|Name||Richard W. Pombo|
Tracy, California , United States
|| January 08, 1961
Nov 03, 2017 12:19am
Married - Catholic -
|Info||Richard Pombo was sworn in to his sixth term in the House of Representatives in January of 2003. He represents the Eleventh District of California, which includes San Joaquin County, and portions of Alameda County, Contra Costa County and Santa Clara County. He previously served as a city councilman in Tracy, California from 1990 to 1992. |
* On January 8, 2003 Congressman Pombo was voted chairman of the House Resources Committee. He is also a member of the Agriculture Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
* Co-founder of the Portuguese Caucus, a coalition of 35 members of Congress who promote positive Portuguese-American relations. Pombo was awarded The Grand Order of Infante D. Henrique, the highest civilian honor that is bestowed by the Portuguese government, in recognition of his efforts to improve Portuguese-American relations.
* Co-founder of the San Joaquin County Citizen?s Land Alliance. The Alliance is a coalition of farmers and other property owners who advocate private property rights, and fight attempts by government to strip these rights away from citizens.
On July 25, 2001, Congressman Pombo was elected Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus. The Western Caucus, an organization of fifty-five Members of Congress, works to form one voice on issues such as Endangered Species Act reform, water rights, private property rights and other issues affecting Congressional districts in the West.
Mr. Pombo has been rewarded by several organizations for his activism in reducing government regulations, taxation and spending, including the United States Business and Industrial Council, the National Taxpayers Union, and the Chamber of Commerce.
Congressman Richard Pombo?s webpage (www.house.gov/pombo) was rated as the second best webpage in the entire House of Representatives for the year 2001. The study was commissioned by The Advocacy Group, a Seattle-based Internet and political consulting firm that surveyed all 540 web sites in the House and Senate during a two-week period during February 2001. Each site was evaluated according to specific information including recent content, audio or video clips, use of e-mail and search capability. Congressman Pombo?s webpage received a score of 16 out of a possible 17 points.
In 1996 Mr. Pombo authored This Land is Our Land, a book advocating private property rights. Published by St. Martin?s Press, it has been reviewed by publications across the political spectrum, from Land Rights Letter to Sierra Club Magazine.
A fourth generation Californian, Mr. Pombo is very active in a variety of business interests, including dairy, farming, trucking, and beef cattle operations. He was born in Tracy in 1961, and attended California State University at Pomona. Richard and Annette Pombo have been married since 1983. They have three children, Richie, Rena and Rachel.