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Joe Baca

Democratic

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Library of Congress
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1992 Democratic AD-62 51372 Win
11-08-1994 Democratic AD-62 36127 Win
11-05-1996 Democratic AD-62 47064 Win
11-03-1998 Democratic SD-32 75424 Win
11-16-1999 Democratic CD-42 23690 Win
11-07-2000 Democratic CD-42 90585 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic CD-43 45374 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic CD-43 86830 Win
11-07-2006 Democratic CD-43 52791 Win
11-04-2008 Democratic CD-43 108259 Win
11-02-2010 Democratic CD-43 70026 Win
11-06-2012 Democratic CD-35 62982 Loss
Website: bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001234
 

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 23, 1947 in Belen, New Mexico
Married: Barbara
Children: Joe Jr., Jeremy*, Natalie and Jennifer
Military Service: ARMY (Vietnam)

1979: Member, San Bernardino Valley College District Board of Trustees
1988: Primary Candidate for AD-66 (Lost; 44.3%)
1990: Primary Candidate for AD-66 (Lost; 43.5%)
1992: Speaker pro Tem, California State Assembly (first Latino to serve in this capacity)
1995: Speaker pro Tem, California State Assembly
1995-1996: [Minority] Speaker Pro Tem, California State Assembly
1999: Resigned from the State Senate on November 16.
2008: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2014: Primary Candidate for CD-31 (Lost; 11.2%)
2016: [Republican] Primary Candidate for CD-31 (Lost; 11.8%)
2018: Primary Candidate for CD-35 (Lost; 14.8%)

  • LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: After days of declining attendance, Baca was the sole member of the Assembly to be present for the fifth day of the 1995-96 session, on December 9th. Two days before, Baca had been one of nine members to attend session. (Source: Assembly Journal, 12/7/2019 and 12/9/2019)
  • An incumbent who lost to a member of their own party (in 2012).
  • In 2006, Jeremy was a primary candidate for AD-62, but lost with 42.2%.
  • In 2015, Baca changed his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican. In 2017, he changed back to being a Democrat.

Source: California Assembly Handbook (1996)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) [http://bioguide.congress.gov/]