% John McCain: 49%

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