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{{tnr}}'''Joseph N. "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.  
 
{{tnr}}'''Joseph N. "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.  
  
Baca 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 35th congressional district elections, 2012|35th District]] as a [[Democrat]].  He was displaced from his current district, [[California's 43rd congressional district elections, 2012|the 43rd]] by redistricting.<ref>[http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/sanbernardinocounty/ci_18880529 "Baca announces run for 35th District", ''redlandsdailyfacts.com'', September 12, 2011]</ref> He faces [[Gloria Negrete McLeod]] in the June 5, 2012 [[California Proposition 14, Top Two Primaries Act (June 2010)|open primary]] election.
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Baca 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 35th congressional district elections, 2012|35th District]] as a [[Democrat]].  He was displaced from his current district, [[California's 43rd congressional district elections, 2012|the 43rd]] by redistricting.<ref>[http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/sanbernardinocounty/ci_18880529 "Baca announces run for 35th District", ''redlandsdailyfacts.com'', September 12, 2011]</ref>
  
 
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Baca is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic leader]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/joe_baca/400009 ''Gov Track'' "Baca" Accessed May 21, 2012]</ref>
 
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Baca is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic leader]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/joe_baca/400009 ''Gov Track'' "Baca" Accessed May 21, 2012]</ref>

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Joe Baca
Joe Baca.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 43
Incumbent
In office
1999-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Speaker Pro Tempore, California State Assembly
1995-1998
Compensation
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
1999
California State Assembly
1992-1999
Education
Associate'sBarstow Community College
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University, Los Angeles
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1966-1968
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 23, 1947
Place of birthBelen, New Mexico
ProfessionPublic Relations, Businessman
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Joseph N. "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.

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.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Baca is a "moderate Democratic leader".[2]

Biography

Baca was born in Belen, New Mexico. He earned an A.A. from Barstow Community College in 1970, and a B.A. in sociology from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1971.[3][4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Baca's academic, professional and political career:[5][6]

Baca worked for 15 years in community relations with General Telephone and Electric. In 1979, he was elected to the Board of Trustees for the San Bernardino Valley College District.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Baca serves on the following committees:[7]

  • 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

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Joe Baca voted with the Democratic Party 91.3% of the time, which ranked 130 among the 192 House Democratic members as of 2011.[8]

Elections

2012

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. He and Gloria Negrete McLeod (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Anthony Vieyra (G). They will now face off in the November 6, 2012, general election.[9][10]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Baca won re-election to the United States House. He advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Scott Folkens (R) in the general election.[11]

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

2010

Breakdown of the source of Baca's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

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.[12]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

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Personal

Baca and his wife, Barbara, have four children.

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Ken Calvert
U.S. House of Representatives - California, District 43
1999-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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California State Senate
1999
Succeeded by
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California State Assembly
1992-1999
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