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{{tnr}}'''John Garamendi''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[California's 3rd congressional district]].  Garamendi was first elected to the House in 2009.  
 
{{tnr}}'''John Garamendi''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[California's 3rd congressional district]].  Garamendi was first elected to the House in 2009.  
  
Garamendi won re-election<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref> 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 3rd congressional district elections, 2012|3rd District]] as a [[Democrat]].  He was displaced from his former district by redistricting.<ref>[http://www.cadem.org/admin/miscdocs/files/OFFICIAL-CALIFORNIA-DEMOCRATIC-PARTY-Endorsement-Results1.pdf ''California Democratic Party'' "Official California Democratic Party Endorsements," Accessed March 3, 2012]</ref>
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Garamendi won re-election<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref> 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 3rd congressional district elections, 2012|3rd District]].  He defeated [[Kim Dolbow Vann]] (R) in the general election.  He was displaced from his former district by redistricting.<ref>[http://www.cadem.org/admin/miscdocs/files/OFFICIAL-CALIFORNIA-DEMOCRATIC-PARTY-Endorsement-Results1.pdf ''California Democratic Party'' "Official California Democratic Party Endorsements," Accessed March 3, 2012]</ref>
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Garamendi began his political career in 1974, serving in the [[California State Assembly]] until his election to the [[California State Senate]] in 1976.  Prior to his election to the [[U.S. House]], Garamendi also served as [[Lieutenant Governor of California]] from 2007 to 2009.
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Garamendi is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic follower]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/john_garamendi/412382 ''Gov Track'' "Garamendi" Accessed May 22, 2012]</ref>
 
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Born in Mokelumne Hill, [[California]], of Basque descent, Garamendi received a B.A. in business from the University of [[California]], Berkeley, and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia from 1966 to 1968. Garamendi is an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. Garamendi is also a member of Sigma Chi, as a brother of the Alpha Beta Chapter at Berkeley.<ref>[http://garamendi.house.gov/about/biography.shtml ''Congressman John Garamendi, 10th Congressional District, California'' "Biography"]</ref>
 
Born in Mokelumne Hill, [[California]], of Basque descent, Garamendi received a B.A. in business from the University of [[California]], Berkeley, and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia from 1966 to 1968. Garamendi is an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. Garamendi is also a member of Sigma Chi, as a brother of the Alpha Beta Chapter at Berkeley.<ref>[http://garamendi.house.gov/about/biography.shtml ''Congressman John Garamendi, 10th Congressional District, California'' "Biography"]</ref>
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Garamendi's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000559 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'' "John Garamendi," Accessed November 2, 2011]</ref>
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Garamendi's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000559 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'' "John Garamendi," Accessed November 2, 2011]</ref>
  
*2009-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[California's 10th congressional district]]
 
*2007-2009: [[Lieutenant Governor of California]]
 
*1995-1998: Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior
 
*1991-1994, 2002-2006: [[California]] State Insurance Commissioner
 
*1976-1990: [[California State Senate]]
 
*1974-1976: [[California State Assembly]]
 
 
*1966-1968: Peace Corps
 
*1966-1968: Peace Corps
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*1974-1976: [[California State Assembly]]
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*1976-1990: [[California State Senate]]
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*1991-1994, 2002-2006: [[California]] State Insurance Commissioner
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*1995-1998: Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior
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*2007-2009: [[Lieutenant Governor of California]]
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*2009-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[California's 10th congressional district]]
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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*'''Military Affairs and Foreign Relations
 
*'''Military Affairs and Foreign Relations
 
:Excerpt: "America’s moral authority as the world’s leader of free nations rests on a devotion to human rights and individual liberty for all citizens of all nations."
 
