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Jim Costa

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Jim Costa currently serves the 20th Congressional district of California

James Manuel "Jim" Costa, a Democrat, has represented the 20th Congressional District of California in the U. S. House of Representatives since 2004. (map)

Record and controversies

Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Biography

Born in Fresno on April 13 1952, Costa is a third-generation family farmer. His grandparents emigrated from Portugal's Azores Islands in the early 20th century. He graduated from Fresno State in 1974. He was a state legislator for 24 years, serving in the California State Assembly from 1978 until 1991, and in the California State Senate from 1994 until 2002. He was an aggressive fighter for farmers, the environment and health care in the Fresno area.

In 2004, Costa defeated Republican state senator Roy Ashburn to become the U.S. Representative for the 20th District.

Costa's legislative priorities are largely centered around California's Central Valley, a key agricultural region for the U.S. According to his House biography, Costa "has spent the majority of his life working to improve the lives of the people of the San Joaquin Valley on the local, state and national level. An accomplished problem solver, Costa cares first and foremost about the Valley, above partisanship and politics. His innovative approach to practical legislation has brought significant benefits to all Valley residents."[1]

2006 elections

No major candidates announced their intentions to contest Costa’s seat in the November 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2]

2008 elections

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This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the California superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.


Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Jim Costa, as a superdelegate, had not endorsed a candidate for President.

  • For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Jim Costa. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
1004 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3341
Fax: 202-225-9308
Email: congressmanjimcosta AT mail.house.gov
Website

District Office - Bakersfield:
2700 M Street
Suite 225
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: 661-869-1620
Fax: 661-869-1027

District Office - Fresno:
855 M Street
Suite 940
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: 559-495-1620
Fax: 559-495-1027

Articles and resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Conservation Credit Energy and Research, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Livestock Dairy and Poultry, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on Europe, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Water and Power
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2005
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
California Senate 1994-2002, California Assembly 1978-1994
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 2700 M Street Suite 225 Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: 661-869-1620 / Fax: 661-869-1027
2. 855 M Street Suite 940 Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: 559-495-1620 / Fax: 559-495-1027




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Date of Birth: April 13, 1952