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Jim Costa

Democratic

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CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-30 41157 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-30 52233 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic AD-30 51524 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic AD-30 57397 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic AD-30 41271 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic AD-30 57826 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic AD-30 39414 Win
11-03-1992 Democratic AD-30 52566 Win
04-27-1993 Democratic SD-16 43807 Loss
11-08-1994 Democratic SD-16 70329 Win
11-03-1998 Democratic SD-16 92163 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic CD-20 61005 Win
11-07-2006 Democratic CD-20 61120 Win
11-04-2008 Democratic CD-20 93023 Win
11-02-2010 Democratic CD-20 46247 Win
11-06-2012 Democratic CD-16 84649 Win
11-04-2014 Democratic CD-16 46277 Win
11-08-2016 Democratic CD-16 97473 Win
Website: www.house.gov/costa
 

Candidate Biography:

Born: April 13, 1952 in Fresno, CA

1975-1976: Special Assistant, Congressman John Krebs
1976-1978: Administrative Assistant, Assemblymember Richard H. Lehman
1977: Intern, Congressman B.F. Sisk
1990-1992: Majority Caucus Chair, California State Assembly
2000-2001: President, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
2008: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention

  • PLACENAME:  The segment of SR 180 between Route 99 and Chestnut Avenue is named the "Senator Jim Costa Highway". Named on August 23, 2002. (ACR 102 of 2002)
  • Costa was the youngest member of the Assembly in 1978 at age 26.
  • CLOSE CONTEST: Costa narrowly won the 2014 General election when he defeated Johnny Tacherra by 1.334 votes (1.4%).

Source: California Blue Book (2000)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (1981)
Source: Presidents of the NCSL by the NCSL (Accessed 8/26/2012)

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