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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Michael M. Honda (D-Calif.)

District: 17th District
Political Highlights: San Jose School Board, 1981-90; Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, 1990-96; Calif. Assembly, 1996-00; U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-present
Born: June 27, 1941; Stockton, Calif.
Residence: San Jose
Religion: Protestant
Family: Widowed; two children
Education: San Jose State U., B.S. 1969; San Jose State U., B.A. 1970; San Jose State U., M.A. 1973
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2000 (8th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science - Ranking Member; Energy-Water)

Election History
2014generalMichael Honda (D) 69,56151.8
Ro Khanna (D) 64,84748.2
2012generalMichael Honda (D) 159,39273.5
Evelyn Li (R) 57,33626.5
2010generalMichael Honda (D) 126,14767.6
Scott Kirkland (R) 60,46832.4
2008generalMichael Honda (D) 170,97771.7
Joyce Cordi (R) 55,48923.3
Peter Myers (GREEN) 12,1235.1
2006generalMichael Honda (D) 115,53272.3
Raymond Chukwu (R) 44,18627.7
2004generalMichael Honda (D) 154,38572.0
Raymond Chukwu (R) 59,95328.0
2002generalMichael Honda (D) 87,48265.8
Linda Hermann (R) 41,25131.0
Jeff Landauer (LIBERT) 4,2893.2
2000generalMichael Honda (D) 128,54554.3
Jim Cunneen (R) 99,86642.2
Ed Wimmers (LIBERT) 4,8202.0
Douglas Gorney (NL) 3,5911.5
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California is 1st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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