Aug. 30, 2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

  • District: Senior Senator from California
  • Residence: San Francisco
  • Born: June 22, 1933; San Francisco, Calif.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Husband, Richard Blum; one child, three stepchildren
  • Education: Stanford U., A.B. 1955 (history)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: San Francisco Board of Supervisors, 1970-78 (president, 1970-71, 1974-75, 1978); candidate for mayor of San Francisco, 1971, 1975; mayor of San Francisco, 1978-88; Democratic nominee for governor, 1990; U.S. Senate, 1992-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1992 (4th full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Energy-Water - Chairwoman; Interior-Environment; Transportation-HUD); Judiciary (Crime & Terrorism; Immigration, Refugees & Border Security; Privacy, Technology & the Law); Rules & Administration; Select Intelligence - Chairwoman
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State Information: California

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Dianne Feinstein (D) 7,864,624 62.5%
Elizabeth Emken (R) 4,713,887 37.5%
2006 general Dianne Feinstein (D) 5,076,289 59.4%
Richard Mountjoy (R) 2,990,822 35%
Todd Chretien (GREEN) 147,074 1.7%
Michael Metti (LIBERT) 133,851 1.6%
Marsha Feinland (PFP) 117,764 1.4%
Don Grundmann (AMI) 75,350 0.9%
write-ins (Write-In) 326  
2000 general Dianne Feinstein (D) 5,932,522 55.8%
Tom Campbell (R) 3,886,853 36.6%
Medea Benjamin (GREEN) 326,828 3.1%
Gail Lightfoot (LIBERT) 187,718 1.8%
Diane Templin (AMI) 134,598 1.3%
Jose Camahort (REF) 96,552 0.9%
Brian Rees (NL) 58,537 0.6%
1994 general Dianne Feinstein (D) 3,977,063 46.8%
Michael Huffington (R) 3,811,501 44.8%
Elizabeth Cervantes Barron (PFP) 255,036 3%
Richard Benjamin Boddie (LIBERT) 178,951 2.1%
Paul Meeuwenberg (AMI) 142,630 1.7%
Barbara Blong (GREEN) 137,710 1.6%
Robert Hamming (Write-In) 102  
Kathryn J. Crowder (Write-In) 47  
Jerry Leon Carroll (Write-In) 11  
Linh Kieu Dao (Write-In) 11  
Tim Kalemkarin (Write-In) 2  
1992 special Dianne Feinstein (D) 5,853,621 54.3%
John Seymour (R) 4,093,488 38%
Gerald Horne (PFP) 305,699 2.8%
Paul Meeuwenberg (AMI) 281,972 2.6%
Richard B. Boddie (LIBERT) 247,799 2.3%
Jerry Leon Carroll (Write-In) 37  
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 61.01% John McCain: 36.95%
2012 : 60.24% : 37.12%
2004 John Kerry: 54% George W. Bush: 44%
2000 Al Gore: 53% George W. Bush: 42%
1996 Bill Clinton: 51% Robert Dole: 38%
1992 Bill Clinton: 46% George H. W. Bush: 33%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 48% George H. W. Bush: 51%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 41% :