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Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)

  • District: Junior Senator from California
  • Residence: Rancho Mirage
  • Born: November 11, 1940; Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Husband, Stewart Boxer; two children
  • Education: Brooklyn College, B.A. 1962 (economics)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Candidate for Marin County Board of Supervisors, 1972; Marin County Board of Supervisors, 1977-83 (president, 1980); U.S. House, 1983-93; U.S. Senate, 1993-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1992 (4th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety & Insurance; Science & Space; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Environment & Public Works - Chairwoman; Foreign Relations (East Asian & Pacific Affairs; International Operations & Organizations - Chairwoman; Near Eastern & South & Central Asian Affairs; Western Hemisphere & Global Narcotics Affairs); Select Ethics - Chairwoman
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State Information: California

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general (U.S. senator) Barbara Boxer (D) 5,218,441 52.2%
Carly Fiorina (R) 4,217,366 42.2%
Gail K. Lightfoot (LIBERT) 175,242 1.8%
Marsha Feinland (PFP) 135,093 1.4%
Duane Roberts (GREEN) 128,510 1.3%
Edward Noonan (AMI) 125,441 1.2%
write-ins (WRI) 67  
2004 general (U.S. senator) Barbara Boxer (D) 6,955,728 57.7%
Bill Jones (R) 4,555,922 37.8%
Marsha Feinland (PFP) 243,846 2%
James Gray (LIBERT) 216,522 1.8%
Don Grundmann (AMI) 81,224 0.7%
write-ins (Write-In) 53  
1998 general (U.S. senator) Barbara Boxer (D) 4,410,056 53%
Matt Fong (R) 3,575,078 43%
Ted Brown (LIBERT) 93,926 1.1%
Timothy R. Erich (REF) 82,918 1%
H. Joseph Perrin, Sr. (AMI) 54,699 0.6%
Ophie C. Beltran (PFP) 48,685 0.6%
Brian M. Rees (NL) 46,543 0.6%
1992 general (U.S. senator) Barbara Boxer (D) 5,173,443 47.9%
Bruce Herschensohn (R) 4,644,139 43%
Genevieve Torres (PFP) 372,816 3.4%
Jerome McCready (AMI) 372,780 3.4%
June R. Genis (LIBERT) 235,918 2.2%
Joel Britton (Write-In) 110  
John Cortese (Write-In) 101  
Robert L. Bell (Write-In) 56  
1990 general (CA-06 representative) Barbara Boxer (D) 137,306 68%
Bill Boerum (R) 64,402 32%
1988 general (CA-06 representative) Barbara Boxer (D) 176,645 73%
William Steinmetz (R) 64,174 27%
1986 general (CA-06 representative) Barbara Boxer (D) 142,946 74%
Franklin "Harry" Ernst III (R) 50,606 26%
1984 general (CA-06 representative) Barbara Boxer (D) 162,511 68%
Douglas Binderup (R) 71,011 30%
1982 general (CA-06 representative) Barbara Boxer (D) 96,379 52%
Dennis McQuaid (R) 82,128 45%
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% :

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