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Congressman

California (District: 3)

Democratic

Current

starts 01/03/2013

Biography

John Raymond Garamendi (born January 24, 1945) is an http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States">American http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politician">politician and the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives">U.S. Representative for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_3rd_congressional_district">California’s 3rd congressional district. He is a member of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_(United_States)">Democratic Party. Garamendi was the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California">California http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Insurance_Commissioner">State Insurance Commissioner from 1991 to 1995, the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Deputy_Secretary_of_the_Interior">U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior from 1995 to 1998, and the California State Insurance Commissioner again from 2003 to 2007. He then served as the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Lieutenant_Governors_of_California">46th http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lieutenant_Governor_of_California">Lieutenant Governor of California from January 8, 2007 until he was elected to Congress in November 2009.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Garamendi#cite_note-3">

Garamendi was temporarily a candidate for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor_of_California">Governor of California in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_gubernatorial_election,_2010">2010 election after announcing his candidacy on July 31, 2008. However, he suspended his candidacy on April 29, 2009, to run for Congress in the 10th congressional district. This seat was vacated by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Tauscher">Ellen Tauscher, who resigned to become http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undersecretary_of_State_for_Arms_Control_and_International_Security">Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Garamendi won the Democratic Party nomination in the primary election for the seat on September 1 and then won the special election on November 3, 2009. Garamendi was re-elected to a full term in 2010 and 2012.

 

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