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  Baca, Joe
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameJoe Baca
Address6836 San Mateo Ct
Fontana, California , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born January 23, 1947 (73 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
Mar 24, 2018 04:02pm
Tags Hispanic - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Internationalist - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro- gun - Pro-Choice - Protectionist - Married - U.S. Army - Catholic - Straight -
InfoRepresentative Joe Baca (43rd District, California) was elected to the United States Congress on November 16, 1999, in a special election. He was elected to a full two-year term on November 7, 2000, to serve in the 107th Congress. Rep. Baca is the first Latino Congressman to serve from the Inland Empire. He serves on the House Agriculture Committee, and is a member of the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural Development, and Research, and the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. Rep. Baca also serves on the House Science Committee, and is a member of the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards and the Subcommittee on Research.

Beyond committee work, Rep. Baca also serves as Whip of Region One on the Democratic Steering Committee and as a floor whip. He is an active member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, where he serves as Caucus Whip. Rep. Baca also serves on the House Army Caucus; the Native American Caucus; the Congressional Diabetes Caucus; the Education Caucus; the Courthouse Caucus, the Meth Lab Caucus, and the Law Enforcement Caucus. In addition, Rep. Baca is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, a consensus-building group of 33 moderate-to-conservative lawmakers dedicated to finding common sense solutions on public policy issues. For the Blue Dogs, he is the co-chair of the Education Task Force.

Joe Baca served in the California Legislature for seven years. His career in Sacramento was one of historic firsts. After his election to the California State Assembly in 1992, Mr. Baca was elected Speaker pro Tempore of the Assembly - the first Latino since California joined the Union in 1850. From January 1997 through December 1998, he was the third ranking leader of the Assembly serving as Assistant Speaker pro Tempore and the Speaker's Federal Government Liaison. He also served as a member of the Rules Committee. He was elected to the California State Senate on November 3, 1998, where he served on the Rules Committee, which is responsible for confirming Governor�s appointments. His other committee assignments included the Veterans Affairs Committee; Public Employment and Retirement; Energy, Utilities and Communications; Local Government; and Governmental Organization.

Congressman Baca has been recognized by the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda for his legislative achievements. He was the recipient of the Golden Eagle Award from Siempre Adelante and the Migrant Leadership Council for his achievements and accomplishments as a California legislator and a leader in the Latino community. Mr. Baca also has been extremely active in the community. In 1979, he was the first Latino ever elected to the board of Trustees of the San Bernardino Valley College District. He also has given his time and energy to business, veterans, and other civic groups in the district.

Rep. Baca is a Vietnam War-era veteran, serving in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper with both the 101st and the 82nd Airborne Divisions from 1966-68, leaving with the rank of specialist E-4. Before coming to Sacramento, Mr. Baca earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from the California State University - Los Angeles. Later, he worked for 15 years in community relations with GTE. In 1989, he and his wife, Barbara, began their own business as partners in Interstate World Travel in San Bernardino. They have four children � Joe Jr., Jeremy, Natalie, and Jennifer



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RACES
  06/05/2018 CA District 35 - Open Primary Lost 14.84% (-36.33%)
  06/07/2016 CA District 31 - Open Primary Lost 12.45% (-30.63%)
  06/03/2014 CA - District 31 - Open Primary Lost 11.18% (-15.42%)
  11/06/2012 CA - District 35 Lost 44.14% (-11.72%)
  06/05/2012 CA - District 35 - Open Primary Won 45.01% (+8.67%)
  11/02/2010 CA - District 43 Won 65.50% (+30.99%)
  06/08/2010 CA District 43 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 CA - District 43 Won 69.14% (+38.29%)
  06/03/2008 CA District 43- D Primary Won 66.29% (+32.58%)
  11/07/2006 CA - District 43 Won 64.49% (+28.98%)
  06/06/2006 CA District 43 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 CA - District 43 Won 66.37% (+32.73%)
  03/02/2004 CA - District 43 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 CA District 43 Won 66.39% (+35.93%)
  11/07/2000 CA District 42 Won 59.76% (+24.64%)
  03/07/2000 CA District 42 - All-Party Primary Won 55.79% (+0.00%)
  11/16/1999 CA District 42 - Special Runoff Won 50.55% (+5.70%)
  09/21/1999 CA District 42 - Special Election Won 31.60% (+1.35%)
  11/03/1998 CA State Senate 32 Won 58.51% (+20.34%)
  11/05/1996 CA State Assembly 62 Won 64.28% (+28.57%)
  11/08/1994 CA State Assembly 62 Won 59.60% (+19.21%)
  11/03/1992 CA State Assembly 62 Won 58.63% (+23.54%)
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  06/03/2014 CA - District 35 - Open Primary Lost 0.00% (-65.68%)
ENDORSEMENTS
AZ District 01 - D Primary - Aug 28, 2012 D Wenona Benally Baldenegro
CA - District 26 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Jess Herrera
CA - District 10 - Special Election - Sep 01, 2009 D John Garamendi
CA US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
CA District 37 - Special Election - Jun 26, 2007 D Jenny Oropeza
IL US Senate - D Primary - Mar 16, 2004 D Gery Chico
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