Linda Sanchez

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Linda Sanchez
Linda Sanchez.jpg
U.S. House, California District 39
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 11
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley, 1991
J.D.University of California-Los Angeles, 1995
BirthdayJanuary 28, 1969
Place of birthOrange, CA
Office website
Linda Sanchez (b. January 28, 1969) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 39th congressional district. Sanchez was first elected to the House in 2002.


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

  • 1991: Graduated from University of California, Berkeley with B.A.
  • 1995: Graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with J.D.
  • 2003-Present: U.S Representative from California

Committee assignments

U.S. House



Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Linda Sanchez voted with the Democratic Party 94.6% of the time, which ranked 20 among the 192 House Democratic members as of 2011.[2]



On November 2, 2010, Sanchez won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Larry Andre and John A. Smith in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, California District 39 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Sanchez Incumbent 63.3% 81,590
     Republican Larry Andre 32.6% 42,037
     American Independent John A. Smith 4.1% 5,334
Total Votes 128,961

Campaign donors


Sanchez won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Sanchez's campaign committee raised a total of $723,863 and spent $741,142.[4]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, California District 39, 2010 - Linda Sanchez Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $723,863
Total Spent $741,142
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $53,711
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $50,565
Top contributors to Linda Sanchez's campaign committee
Roche Holdings$13,000
American Assn for Justice$10,000
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
American Federation of Teachers$10,000
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Transportation Unions$51,500
Health Professionals$46,600
Public Sector Unions$40,500
Industrial Unions$39,000
Building Trade Unions$38,000


Sanchez and her husband, Mark Valentine, have three children.

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
Ed Royce
U.S. House - California District 39
Succeeded by