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Bera defeated incumbent [[Dan Lungren]] (R) in the general election. The race was too close to call for more than one week after the polls closed.<ref>[http://www.modbee.com/2012/11/08/2447807/outcome-in-tight-lungren-bera.html ''Modesto Bee'' "Outcome in tight Lungren-Bera contest could take weeks," November 8, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/11/ap-says-bera-ousted-lungren.html ''Sacramento Bee'' "Ami Bera ousts Rep. Dan Lungren in congressional race" November 15, 2012]</ref>
 
Bera defeated incumbent [[Dan Lungren]] (R) in the general election. The race was too close to call for more than one week after the polls closed.<ref>[http://www.modbee.com/2012/11/08/2447807/outcome-in-tight-lungren-bera.html ''Modesto Bee'' "Outcome in tight Lungren-Bera contest could take weeks," November 8, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/11/ap-says-bera-ousted-lungren.html ''Sacramento Bee'' "Ami Bera ousts Rep. Dan Lungren in congressional race" November 15, 2012]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==

Revision as of 11:51, 11 June 2013

Ami Bera
Ami Bera.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorGeorge Miller (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,632,282
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolKennedy High School (1983)
Bachelor'sUniversity of California-Irvine (1987)
M.D.University of California-Irvine (1991)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 2, 1965
Place of birthHollywood, California
ProfessionPhysician
Net worth$3,616,543
ReligionUnitarian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Ami Bera is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 7th Congressional District of California. He was first elected in 2012.

Bera defeated incumbent Dan Lungren (R) in the general election. The race was too close to call for more than one week after the polls closed.[1][2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Bera is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Education:[3]

  • 1994: California Pacific Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency
  • 1991: University of California-Irvine, School of Medicine, Doctorate of Medicine
  • 1987: University of California-Irvine, Biological Sciences, Learning about life
  • 1983: Kennedy High School

Career

Bera works as a physician and educator.[4] He has also served as Associate Dean for Admissions at the University of California-Davis School of Medicine and was the former Chief Medical Officer for the County of Sacramento.[4]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

Bera serves on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Bera's campaign website listed the following issues:[6]

  • Making Washington Work
Excerpt: "We face a record jobless rate, a health care crisis, and a crumbling school system that is failing our children. The time for political games is over. We need results."
  • Moving America Forward
Excerpt: "The world is changing. We need the clear vision and united will to move forward as a nation without forsaking the core values that have always made America great. I am running for Congress because I believe the moment is right to bring new energy to the American story, with the faith that together we can establish a more just, compassionate, and healthy world."

Elections

2014

See also: California's 7th congressional district elections, 2014

Bera 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.[7]

2012

See also: California's 7th congressional district elections, 2012

Bera ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 7th District. He and district 3 incumbent Dan Lungren (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Douglas Arthur Tuma (L) and Curt Taras (Ind). Bera was victorious in the November 6, 2012, general election.[8][9]

U.S. House, California District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAmi Bera 51.7% 141,241
     Republican Dan Lungren Incumbent 48.3% 132,050
Total Votes 273,291
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 7 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Lungren (R) Incumbent 52.7% 63,586
Green check mark transparent.pngAmi Bera (D) 41% 49,433
Curt Taras (NPP) 3.2% 3,854
Douglas Arthur Tuma (L) 3.1% 3,707
Total Votes 120,580

Polls

2012

Dan Lungren V. Ami Bera
Poll Dan Lungren Ami BeraUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
(October 25-26, 2012)
46%46%8%+/-3.7792
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bera is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bera raised a total of $3,632,282 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[10]

Ami Bera's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 7) Won $3,632,282
Grand Total Raised $3,632,282

2012

Breakdown of the source of Bera's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Bera won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Bera's campaign committee raised a total of $3,632,282 and spent $3,531,711.[11]

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Bera 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.[12]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Bera's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $688,095 and $6,544,991. That averages to $3,616,543, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.[13]

Voting with party

2013

The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Bera has voted with the Democratic Party 89.2% of the time. This ranked 184th among the 201 House Democrats as of June 2013.[14]

Personal

Bera lives in Elk Grove, California with his wife, Janine, and 14-year-old daughter, Sydra.[4]

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Preceded by
George Miller
U.S. House, California, District 7
January 3, 2013-Present
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