John Garamendi

U.S. Representative from California

John Raymond Garamendi (/ˌɡærəˈmɛndi/; born January 24, 1945) is an American businessman and politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He has been a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Northern California between San Francisco and Sacramento since November 2009.

John Garamendi
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
Assumed office
November 3, 2009
Preceded byEllen Tauscher
Constituency10th district (2009–2013)
3rd district (2013–present)
46th Lieutenant Governor of California
In office
January 8, 2007 – November 3, 2009
GovernorArnold Schwarzenegger
Preceded byCruz Bustamante
Succeeded byMona Pasquil (acting)
Abel Maldonado
1st and 5th Insurance Commissioner of California
In office
January 6, 2003 – January 8, 2007
GovernorGray Davis
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Preceded byHarry W. Low
Succeeded bySteve Poizner
In office
January 7, 1991 – January 2, 1995
GovernorPete Wilson
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byChuck Quackenbush
1st United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior
In office
August 15, 1995 – April 1998
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byDavid J. Hayes
Member of the
California State Senate
In office
December 3, 1976 – December 3, 1990
Preceded byAl Alquist
Succeeded byPatrick Johnston
Constituency13th district (1976–84)
5th district (1984–90)
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 7th district
In office
December 7, 1974 – December 2, 1976
Preceded byWilliam T. Bagley
Succeeded byNorman S. Waters
Personal details
John Raymond Garamendi

(1945-01-24) January 24, 1945 (age 79)
Clay County, Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Patricia Wilkinson (m. 1965)
ResidenceWalnut Grove, California
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley (BA)
Harvard University (MBA)
WebsiteHouse website

Garamendi was the California Insurance Commissioner from 1991 to 1995 and 2003 to 2007, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior from 1995 to 1998, and the 46th Lieutenant Governor of California from 2007 until his election to Congress.[1]

References change

  1. "Congressional District 10 Special General Election Results". Secretary of State of California. November 3, 2009. Archived from the original on October 19, 2009. Retrieved November 3, 2009.