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John Garamendi
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
Assumed office
November 3, 2009
Preceded by Ellen Tauscher
Constituency 10th district (2009–2013)
3rd district (2013–present)
46th Lieutenant Governor of California
In office
January 8, 2007 – November 3, 2009
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Preceded by Cruz Bustamante
Succeeded by Mona Pasquil (acting)
Abel Maldonado
1st and 5th Insurance Commissioner of California
In office
January 6, 2003 – January 8, 2007
Governor Gray Davis
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Preceded by Harry W. Low
Succeeded by Steve Poizner
In office
January 7, 1991 – January 2, 1995
Governor Pete Wilson
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Chuck Quackenbush
1st United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior
In office
August 15, 1995 – April 1998
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by David J. Hayes
Member of the
California State Senate
In office
December 3, 1976 – December 3, 1990
Preceded by Al Alquist
Succeeded by Patrick Johnston
Constituency 13th district (1976–84)
5th district (1984–90)
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 7th district
In office
December 7, 1974 – December 2, 1976
Preceded by William T. Bagley
Succeeded by Norman S. Waters
Personal details
Born
John Raymond Garamendi

January 24, 1945 (1945-01-24) (age 75)
Camp Blanding, Florida, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Patricia Wilkinson (m. 1965)
Children 6
Residence Walnut Grove, California
Education University of California, Berkeley (BA)
Harvard University (MBA)
Occupation Rancher

John Raymond Garamendi (/ˌɡærəˈmɛndi/; born January 24, 1945) is an American businessman and politician. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He has been a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Northern California between San Francisco and Sacramento since November 2009.

Garamendi was the California Insurance Commissioner from 1991 to 1995 and 2003 to 2007, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior from 1995 to 1998, and the 46th Lieutenant Governor of California from 2007 until his election to Congress.



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