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Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.)


District: 33rd District
Political Highlights: Calif. Assembly, 1968-74; U.S. House of Representatives, 1975-2015
Born: Sept. 12, 1939; Los Angeles, Calif.
Residence: Beverly Hills
Religion: Jewish
Family: Wife, Janet Waxman; two children
Education: U. of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1961; U. of California, Los Angeles, J.D. 1964
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1974 (20th term)
End of Service: Jan. 3, 2015
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy; Health; Oversight & Investigations)

Election History
2012generalHenry Waxman (D) 171,86054.0
Bill Bloomfield (NPA) 146,66046.0
2010generalHenry Waxman (D) 153,66364.6
Charles Wilkerson (R) 75,94831.9
Erich Miller (LIBERT) 5,0212.1
Richard Castaldo (PFP) 3,1151.3
2008generalHenry Waxman (D) 242,792100.0
2006generalHenry Waxman (D) 151,28471.5
David Jones (R) 55,90426.4
Adele Cannon (PFP) 4,5462.1
2004generalHenry Waxman (D) 216,68271.2
Victor Elizalde (R) 87,46528.8
2002generalHenry Waxman (D) 130,60470.4
Tony Goss (R) 54,98929.6
2000generalHenry Waxman (D) 180,29575.7
Jim Scileppi (R) 45,78419.2
J. Anderson (LIBERT) 7,9443.3
Bruce Currivan (NL) 4,1781.8
1998generalHenry Waxman (D) 131,56173.9
Mike Gottlieb (R) 40,28222.6
Mike Binkley (LIBERT) 3,5342.0
Karen Blasdell-Wilkinson (NL) 2,7171.5
1996generalHenry Waxman (D) 145,27867.6
Paul Stepanek (R) 52,85724.6
John Daly (PFP) 8,8194.1
Mike Binkley (LIBERT) 4,7662.2
Brian Rees (NL) 3,0971.4
1994generalHenry Waxman (D) 129,41368.0
Paul Stepanek (R) 53,80128.3
Mike Binkley (LIBERT) 7,1623.8
1992generalHenry Waxman (D) 160,31261.3
Mark Robbins (R) 67,14125.7
David Davis (I) 15,4455.9
Susan Davies (PFP) 13,8885.3
Felix Rogin (LIBERT) 4,6991.8
1990generalHenry Waxman (D) 71,56269.0
John Cowles (R) 26,60726.0
Maggie Phair (PFP) 5,7065.0
1988generalHenry Waxman (D) 112,03872.0
John Cowles (R) 36,83524.0
1986generalHenry Waxman (D) 103,91488.0
1984generalHenry Waxman (D) 97,34063.0
Jerry Zerg (R) 51,01033.0
1982generalHenry Waxman (D) 88,51665.0
Jerry Zerg (R) 42,13331.0
1980generalHenry Waxman (D) 93,56964.0
Roland Cayard (R) 39,74427.0
1978generalHenry Waxman (D) 85,07563.0
Howard Schaefer (R) 44,24333.0
1976generalHenry Waxman (D) 108,29668.0
1974generalHenry Waxman (D) 87,52164.0
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