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Maxine Waters


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1976 Democratic AD-48 38133 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-48 30449 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-48 39660 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic AD-48 54209 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic AD-48 59507 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic AD-48 42706 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic AD-48 49946 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic CD-29 51350 Win
11-03-1992 Democratic CD-35 102941 Win
11-08-1994 Democratic CD-35 65688 Win
11-05-1996 Democratic CD-35 92762 Win
11-03-1998 Democratic CD-35 78732 Win
11-07-2000 Democratic CD-35 100569 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic CD-35 72401 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic CD-35 125949 Win
11-07-2006 Democratic CD-35 82498 Win
11-04-2008 Democratic CD-35 150778 Win
11-02-2010 Democratic CD-35 98131 Win
11-06-2012 Democratic CD-43 143123 Win
11-04-2014 Democratic CD-43 69681 Win
11-08-2016 Democratic CD-43 167017 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 15, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri
Married: Sidney Williams (m. ~1956)
Children: Karen* and Edward K.

1972: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1976: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1980: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1984: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1984-1990: Majority Caucus Chair, California State Assembly
1988: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2000: Proponent, Proposition 36 [Drug treatment programs] (Passed; 60.9%)
2004-Present: Member, Progressive Democrats of America Advisory Board
2008: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention

  • Karen Waters was a Presidential Elector in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.
  • Since 2007, Waters' Chief of Staff has been her grandson, Mikael Moore.
  • QUOTABLE: "This is a tough game. You can't be intimidated. You can't be frightened. And as far as I'm concerned, the 'tea party' can go straight to hell."

Source: California Legislature Handbook (1981), (1989)
Source: "L.A. congresswoman attacks tea party" by PolitiCal Blog (8/20/2011)
Source: "Working for Grandma Waters on Capitol Hill" by Lisa Mascaro, Los Angeles Times (8/12/2010)

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