|U.S. House, California, District 26|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Predecessor||David Dreier (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|California State Assembly|
|Santa Monica-Malibu School Board|
|Bachelor's||George Washington University (1975)|
|Master's||American University (1979)|
|Birthday||August 28, 1952|
|Place of birth||Aiken, South Carolina|
She was a sponsor of California Assembly Bill 220 (2009).
Brownley served on the Santa Monica-Malibu School Board from 1994-2006. She is a member of the California Commission on the Status of Women, Legislative Liaison for the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, and Legislative Participant in the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy State Allocation Board. 
Brownley was ineligible to run for re-election to the California State Assembly in 2012 due to term limits. She instead sought election to the U.S. House representing the 26th Congressional District of California, and won.
Brownley serves on the following committees:
- Veterans' Affairs Committee
- Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Ranking Member
- Subcommittee on Health
- Science, Space, and Technology Committee
- Subcommittee on Space
- Subcommittee on Environment
California General Assembly
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brownley served on these committees:
- Budget Committee, California General Assembly
- Education Committee, California General Assembly, Chair
- Higher Education Committee, California General Assembly
- Legislative Budget Committee, California Legislature
- Natural Resources Committee, California General Assembly
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Brownley served on these committees:
- Budget Committee, California General Assembly
- Education Committee, California General Assembly (Chair)
- Judiciary Committee, California General Assembly
- Natural Resources Committee, California General Assembly
Political Courage test
Brownley did not provide answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.
Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score. ,
On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Brownley ranked as a 100, along with eight other Democratic members of the state assembly.
Brownley's sponsored legislation includes:
- AB 68 - Solid waste: single-use carryout bags
- AB 988 - Human trafficking: training content
- AB 1182 - Public postsecondary education: reporting requirements
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Brownley's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Job Creation
- Excerpt: "I understand that our economy is beginning to improve, but we still have a long way to go toward full economic recovery. That’s why I will advocate for strategic investments in infrastructure and new innovations and energy technologies to create jobs now and simultaneously reduce our dependence on foreign and domestic oil. "
- Excerpt: "I have dedicated most of my career to improving our schools, colleges and universities because I believe in fighting for a brighter future for California kids. I first became involved with education as a PTA leader when my children were young, continued as an elected School Board Member for 12 years, and have been the Assembly Education Chair for the last four years."
- Excerpt: "Protecting the environment and preserving it for future generations is essential and requires careful stewardship of our precious natural resources. Environmental protection is also key to growing our vibrant 21st century economy. I have been a staunch advocate for moving America away from our dependence on dirty fossil fuels and foreign oil."
- Excerpt: "Balancing our budget does not mean doing so off the backs of America’s seniors, who have paid a lifetime into Medicare and Social Security while “Big Oil” and the ultra rich get more tax breaks. Republicans want to end Medicare, which would reduce seniors’ benefits and increase seniors’ health care and prescription drug costs."
- Health Care
- Excerpt: "I strongly believe that every American deserves access to affordable high quality health care. The Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 made some much needed improvements to our health care system like eliminating pre-existing conditions and allowing children to stay on their parent’s insurance until age 26, but the law also has some problems like reducing increased future spending on Medicare."
Incumbent Julia Brownley (D) is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.
Brownley defeated Republican former state legislator Tony Strickland for the open 26th district seat in the November 6, 2012 general election, earning 52.7% of the total vote. The following April, Strickland filed his campaign paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to begin raising money for a 2014 re-match against Brownley.
Brownley was ineligible to run for re-election to the State Assembly in 2012 due to term limits. She instead ran for and won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 26th District. She and Tony Strickland (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Albert Maxwell Goldberg (D), Jess Herrera (D), David Cruz Thayne (D), and Linda Parks (Ind). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election.
|U.S. House, California, District 26 General Election, 2012|
|Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Brownley won re-election to the 41st District Seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the June 8 primary. She advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Terry Rathbun and Linda Piera-Avila in the November 2 general election.
|California State Assembly, District 41 General Election (2010)|
|Julia Brownley (D)||84,222|
|Terry Rathbun (R)||53,243|
|Linda Piera-Avila (G)||5,837|
In 2008 Brownley was re-elected to the California State Assembly District 41. Brownley (D) finished with 117,761 votes while her opponent Mark Bernsley (R) finished with 60,350 votes.
|California State Assembly District 41|
|Julia Brownley (D)||117,761|
|Mark Bernsley (R)||60,350|
Comprehensive donor information for Brownley is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Brownley raised a total of $2,155,828 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.
|Julia Brownley's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (California, District 26)||$2,155,828|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,155,828|
|U.S. House, California District 26, 2012 - Julia Brownley Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$2,454,653|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$2,377,030|
|Top contributors to Julia Brownley's campaign committee|
|Pachulski, Stang et al||$20,940|
|University of California||$11,400|
|Lost Arrow Corp||$10,500|
|American Assn for Justice||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
In 2010, Brownley raised $375,034 in contributions. 
Her four largest contributors were:
|California Teachers Association||$11,700|
|Laborers Local 300||$7,800|
|California State Council Of Laborers||$7,800|
|Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters||$6,400|
Below are Brownley's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Assoc of CA Administrators||$14,400|
|California State Council of Service Employees||$14,400|
|California Faculty Association||$14,400|
|California Teachers Association||$14,400|
|CA State Council of Laborers||$9,200|
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Brownley missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Brownley's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $684,028 and $1,960,000. That averages to $1,322,014, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.
Brownley is divorced. She has two children.
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- Julia Brownley's campaign website
- Official U.S. House website
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Congressional profile and news at Roll Call
- Congressional profile at GovTrack.us
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress.org
- Congressional profile at CongressMerge.com
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Legislation at Congress.gov
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Campaign contributions at Follow The Money
- Collected news and commentary at The Washington Post
- Profile at Facebook
- Profile at Twitter
- Profile at Wikipedia
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Nielsen
- ↑ CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Brownley Issue Positions
- ↑ Capitol Weekly, "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard", December 17, 2009
- ↑ Fox and Hounds Daily, "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene", December 18, 2009
- ↑ Capitol Weekly", Downloadable 2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard
- ↑ Campaign website, Issues
- ↑ Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
- ↑ Bloomberg News, "California: Strickland Seeks Rematch with Brownley," April 2, 2013
- ↑ California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
- ↑ Unofficial election results
- ↑ Sacramento Bee, California Assembly General election results
- ↑ California State Assembly election results
- ↑ Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Julia Brownley," Accessed March 22, 2013
- ↑ Open Secrets "Julia Brownley 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
- ↑ GovTrack, "Julia Brownley," Accessed April 2, 2013
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org, "Brownley, (D-Cali), 2011"
|U.S. House, California, District 26
January 3, 2013-Present
| Succeeded by|
|California State Assembly District 41
| Succeeded by|
Chris Holden (D)