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Robert T. Matsui


Picture of Robert T. Matsui
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1978 Democratic CD-03 105537 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic CD-03 170670 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic CD-03 194680 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic CD-03 131369 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic CD-03 158709 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic CD-03 183470 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic CD-03 132143 Win
11-03-1992 Democratic CD-05 158250 Win
11-08-1994 Democratic CD-05 125042 Win
11-05-1996 Democratic CD-05 142618 Win
11-03-1998 Democratic CD-05 130715 Win
11-07-2000 Democratic CD-05 147025 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic CD-05 92726 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic CD-05 138004 Win

Candidate Biography:

Robert Takeo Matsui
Born: September 17, 1941 in Sacramento, CA.
Married: Doris Matsui (m. 1966)
Child: One
Died: January 1, 2005 in Bethesda, Maryland

1971-1978: Member, Sacramento City Council
1977: Vice Mayor, City of Sacramento

  • PLACENAME: The Robert T. Matsui U.S. Courthouse is located in Sacramento.
  • PLACENAME: The Robert T. Matsui Medicine Lecture Hall at UC Davis Medical Center.
  • PLACENAME: The Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service is part of the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies. The University of California's "Cal-in-Sacramento" internship program is run by the Matsui Center.
  • PLACENAME: The Robert Matsui Waterfront Park is located in Sacramento at Jibboom Street at Sacramento River. 
  • Matsui was one of very few people to lie in state at the State Capitol. He was the most recent in 2005.
  • Matsui and his family were sent to the Japanese internment camp at Tule Lake [California] from 1942-1945.

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