:Excerpt: "America’s moral authority as the world’s leader of free nations rests on a devotion to human rights and individual liberty for all citizens of all nations."
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===Specific votes===
 
===Specific votes===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
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:: ''See also: [[California's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[California's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Garamendi won 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 3rd congressional district elections, 2012|3rd District]] as a [[Democrat]].<ref name="cnnr"/>  He was displaced from [[California's 10th congressional district elections, 2012|the 10th district district]] by redistricting.  He and [[Kim Dolbow Vann]] (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, [[blanket primary]], defeating [[Tony Carlos]] (R), [[Eugene Ray]] (R), and [[Rick Tubbs]] (R).  They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election.<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><ref>[http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-congress/district/all/ Unofficial election results]</ref>
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Garamendi won 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 3rd congressional district elections, 2012|3rd District]] as a [[Democrat]].<ref name="cnnr"/>  He was displaced from [[California's 10th congressional district elections, 2012|the 10th district district]] by redistricting.  He and [[Kim Dolbow Vann]] (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, [[blanket primary]], defeating [[Tony Carlos]] (R), [[Eugene Ray]] (R), and [[Rick Tubbs]] (R).  Garamendi then defeated Vann in the November 6, 2012, general election.<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><ref>[http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-congress/district/all/ Unofficial election results]</ref>
  
 
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====Effect of redistricting====
 
====Effect of redistricting====
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in California]]''
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in California]]''
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According to the ''Washington Post'', redistricting transformed the 3rd district into a swing district. While Garamendi's seat was formerly a safe one, the newly drawn district became a battleground for Republicans and Democrats fighting for control of the House.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-house-districts-that-might-surprise-you/2012/05/11/gIQAIEKGIU_blog.html ''Washington Post blog'' "The 10 House districts that might surprise you," May 11, 2012]</ref>
 
According to the ''Washington Post'', redistricting transformed the 3rd district into a swing district. While Garamendi's seat was formerly a safe one, the newly drawn district became a battleground for Republicans and Democrats fighting for control of the House.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-house-districts-that-might-surprise-you/2012/05/11/gIQAIEKGIU_blog.html ''Washington Post blog'' "The 10 House districts that might surprise you," May 11, 2012]</ref>
  
===2010===
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===Full history===
On November 2, 2010, Garamendi won re-election to the [[United States House]].  He advanced past the June 5, 2012, [[blanket primary]], defeating Gary Clift ([[Republican|R]]) and Jeremy Cloward ([[Green]]) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
[[File:John Garamendi Donors 2012.JPG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Garamendi's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:John Garamendi Donors 2012.JPG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Garamendi's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Garamendi is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]" as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/john_garamendi/412382 ''Gov Track'' "John Garamendi," Accessed June 7 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Garamendi missed 136 of 2,493 roll call votes from November 2009 to March 2013.  This amounts to 5.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/john_garamendi/412382 ''GovTrack,'' "John Garamendi," Accessed April 2, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Garamendi paid his congressional staff a total of $836,718 in 2011.  He ranked 10th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 84th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[California]] ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/1003/Rep_John_Raymond_Garamendi.html LegiStorm "John Garamendi"]</ref>
 
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Garamendi paid his congressional staff a total of $836,718 in 2011.  He ranked 10th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 84th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[California]] ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/1003/Rep_John_Raymond_Garamendi.html LegiStorm "John Garamendi"]</ref>
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Garamendi ranked 24th in the liberal rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
 
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Garamendi ranked 24th in the liberal rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
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*[http://Garamendi.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://Garamendi.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://www.garamendi.org/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.garamendi.org/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/garamendiCA10 Official Youtube channel]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/user/garamendiCA10 Official Youtube channel]
 
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/38900629@N06/ Official Flickr account]
 
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John Garamendi
John Garamendi.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 3
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorEllen Tauscher (D)
Leadership
President of the Senate, California State Senate
2006-2009
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,830,173
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Lieutenant Governor of California
2006-2009
Insurance Commissioner, State of California
1991-1994, 2002-2006
California State Senate
1976-1991
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley
Master'sHarvard Business School
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 24, 1945
Place of birthMokelumne Hill, California
ProfessionRancher
Net worth$9,716,505
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John Garamendi is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 3rd congressional district. Garamendi was first elected to the House in 2009.

