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Juanita Millender-McDonald


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1992 Democratic AD-55 63337 Win
11-08-1994 Democratic AD-55 45084 Win
03-26-1996 Democratic CD-37 13868 Win
11-05-1996 Democratic CD-37 87247 Win
11-03-1998 Democratic CD-37 70026 Win
11-07-2000 Democratic CD-37 93269 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic CD-37 63445 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic CD-37 118823 Win
11-07-2006 Democratic CD-37 80716 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 7, 1938 in Birmingham, Alabama
Married: James McDonald, Jr.
Children: Five (including Valerie McDonald)
University: University of Southern California
Died (in office): April 22, 2007 in Carson, CA

1984: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1990-1992: Member, Carson City Council
1992: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1996: Resigned from the State Assembly on April 15.
2000: Delegate, Democratic National Convention

  • Millender was granted a four to six week leave from Congress on April 18th after being diagnosed with cancer. She died on April 22nd.
  • Valerie McDonald was a candidate for CD-37 in the Special Election following her mother's death. She lost, receiving 9%. 
  • PLACENAME: The Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center is located in Carson, CA.

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