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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.)

District: 43rd District
Political Highlights: Calif. Assembly, 1976-90; U.S. House of Representatives, 1991-present
Born: Aug. 15, 1938; St. Louis, Mo.
Residence: Los Angeles
Religion: Christian
Family: Husband, Sidney Williams; two children
Education: California State U., Los Angeles, B.A. 1970
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1990 (13th term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services

Election History
2014generalMaxine Waters (D) 69,68171.0
John Wood (R) 28,52129.0
2012generalMaxine Waters (D) 143,12371.2
Bob Flores (D) 57,77128.8
2010generalMaxine Waters (D) 98,13179.3
K. Brown (R) 25,56120.7
2008generalMaxine Waters (D) 150,77882.6
Ted Hayes (R) 24,16913.2
Herb Peters (LIBERT) 7,6324.2
2006generalMaxine Waters (D) 82,49883.7
Gordon Mego (AMI) 8,3438.5
Paul Ireland (LIBERT) 7,6657.8
2004generalMaxine Waters (D) 125,94980.5
Ross Moen (R) 23,59115.1
Gordon Mego (AMI) 3,4402.2
Charles Tate (LIBERT) 3,4272.2
2002generalMaxine Waters (D) 72,40177.5
Ross Moen (R) 18,09419.4
Gordon Mego (AMI) 2,9123.1
2000generalMaxine Waters (D) 100,56986.5
Carl McGill (R) 12,58210.8
Gordon Mego (AMI) 1,9111.6
Rick Dunstan (NL) 1,1531.0
1998generalMaxine Waters (D) 78,73289.3
Gordon Mego (AMI) 9,41310.7
1996generalMaxine Waters (D) 92,76285.5
Eric Carlson (R) 13,11612.1
Gordon Mego (AMI) 2,6102.4
1994generalMaxine Waters (D) 65,68878.1
Nate Truman (R) 18,39021.9
Gordon Mego () 30.0
1992generalMaxine Waters (D) 102,94182.5
Nate Truman (R) 17,41714.0
Alice Miles (PFP) 2,7972.2
Carin Rogers (LIBERT) 1,6181.3
Gordon Mego () 30.0
1990generalMaxine Waters (D) 51,35079.0
Bill DeWitt (R) 12,05419.0
Waheed Boctor (LIBERT) 1,2682.0
Roll Call Vitals


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


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