Garamendi won re-election[1] in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 3rd District. He defeated Kim Dolbow Vann (R) in the general election. He was displaced from his former district by redistricting.[2]

Garamendi began his political career in 1974, serving in the California State Assembly until his election to the California State Senate in 1976. Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Garamendi also served as Lieutenant Governor of California from 2007 to 2009.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Garamendi 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

Born in Mokelumne Hill, California, of Basque descent, Garamendi received a B.A. in business from the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia from 1966 to 1968. Garamendi is an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. Garamendi is also a member of Sigma Chi, as a brother of the Alpha Beta Chapter at Berkeley.[3]

Career

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Garamendi serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Garamendi served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Garamendi's campaign website listed the following issues:[7]

  • Education
Excerpt: " In the halls of Congress and throughout his career, Congressman Garamendi has been a fierce advocate for students and teachers, believing that America's prosperity depends on a well-educated workforce. Garamendi has consistently spoken out against destructive cuts to all levels of education."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "In his first years in office, Congressman John Garamendi has been a recognized leader for the environment in Congress, someone willing to take on the entrenched interests that threaten our economy, national security, and treasured national wonders for short term greed. It's a reputation Garamendi has carried with him after decades of public service."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "One of Congressman Garamendi's first acts in Congress was to pass the Patient's Bill of Rights, sweeping legislation that makes significant progress in preventing the insurance companies from exploiting consumers and greatly expands health care access and services."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Since entering Congress November of 2009, Congressman Garamendi has been a leader in promoting policies that create jobs in Northern California and throughout the country. Garamendi understands that it is the responsibility of Congress to invest in transportation, clean technology, education, and research while also extending tax relief for hard working middle class families."
  • Military Affairs and Foreign Relations
Excerpt: "America’s moral authority as the world’s leader of free nations rests on a devotion to human rights and individual liberty for all citizens of all nations."

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Garamendi voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]

Elections

2012

See also: California's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Garamendi won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 3rd District as a Democrat.[1] He was displaced from the 10th district district by redistricting. He and Kim Dolbow Vann (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Tony Carlos (R), Eugene Ray (R), and Rick Tubbs (R). Garamendi then defeated Vann in the November 6, 2012, general election.[9][10]

U.S. House, California District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Garamendi Incumbent 54.2% 126,882
     Republican Kim Vann 45.8% 107,086
Total Votes 233,968
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, California District 3 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Garamendi (D) Incumbent 51.5% 59,546
Green check mark transparent.pngKim Vann (R) 26.2% 30,254
Rick Tubbs (R) 15.5% 17,902
Tony Carlos (R) 4.8% 5,541
Eugene Ray (R) 2.1% 2,438
Total Votes 115,681

Effect of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in California

Following California's redistricting, Garamendi was displaced from the 10th into the 3rd district.

According to the Washington Post, redistricting transformed the 3rd district into a swing district. While Garamendi's seat was formerly a safe one, the newly drawn district became a battleground for Republicans and Democrats fighting for control of the House.[11]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Garamendi is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Garamendi raised a total of $3,830,173 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[14]

John Garamendi's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 3) Won $2,065,819
2010 US House (California, District 10) Won $1,764,354
Grand Total Raised $3,830,173

2012

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

Garamendi won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Garamendi's campaign committee raised a total of $2,065,819 and spent $2,064,921.[15]

2010

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

Garamendi won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Garamendi's campaign committee raised a total of $1,764,354 and spent $1,714,971.[16]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, California District 10, 2010 - John Garamendi Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,764,354
Total Spent $1,714,971
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $36,670
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $36,669
Top contributors to John Garamendi's campaign committee
Operating Engineers Union$20,500
Carpenters & Joiners Union$20,000
Communications Workers of America$20,000
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$20,000
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union$20,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$206,737
Real Estate$124,440
Building Trade Unions$91,500
Industrial Unions$82,500
Public Sector Unions$77,750

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Garamendi is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of June 2013.[17]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Garamendi missed 136 of 2,493 roll call votes from November 2009 to March 2013. This amounts to 5.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[18]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Garamendi paid his congressional staff a total of $836,718 in 2011. He ranked 10th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 84th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[19]

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, Garamendi's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,363,015 and $17,069,995. That averages to $9,716,505, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 39.84% from 2010.[20]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Garamendi's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,922,009 and $11,974,997. That averages to $6,948,503, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[21]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Garamendi ranked 156th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[22]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Garamendi ranked 24th in the liberal rankings.[23]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, John Garamendi has voted with the Democratic Party 91.5% of the time, which ranked 167th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[24]

Personal

Garamendi is married and has six children. His wife, Patti, ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Congress in 1992 against Republican Richard Pombo.

Recent news

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External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
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U.S. House of Representatives - California, District 3
2009-Present
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Lieutenant Governor of California
2006-2009
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Insurance Commissioner, State of California
1991-1994, 2002-2006
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California State Senate
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