Joe Baca

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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
1998-1999
California State Assembly
1992-1998
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University-Los Angeles, 1971
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 23, 1947
Place of birthBelen, NM
Websites
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.

Career

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

  • 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

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]

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.

2010

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

2010

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
Casinos/Gambling$52,200
Lawyers/Law Firms$46,325
Lobbyists$40,050
Industrial Unions$36,000
Public Sector Unions$27,100

Personal

Baca and his wife, Barbara, have four children.

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Ken Calvert
U.S. House - California District 43
1999-Present
Succeeded by
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