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{{tnr}}'''Bradley James "Brad" Sherman''' (b. October 24, 1954) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[California's 27th congressional district]].  Sherman was first elected to the House in 1996.
  
Sherman is running for re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 30th congressional district elections, 2012|30th District]] as a Democrat.  He was displaced from his current district, [[California's 27th congressional district elections, 2012|the 27th]] by redistricting.<ref name=inc>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/california-incumbents-seek-new-districts-to-call-home/2011/08/10/gIQA7vN18I_blog.html "California incumbents seek new districts to call home", ''washingtonpost.com'', August 11, 2011]</ref> District 28 incumbent [[Howard Berman|Rep. Howard Berman]] is running as a Democrat, while [[Mark Reed]] and [[Susan Shelley]] are running as Republicans in the June 5, 2012 [[California Proposition 14, Top Two Primaries Act (June 2010)| open primary]] election.
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Sherman is running for re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 30th congressional district elections, 2012|30th District]] as a [[Democrat]].  He was displaced from his current district, [[California's 27th congressional district elections, 2012|the 27th]] by redistricting.<ref name=inc>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/california-incumbents-seek-new-districts-to-call-home/2011/08/10/gIQA7vN18I_blog.html "California incumbents seek new districts to call home", ''washingtonpost.com'', August 11, 2011]</ref> District 28 incumbent [[Howard Berman|Rep. Howard Berman]] is running as a [[Democrat]], while [[Mark Reed]] and [[Susan Shelley]] are running as [[Republicans]] in the June 5, 2012 [[California Proposition 14, Top Two Primaries Act (June 2010)| open primary]] election.
  
 
The primary battle between [[Howard Berman]] and Sherman made [http://www.politico.com Politico's] list of the [http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/73347_Page2.html 5 ugliest member vs. member battles].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/73347_Page2.html ''Politico'' "Congress 2012: The 5 ugliest member vs. member battles" Accessed April 18, 2012]</ref>
 
The primary battle between [[Howard Berman]] and Sherman made [http://www.politico.com Politico's] list of the [http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/73347_Page2.html 5 ugliest member vs. member battles].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/73347_Page2.html ''Politico'' "Congress 2012: The 5 ugliest member vs. member battles" Accessed April 18, 2012]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Sherman is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/brad_sherman/400371 ''Gov Track'' "Brad Sherman" Accessed April 22, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Sherman's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=s000344 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'' "Brad Sherman," Accessed November 6, 2011]</ref>
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Sherman's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=s000344 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'' "Brad Sherman," Accessed November 6, 2011]</ref>
  
*1974: Graduated from University of [[California]], Los Angeles with B.A.
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*1997-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[California's 27th congressional district]]
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*1990-1995: [[California]] State Board of Equalization
 
*1979: Graduated from Harvard Law School with J.D.
 
*1979: Graduated from Harvard Law School with J.D.
*1990-1995: California State Board of Equalization
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*1974: Graduated from University of [[California]], Los Angeles with B.A.
*1997-Present: U.S Representative from [[California]]
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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:: ''See also: [[California's 30th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[California's 30th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Sherman is running for re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 30th congressional district elections, 2012|30th District]] as a Democrat.  He was displaced from his current district, [[California's 27th congressional district elections, 2012|the 27th]] by redistricting.  He is running against [[Vince Gilmore]] (D), district 27 incumbent [[Howard Berman]] (D), [[Mark Reed]] (R), [[Susan Shelley]] (R), [[Navraj Singh]] (R), and [[Michael Powelson]] (G) in the June 5, 2012, open primary.<ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/2012-elections/june-primary/pdf/june-2012-candidates-list.pdf California Secretary of State, Official candidate list]</ref>
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Sherman is running for re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 30th congressional district elections, 2012|30th District]] as a [[Democrat]].  He was displaced from his current district, [[California's 27th congressional district elections, 2012|the 27th]] by redistricting.  He is running against [[Vince Gilmore]] ([[Democratic|D]]), district 27 incumbent [[Howard Berman]] ([[Democratic|D]]), [[Mark Reed]] ([[Republican|R]]), [[Susan Shelley]] ([[Republican|R]]), [[Navraj Singh]] ([[Republican|R]]), and [[Michael Powelson]] ([[Green]]) in the June 5, 2012, open primary.<ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/2012-elections/june-primary/pdf/june-2012-candidates-list.pdf California Secretary of State, Official candidate list]</ref>
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
Sherman won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Sherman's campaign committee raised a total of $1,743,592 and spent $818,273.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00006897&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Brad Sherman 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 6, 2011]</ref>
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Sherman won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Sherman's campaign committee raised a total of $1,743,592 and spent $818,273.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00006897&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Brad Sherman 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 6, 2011]</ref>
  
 
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
 
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Brad + Sherman + California + House'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Brad + Sherman + California + House'''
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Sherman and his wife, Lisa, have two children.
 
