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Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Calif.)

District: 28th District
Political Highlights: Calif. Assembly, 1972-82
Born: April 15, 1941; Los Angeles, Calif.
Residence: Valley Village
Religion: Jewish
Family: Wife, Janis Berman; two children
Education: U. of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1962; U. of California, Los Angeles, LL.B. 1965
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1982 (15th term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs; Judiciary (Intellectual Property, Competition & the Internet)

Defeated by Rep. Brad Sherman, D, in a general on Nov. 6, 2012

Election History
2012generalBrad Sherman (D) 149,45660.3
Howard Berman (D) 98,39539.7
2010generalHoward Berman (D) 88,38569.5
Merlin Froyd (R) 28,49322.4
Carlos Rodriguez (LIBERT) 10,2298.0
2008generalHoward Berman (D) 137,47199.9
2006generalHoward Berman (D) 79,86673.9
Stanley Kesselman (R) 20,62919.1
Byron De Lear (GREEN) 3,8683.6
Kelley Ross (LIBERT) 3,6793.4
2004generalHoward Berman (D) 115,30371.0
David Hernandez (R) 37,86823.3
Kelley Ross (LIBERT) 9,3395.8
2002generalHoward Berman (D) 73,77171.4
David Hernandez (R) 23,92623.2
Kelley Ross (LIBERT) 5,6295.5
2000generalHoward Berman (D) 96,50084.1
Bill Farley (LIBERT) 13,05211.4
David Cossak (NL) 5,2294.6
1998generalHoward Berman (D) 69,00082.5
Juan Ros (LIBERT) 6,5567.8
Maria Armoudian (GREEN) 4,8585.8
David Cossak (NL) 3,2483.9
1996generalHoward Berman (D) 67,52565.9
Bill Glass (R) 29,33228.6
Scott Fritschler (LIBERT) 3,5393.5
Gary Hearne (NL) 2,1192.1
1994generalHoward Berman (D) 55,14562.6
Gary Forsch (R) 28,42332.2
Erich Miller (LIBERT) 4,5705.2
1992generalHoward Berman (D) 73,80761.0
Gary Forsch (R) 36,45330.1
Margery Hinds (PFP) 7,1805.9
Bernard Zimring (LIBERT) 3,4682.9
1990generalHoward Berman (D) 78,03161.0
Roy Dahlson (R) 44,49235.0
Bernard Zimring (LIBERT) 5,2684.0
1988generalHoward Berman (D) 126,93070.0
G.C. Broderson (R) 53,51830.0
1986generalHoward Berman (D) 98,09165.0
Robert Kerns (R) 52,66235.0
1984generalHoward Berman (D) 117,08063.0
Miriam Ojeda (R) 69,37237.0
1982generalHoward Berman (D) 97,38360.0
Hal Phillips (R) 66,07240.0
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