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Henry A. Waxman


Picture of Henry A. Waxman
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1968 Democratic AD-61 57036 Win
11-03-1970 Democratic AD-61 54371 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-61 63947 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic CD-24 87521 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic CD-24 108296 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic CD-24 85075 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic CD-24 93569 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic CD-24 88516 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic CD-24 97340 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic CD-24 103914 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic CD-24 112038 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic CD-24 71562 Win
11-03-1992 Democratic CD-29 160312 Win
11-08-1994 Democratic CD-29 129413 Win
11-05-1996 Democratic CD-29 145278 Win
11-03-1998 Democratic CD-29 131561 Win
11-07-2000 Democratic CD-29 180295 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic CD-30 130604 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic CD-30 216682 Win
11-07-2006 Democratic CD-30 151284 Win
11-04-2008 Democratic CD-30 242792 Win
11-02-2010 Democratic CD-30 153663 Win
11-06-2012 Democratic CD-33 171860 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 12, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Janet Jagiello (in 1971)
Children: Michael and Shai Abramson

2008: Delegate, Democratic National Convention

  • Waxman was the youngest member of the Assembly in 1968 at age 29.
  • TENURE: Waxman retired from Congress after 40 years in office. He is tied with George Miller and Pete Stark as the longest-serving US Representatives in California history. Of the three, Stark was the only one to hold the record the longest (he reached 40 years two years before the other two), Waxman had the longest overall political career (having also served six years in the State Assembly) and Miller received the most votes during his campaigns for Congress (a total of 2,751,224) compared to 2.66 million for Waxman and 2.28 million votes for Stark.
  • LEGISLATION: Waxman was the Assembly coauthor of SJR 22 (1971), Dymally was the author, which provided California's ratification of the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting age to 18. (Res. Chapt. 45, Stats of 1971)

Source: California Blue Book (1971)