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Rep. Wally Herger (R-Calif.)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Calif. Assembly, 1980-86
Born: May 20, 1945; Sutter County, Calif.
Residence: Chico
Religion: Mormon
Family: Wife, Pamela Herger; nine children (one deceased)
Education: American River College, A.A. 1967; California State U., Sacramento, attended 1969
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1986 (13th term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Health - Chairman; Trade); Joint Taxation

Election History
2010generalWally Herger (R) 130,83757.1
Jim Reed (D) 98,09242.8
2008generalWally Herger (R) 163,45957.9
Jeff Morris (D) 118,87842.1
2006generalWally Herger (R) 134,91164.2
A.J. Sekhon (D) 68,23432.5
E. Hinesley (LIBERT) 7,0573.3
2004generalWally Herger (R) 182,11966.9
Mike Johnson (D) 90,31033.2
2002generalWally Herger (R) 117,74765.8
Mike Johnson (D) 52,45529.3
Patrice Thiessen (NL) 4,8602.7
Charles Martin (LIBERT) 3,9232.2
2000generalWally Herger (R) 168,17265.7
Stan Morgan (D) 72,07528.2
John McDermott (NL) 8,9103.5
Charles Martin (LIBERT) 6,6992.6
1998generalWally Herger (R) 128,37262.5
Roberts Braden (D) 70,83734.5
Patrice Thiessen (NL) 6,1383.0
1996generalWally Herger (R) 144,91360.8
Roberts Braden (D) 80,40133.7
Patrice Thiessen (NL) 7,2533.0
William Brunner (LIBERT) 5,7592.4
Bob Todd (R) 70.0
1994generalWally Herger (R) 137,86364.2
Mary Jacobs (D) 55,95826.1
Devvy Kidd (AMI) 15,5697.2
Harry Pendery (LIBERT) 5,4172.5
1992generalWally Herger (R) 167,24765.2
Elliot Freedman (D) 71,78028.0
Harry Pendery (LIBERT) 17,5296.8
1990generalWally Herger (R) 133,31564.0
Erwin Rush (D) 65,33331.0
Ross Crain (LIBERT) 10,7535.0
1988generalWally Herger (R) 139,01059.0
Wayne Meyer (D) 91,08839.0
1986generalWally Herger (R) 109,75858.0
Stephen Swendiman (D) 74,60240.0
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.