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Norm Mineta


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CA Blue Book 1975
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1974 Democratic CD-13 78858 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic CD-13 135291 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic CD-13 100809 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic CD-13 132246 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic CD-13 110805 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic CD-13 139851 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic CD-13 107696 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic CD-13 143980 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic CD-13 97286 Win
11-03-1992 Democratic CD-15 168617 Win
11-08-1994 Democratic CD-15 119921 Win
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Candidate Biography:

Norman Yoshio Mineta
Born: November 12, 1931 in San Jose, CA
Married: May Hinoki
Married: Danealia Darlene "Deni" Mineta
Children: Two sons; David and Stuart and two stepsons; Robert and Mark Brantner

1962-1964: Member, San Jose Human Relations Commission
1966-1967: Member, San Jose Housing Authority
1967-1971: City Councilmember, City of San Jose
1971-1974: Mayor, City of San Jose
1995: Resigned from the United States House of Representatives on October 10.
2000-2001: U.S. Secretary of Commerce
2001-2006: U.S. Secretary of Transportation
2006-Present: Vice Chairman of Global Communications Consultancy, Hill & Knowlton

  • AWARD: Presidential Medal of Freedom (2006) 
  • PLACENAME: The Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University was established in 1991
  • PLACENAME: San Jose International Airport was renamed San Jose Mineta Airport to honor the Congressman.
  • PLACENAME: ACR 25 (Lieber, 2008) designated State Highway 85 (except the segment between Prospect Road
    and Quito Road) as the Norman Y. Mineta Highway. 
  • At five and a half years, Mineta was the longest serving US Transportation Secretary.
  • Mineta and his family were sent to the Japanese internment camp at Heart Mountain [Wyoming] during World War II.

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