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  Baker, Bill
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NameBill Baker
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Danville, California , United States
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Born June 14, 1940 (80 years)
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Nov 03, 2017 12:16am
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Infoa former United States Congressman from California. He was born on June 14, 1940 in Oakland, California. He attended San Jose State University, from which he earned a business degree. Baker served as a member of the United States Coast Guard reserve from 1957 to 1965.

After graduating from college, Baker worked as a budget analyst for a large financial corporation. He then took a similar job with the California Department of Finance, which he held for four years. Baker worked as the vice president of a Taxpayers Association until he successfully ran for a seat in the California State Assembly as a Republican in 1980. He served six terms in a district that included portions of Contra Costa and Alameda counties. In 1992, Baker ran for Congress and served two terms in the House before losing reelection in 1996 to Ellen Tauscher. Baker was a fiscal conservative running in a moderately liberal district.


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  11/05/1996 CA District 10 Lost 47.19% (-1.45%)
  03/26/1996 CA District 10 - R Primary Won 81.47% (+62.94%)
  11/08/1994 CA District 10 Won 59.30% (+20.66%)
  06/07/1994 CA District 10 - R Primary Won 76.72% (+53.44%)
  11/03/1992 CA District 10 Won 51.96% (+3.95%)
  06/02/1992 CA District 10- R Primary Won 63.94% (+27.88%)
  11/06/1990 CA State Assembly 15 Won 55.06% (+10.12%)
  11/08/1988 CA State Assembly 15 Won 68.35% (+36.70%)
  11/04/1986 CA State Assembly 15 Won 67.47% (+34.93%)
  11/06/1984 CA State Assembly 15 Won 71.06% (+42.12%)
  11/02/1982 CA State Assembly 15 Won 65.92% (+31.84%)
  11/04/1980 CA State Assembly 10 Won 50.66% (+6.64%)
ENDORSEMENTS
CA State Senate 07 - Special Election Primary - Mar 17, 2015 D Steve Glazer
CA Controller - R Primary - Jun 06, 2006 R Tony Strickland
CA State Assembly 33 - R Primary - Mar 02, 2004 R Matt T. Kokkonen