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Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

Minority Leader

District: 12th District
Political Highlights: Calif. Democratic Party chairwoman, 1981-83; U.S. House of Representatives, 1987-present
Born: March 26, 1940; Baltimore, Md.
Residence: San Francisco
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Husband, Paul Pelosi; five children
Education: Trinity College (D.C.), A.B. 1962
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1987 (14th full term)
Committee Assignments: None

Election History
2014generalNancy Pelosi (D) 160,06783.3
John Dennis (R) 32,19716.7
2012generalNancy Pelosi (D) 253,70985.1
John Dennis (R) 44,47814.9
2010generalNancy Pelosi (D) 167,95780.1
John Dennis (R) 31,71115.1
Gloria La Riva (PFP) 5,1612.5
Philip Berg (LIBERT) 4,8432.3
2008generalNancy Pelosi (D) 204,99671.9
Cindy Sheehan (I) 46,11816.2
Dana Walsh (R) 27,6149.7
Philip Berg (LIBERT) 6,5042.3
2006generalNancy Pelosi (D) 148,43580.4
Mike DeNunzio (R) 19,80010.7
Krissy Keefer (GREEN) 13,6537.4
Philip Berg (LIBERT) 2,7511.5
2004generalNancy Pelosi (D) 224,01783.0
Jennifer Depalma (R) 31,07411.5
Leilani Dowell (PF) 9,5273.5
2002generalNancy Pelosi (D) 127,68479.6
G. German (R) 20,06312.5
Jay Pond (GREEN) 10,0336.3
Ira Spivack (LIBERT) 2,6591.7
2000generalNancy Pelosi (D) 181,84784.4
Adam Sparks (R) 25,29811.7
Erik Bauman (LIBERT) 5,6452.6
David Smithstein (NL) 2,6381.2
1998generalNancy Pelosi (D) 148,02785.8
David Martz (R) 20,78112.0
David Smithstein (NL) 3,6542.1
1996generalNancy Pelosi (D) 175,21684.3
Justin Raimondo (R) 25,73912.4
David Smithstein (NL) 6,7833.3
Ed Murray () 220.0
1994generalNancy Pelosi (D) 137,64281.8
Elsa Cheung (R) 30,52818.2
Robert Bowman () 10.0
1992generalNancy Pelosi (D) 191,90682.5
Marc Wolin (R) 25,69311.0
Cesar Cadabes (PFP) 7,5723.3
James Elwood (LIBERT) 7,5113.2
1990generalNancy Pelosi (D) 120,63377.0
Alan Nichols (R) 35,67123.0
1988generalNancy Pelosi (D) 133,53076.0
Bruce O'Neill (R) 33,69219.0
1987special runoffNancy Pelosi (D) 46,42863.0
Harriet Ross (R) 22,47831.0
1987specialNancy Pelosi (D) 38,92736.0
Roll Call Vitals


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


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