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Joe Baca

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Joe Baca currently serves the 43rd Congressional district of California

Joe Baca, a Democrat, has represented the 43rd District of California in the United States House of Representatives since 1999. (map)

Record and controversies

Iraq War

Baca voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

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

Alleged name-calling

Baca allegedly called Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) a "whore", prompting her to quit the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Five more Representatives threatened to quit the caucus if Baca did not apologize.

On April 12, 2007, Loretta Sanchez's sister, Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), also quit the Hispanic Caucus. [2]

Possible removal as Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Internal strife among members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus continued, with some members ready to overthrow Chairman Baca. This effort comes after months of turmoil over Baca's alleged name-calling of Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) and allocations to election campaigns involving Baca's sons.

Biography

Baca was born January 23, 1947, in Belen, New Mexico, the youngest of 15 children. He served in the United States Army in Viet Nam as a paratrooper from 1966-68. Following his military service, Rep. Baca earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from California State University - Los Angeles, and was a corporate public relations officer for 15 years with General Telephone and Electric. In 1989, he started his own travel agency in San Bernardino. Baca's son, Joe, Jr., won his father's old seat in the California State Assembly in 2004.

Before his election to Congress, "Baca served in the California State Legislature for seven years. He was elected to the State Assembly in 1992, where he became the first Latino Speaker pro Tempore. From January 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 was elected to the California State Senate on November 3, 1998."[[1]]

Baca was first elected to Congress in a November 1999 special election.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Scott Lloyd Folkens to face Baca in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Baca retained his seat.

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, Joe Baca, as a superdelegate, had endorsed her 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)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Democratic Caucus Task Force on Homeland Security
  • Democratic Caucus Task Force on Immigration, Vice Chair
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus, First Vice Chair
  • Congressional Sex and Violence in the Media Caucus, founder and Co-Chair

More Background Data

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

Contact

DC Office:
328 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-0542
Phone: 202-225-6161
Fax: 202-225-8671
Web Email
Website

District Office- San Bernardino
201 North E Street, Suite 102
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Phone: 909-885-2222
Fax: 909-888-5959

Articles and resources

Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Articles

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:
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Democratic Caucus Task Force on Homeland Security, Democratic Caucus Task Force on Immigration, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Sex and Violence in the Media Caucus
Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Department Operations Oversight Nutrition and Forestry, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Livestock Dairy and Poultry, House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Water and Power,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 16, 1999
First Took Current Office:
November 16, 1999
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
California State Assembly,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 201 North E Street, Suite 102, San Bernardino, CA 92401
Phone: 909-885-2222 / Fax: 909-888-5959





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Date of Birth: January 23, 1947








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