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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.)

District: 16th District
Political Highlights: Calif. Assembly, 1978-94; Democratic nominee for Calif. Senate, 1993; Calif. Senate, 1994-2002; U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-present
Born: April 13, 1952; Fresno, Calif.
Residence: Fresno
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Single
Education: California State U., Fresno, B.A. 1974
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (General Farm Commodities & Risk Management; Livestock & Foreign Agriculture - Ranking Member); Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; Water, Power and Oceans)

Election History
2014generalJim Costa (D) 46,27750.7
Johnny Tacherra (R) 44,94349.3
2012generalJim Costa (D) 84,64957.4
Brian Whelan (R) 62,80142.6
2010generalJim Costa (D) 46,24751.7
Andy Vidak (R) 43,19748.3
2008generalJim Costa (D) 93,02374.3
Jim Lopez (R) 32,11825.7
2006generalJim Costa (D) 61,120100.0
2004generalJim Costa (D) 61,00553.4
Roy Ashburn (R) 53,23146.6
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California is 1st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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