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|Name = Joe Baca
|Name = Joe Baca
|Profile picture = Joe Baca.jpg
|Profile picture = Joe Baca.jpg
|Position = U.S. House, California District 43
|Position = U.S. House, California, District 43
|Status = Incumbent
|Status = Incumbent
|Tenure = 1999-Present
|Tenure = 1999-Present
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|First elected = November 16, 1999
|First elected = November 16, 1999
|Term limits = N/A
|Term limits = N/A
|Next election = November 6, 2012
|Next election = [[California's 43rd congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
|Prior office = California State Senate
|Prior office = California State Senate
|Prior office years = 1998-1999
|Prior office years = 1998-1999
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===Sponsored legislation===

Revision as of 03:57, 27 January 2012

Joe Baca
Joe Baca.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 43
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 15
Speaker Pro Tempore, California State Assembly
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 16, 1999
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Senate
California State Assembly
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University-Los Angeles, 1971
BirthdayJanuary 23, 1947
Place of birthBelen, NM
Office website
Joe Baca (b. January 23, 1947) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 43rd congressional district. Baca was first elected to the House in 1999.


Below is an abbreviated outline of Baca's academic, professional and political career:[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


  • Agriculture Committee
    • Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Credit
    • Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry
    • Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture, Ranking Member
  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations


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, Joe Baca has voted with the Democratic Party 91.3% of the time, which ranked 130 among the 192 House Democratic members as of 2011.[2]



See also: California's 35th congressional district elections, 2012

Baca is running for re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 35th District as a Democrat. He was displaced from his current district, the 43rd by redistricting.


On November 2, 2010, Baca won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Scott Folkens in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, California District 43 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Baca Incumbent 65.5% 70,026
     Republican Scott Folkens 34.5% 36,890
Total Votes 106,916

Campaign donors


Baca won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Baca's campaign committee raised a total of $758,696 and spent $697,007.[4]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, California District 43, 2010 - Joe Baca Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $758,696
Total Spent $697,007
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $23,852
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $24,769
Top contributors to Joe Baca's campaign committee
Verizon Communications$11,000
AT&T Inc$10,250
American Assn for Justice$10,000
Blue Dog PAC$10,000
CHC-Building Our Leadership's Diversity$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$46,325
Industrial Unions$36,000
Public Sector Unions$27,100


Baca and his wife, Barbara, have four children.

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
Ken Calvert
U.S. House - California District 43
Succeeded by