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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.)

District: 37th District
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for Calif. Assembly, 1996; Long Beach City Council, 2000-2006; Calif. Assembly, 2006-07
Born: April 14, 1962; Los Angeles, Calif.
Residence: Long Beach
Religion: Christian non-denominational
Family: Divorced
Education: U. of California, Santa Barbara, attended 1980-81; U. of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1984; U. of Southern California, M.B.A. 1996
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2007 (2nd full term)
Committee Assignments: Homeland Security (Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Security Technologies; Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications - Ranking Member); Transportation & Infrastructure (Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials; Water Resources & Environment)

Election History
2012generalJanice Hahn (D) 99,90960.2
Laura Richardson (D) 65,98939.8
2010generalLaura Richardson (D) 85,79968.4
Star Parker (R) 29,15923.2
Nicholas Dibs (I) 10,5608.4
2008generalLaura Richardson (D) 131,34275.0
Nicholas Dibs (I) 42,77424.4
2007special runoffLaura Richardson (D) 15,55967.0
John Kanaley (R) 5,83725.1
Daniel Brezenoff (GREEN) 1,2745.5
Herb Peters (LIBERT) 5382.3
2007specialLaura Richardson (D) 11,95637.1
Jenny Oropeza (D) 9,96030.9
Valerie McDonald (D) 3,0279.4
John Kanaley (R) 2,4257.5
Peter Mathews (D) 1,1253.5
Teri Ramirez (R) 6121.9
Daniel Brezenoff (GREEN) 3911.2
Jeffrey Leavitt (R) 3861.2
Albert Robles (D) 3631.1
Ed Wilson (D) 3621.1
Leroy Guillory (R) 3611.1
Herb Peters (LIBERT) 3421.1
George Parmer (D) 2420.8
Lee Davis (D) 2020.6
Jeffrey Price (D) 1420.4
Bill Grisolia (D) 1410.4
Felicia Ford (D) 1220.4
Mervin Evans (D) 290.1
Roll Call Vitals


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

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.