|U.S. House, California, District 15|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||13|
|Regional Whip, United States House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 7, 2000|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|California State Assembly|
|Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors|
|Bachelor's||San Jose State University, 1968|
|Master's||San Jose State University, 1974|
|Birthday||June 27, 1941|
|Place of birth||Walnut Creek, CA|
Honda is running for re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 17th District as a Democrat. He was displaced from his current district by redistricting. The open primary election will be held on June 5, 2012.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Honda's academic, professional and political career:
- 1968: Graduated from San Jose State University with B.A.
- 1974: Graduated from San Jose State University with M.A.
- 1965-1967: United States Peace Corps
- 1971-1981: San Jose Planning Commission
- 1981-1990: San Jose Unified School Board
- 1990-1996: Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
- 1997-2000: California State Assembly
- 2001-Present: U.S Representative from California
- Appropriations Committee
- Budget Committee
- Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
- Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
Percentage voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Mike Honda has voted with the Democratic Party 93.1% of the time, which ranked 73 among the 192 House Democratic members as of 2011.
Honda is running for re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 17th District as a Democrat. He was displaced from his current district, the 15th by redistricting. He is running against Evelyn Li (R) and Charles Richardson (Ind) in the June 5, 2012, open primary.
|U.S. House, California District 15 General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Mike Honda Incumbent||67.6%||126,147|
Honda won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Honda's campaign committee raised a total of $773,921 and spent $850,364.
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
|U.S. House, California District 15, 2010 - Mike Honda Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$66,867|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$66,867|
|Top contributors to Mike Honda's campaign committee|
|American Assn for Justice||$10,000|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$10,000|
|Service Employees International Union||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$47,500|
|Public Sector Unions||$30,500|
Honda is widowed and has two children.
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- Media coverage:
- California Democratic Party "Official California Democratic Party Endorsements," Accessed March 3, 2012
- Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Mike Honda," Accessed November 3, 2011
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
- California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Open Secrets "Mike Honda 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 3, 2011
|U.S. House - California District 15
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