Sherman and his wife, Lisa, have two children.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://Sherman.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://Sherman.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://bradsherman.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://bradsherman.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/shermanca27 Official Youtube channel]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 02:18, 22 April 2012

Brad Sherman
Brad Sherman.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 27
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles
J.D.Harvard University
Personal
BirthdayOctober 24, 1954
Place of birthLos Angeles, California
ProfessionAccountant, Attorney
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Bradley James "Brad" Sherman (b. October 24, 1954) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 27th congressional district. Sherman was first elected to the House in 1996.

Sherman is running for re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 30th District as a Democrat. He was displaced from his current district, the 27th by redistricting.[1] District 28 incumbent Rep. Howard Berman is running as a Democrat, while Mark Reed and Susan Shelley are running as Republicans in the June 5, 2012 open primary election.

The primary battle between Howard Berman and Sherman made Politico's list of the 5 ugliest member vs. member battles.[2]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Sherman is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Sherman's academic, professional and political career:[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Sherman serves on the following committees:[5]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy
    • Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity
  • Foreign Affairs Committee
    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
    • Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
    • Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Brad Sherman has voted with the Democratic Party 94.2% of the time, which ranked 36 among the 192 House Democratic members as of 2011.[6]

Campaign themes

2012

Sherman's campaign website lists the following issues:[7]'

  • Fixing the Economy
Excerpt: "When the recession hit, Brad Sherman made job creation his top priority. He voted for legislation that saved or created more than 3 million jobs. As a result, construction was accelerated on transportation projects in the San Fernando Valley, like the 405-Sepulveda Pass freeway widening project."
  • Standing Up to Wall Street
Excerpt: "As a CPA and tax policy expert, Brad Sherman led the effort to oppose the Bush Administration’s TARP bailouts of Wall Street. He successfully fought to prevent future bailouts. He helped author the legislation to protect consumers from credit and mortgage fraud, increase capital requirements for banks, and end conflicts of interest for bond rating agencies. "
  • Protecting Social Security and Medicare
Excerpt: "Top Republican leaders are proposing privatizing Social Security and Medicare, cutting benefits, and raising the retirement age to 70. Brad Sherman strongly opposes all efforts to replace Social Security with private accounts that will place retirees at the mercy of the Wall Street."
  • Protecting the Environment
Excerpt: "Brad Sherman has been a strong environmental leader, providing critical support for the protection and expansion of park lands in the Santa Monica Mountains. He has worked to improve the Sepulveda Basin recreation area, and to build more local playgrounds, sports fields and bike lanes."
  • The U.S.-Israel Relationship
Excerpt: "For almost 15 years, I have served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. I have been the lead Democratic member on the subcommittee dealing with Terrorism and Nonproliferation since 2003. Throughout my term in Congress, I have worked to support U.S. friendship and increased cooperation with Israel, our only close ally in the Middle East."
  • Strengthening U.S.-Armenia Ties
Excerpt: "As a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, I have focused on recognizing the Armenian Genocide, increasing funding to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, and increasing military training aid for Armenia. I have also recently met with the President of Armenia as well as the Speaker of the Parliament of Nagorno-Karabakh to discuss strengthening ties between the United States, Armenia, and Artsakh."
  • The U.S.-Greece Relationship
Excerpt: "As a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and a member of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, I am a supporter of a strong U.S.-Greek relationship."

Elections

2012

See also: California's 30th congressional district elections, 2012

Sherman is running for re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 30th District as a Democrat. He was displaced from his current district, the 27th by redistricting. He is running against Vince Gilmore (D), district 27 incumbent Howard Berman (D), Mark Reed (R), Susan Shelley (R), Navraj Singh (R), and Michael Powelson (Green) in the June 5, 2012, open primary.[8]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Sherman won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mark Reed in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, California District 27 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Sherman Incumbent 65.2% 102,927
     Republican Mark Reed 34.8% 55,056
Total Votes 157,983

Campaign donors

2010

Sherman won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Sherman's campaign committee raised a total of $1,743,592 and spent $818,273.[10]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, California District 27, 2010 - Brad Sherman Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,743,592
Total Spent $818,273
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $112,837
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $107,134
Top contributors to Brad Sherman's campaign committee
Speciality Merchandise Corp$16,800
Rodeo Realty$14,100
Credit Union National Assn$13,250
Keyes Automotive Group$12,800
Ticketmaster Corp$11,100
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Real Estate$118,569
Lawyers/Law Firms$110,715
TV/Movies/Music$97,500
Retired$70,950
Health Professionals$67,500

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Brad + Sherman + California + House

All stories may not be relevant to this official due to the nature of the search engine.

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Personal

Sherman and his wife, Lisa, have two children.

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Adam Schiff
U.S. House of Representatives - California, District 27
1997-Present
Succeeded by
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