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Howard L. Berman


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CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-57 65290 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic AD-43 56133 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic AD-43 80266 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-43 81013 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-43 74710 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic CD-26 97383 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic CD-26 117080 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic CD-26 98091 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic CD-26 126930 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic CD-26 78031 Win
11-03-1992 Democratic CD-26 73807 Win
11-08-1994 Democratic CD-26 55145 Win
11-05-1996 Democratic CD-26 67525 Win
11-03-1998 Democratic CD-26 69000 Win
11-07-2000 Democratic CD-26 96500 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic CD-28 73771 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic CD-28 115303 Win
11-07-2006 Democratic CD-28 79866 Win
11-04-2008 Democratic CD-28 137471 Win
11-02-2010 Democratic CD-28 88385 Win
11-06-2012 Democratic CD-30 98395 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Howard Lawrence Berman
Born: April 15, 1941 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Janis
Children: Brinley and Lindsey

Previous: President, California Federation of Young Democrats
Previous: Legal Intern, US Department of Labor
Previous: Legislative Intern, Assembly Agriculture Committee
1965-1966: Assembly Fellow
1968: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1973-1979: Majority Leader, California State Assembly
1975: Member, Americans for Democratic Action Board of Directors
1976: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1980: Majority Caucus Chair, California State Assembly
1980: Candidate for Assembly Speaker (Lost; 24 to 51)
1984: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2008: Delegate, Democratic National Convention

  • An incumbent who lost to a member of their own party (in 2012).
  • LEGISLATION: The Alatorre-Zenovich-Dunlap-Berman Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975 establishing the right to collective bargaining for farmworkers as well as the creation of the state's Agricultural Labor Relations Board

Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []