GARAMENDI, John (1945-)

Democrat of California

8th congressional district

Serving in House 2009-Present

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Representative from California; born in Camp Blanding, Clay County, Fla., January 24, 1945; B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Calif., 1966; M.B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1970; businessman; rancher; United States Peace Corps, 1966-1968; member of the California state assembly 1974-1976; member of the California state senate 1976-1990; California state insurance commissioner, 1991-1994, 2002-2006; deputy secretary, United States Department of the Interior, 1995-1998; lieutenant governor of California, 2007-2009; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Ellen Tauscher, and reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (November 3, 2009-present).
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