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Rep. Joe Baca (R-Calif.)

District: 43rd District
Political Highlights: San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees, 1979-93; sought Democratic nomination for Calif. Assembly, 1988; sought Democratic nomination for Calif. Assembly, 1990; Calif. Assembly, 1992-98; Calif. Senate, 1998-99
Born: Jan. 23, 1947; Belen, N.M.
Residence: Rialto
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Barbara Baca; four children
Education: California State U., Los Angeles, B.A. 1971
Military Service: Army, 1966-68
Start of Service: Elected: 1999 (6th full term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Livestock & Foreign Agriculture; Nutrition; Nutrition & Horticulture - Ranking Member); Financial Services (Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Oversight & Investigations)

Election History
2012generalGloria Negrete McLeod (D) 79,69855.9
Joe Baca (D) 62,98244.1
2010generalJoe Baca (D) 70,02665.5
Scott Folkens (R) 36,89034.5
2008generalJoe Baca (D) 108,25969.1
John Roberts (R) 48,31230.9
2006generalJoe Baca (D) 52,79164.5
Scott Folkens (R) 29,06935.5
2004generalJoe Baca (D) 86,83066.4
Ed Laning (R) 44,00433.6
2002generalJoe Baca (D) 45,37466.4
Wendy Neighbor (R) 20,82130.5
Ethel Mohler (LIBERT) 2,1453.1
2000generalJoe Baca (D) 90,58559.8
Elia Pirozzi (R) 53,23935.1
John Ballard (LIBERT) 4,0592.7
Gwyn Hartley (NL) 3,6942.4
1999special runoffJoe Baca (D) 23,69050.6
Elia Pirozzi (R) 21,01844.9
Rick Simon (REF) 1,1982.6
John Ballard (LIBERT) 9562.0
1999specialJoe Baca (D) 12,08931.6
Marta Brown (D) 11,57130.2
Elia Pirozzi (R) 10,52627.5
David Eshleman (D) 1,6764.4
Rob Guzman (R) 7351.9
Hal Styles (R) 5721.5
Rick Simon (REF) 3751.0
John Ballard (LIBERT) 3681.0
Bernard McClay (D) 2710.7
Donald Hubner (D) 780.2
Roll Call Vitals


California is 1st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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