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Robert T. Matsui


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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
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. 
  • Robert Matsui is one of only three people to ever lie in state at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The others were B. T. Collins in 1993 and William I. Ferguson in 1858.
  • 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) []

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