ENG: John Raymond Garamendi (born January 24, 1945) is an American politician and the U.S. Representative for California's 3rd congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Garamendi was the California State Insurance Commissioner from 1991 to 1995, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior from 1995 to 1998, and the California State Insurance Commissioner again from 2003 to 2007. He then served as the 46th Lieutenant Governor of California from January 8, 2007 until he was elected to Congress in November 2009.
Garamendi was temporarily a candidate for Governor of California in the 2010 election after announcing his candidacy on July 31, 2008. However, he suspended his candidacy on April 29, 2009, to run for Congress in the 10th congressional district. This seat was ...
Few places in the country have been harder hit by the housing crisis than western Contra Costa County. That is where Congressman John Garamendi, D-Walnut Creek, was Tuesday, urging the Senate to pass comprehensive home lending reform.
Carmela and Troy Hess worry they will lose their Concord home unless they can reach an agreement with the bank to keep it. Troy is a disabled firefighter and paramedic injured rescuing people from a burning building in Oakland in 2004.
"I blew out my right knee, my right hip, and my lower back," said Troy. "And that was pretty much the end of my ...
The ink’s not yet dry on new congressional district maps, but Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, has announced he’s ready to represent Davis.
If the California Citizens Redistricting Committee votes Aug. 15 to approve its final maps, the new 3rd Congressional District would include all or portions of Yolo, Solano, Sacramento, Lake, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter and Yuba counties.
“This is a district composed of industrious farmers, entrepreneurs, businesses, two of the finest Air Force bases in America, one of the greatest universities in the world at UC Davis and two outstanding ...
The Congressman was honored with a degree of Doctor of Humane Letters and daughter, Elizabeth, received a medical degree
Congressman John Garamendi delivered the keynote address at Ross University's graduation for the School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine June 10 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ. His daughter, Elizabeth, was among the graduates who received their medical degrees. The Congressmanwas honored witha degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.
Congressman Garamendi Visits Princeton Elementary in Colusa County
Left: Congressman Garamendi explaining how bills become laws to Princeton Elementary students Right: Congressman Garamendi and Princeton Elementary students with their new flag
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PRINCETON, CA – This morning, Congressman Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Yuba City, Davis, CA), visited Princeton Elementary in Colusa County, where he spoke to 75 students ranging from Kindergarten through 6th Grade. The visit came after Ms. Sheila Skemp’s 4th and 5th grade classes wrote letters to the Congressman requesting a flag that had been flown over the U.S. Capitol.
“In Congress, we read every letter, and when we got all the letters from Ms. Skemp’s 4th and 5th grade classes, I knew I would try and fit it in my schedule,” Congressman Garamendi said. “It’s clear the teachers and administration are kind hearted and focused, and it was great to meet so many enthusiastic students.”
Before presenting the flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol, Congressman Garame
Congressman Garamendi Visits Lindhurst High School and Live Oak High School
Left: Congressman Garamendi next to the Lindhurst High School welcome marquee Right: Congressman Garamendi speaking to a classroom of 12th graders at Live Oak High School (Click here and here for hi-res)
OLIVEHURST, CA – This morning, Congressman Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Yuba City, Davis, CA), a father of three public school teachers, spoke to the senior class at Lindhurst High School about his duties and responsibilities as a Congressman. The visit came at the request of Civics teacher Eric Anderson. The presentation also featured a Q&A session where questions ranged from healthcare, Medicare & Social Security, college affordability, immigration, and jobs. The event was also recorded and livestreamed by “Blazer Productions,” the school’s multimedia class, which gives students hands on experience in film production.
At Lindhurst High School, one student noted that the Congressman’s top three priorities on his website are “jobs, jobs, and jo
Congressman Garamendi Joins Vacaville, Fairfield & Dixon Police Departments for Ride Alongs and Briefings on Recent Policy Changes
Congressman Garamendi with Vacaville Police Chief John Carli (left) and Dixon Police Lt. Tom Cordova (right) during his Solano County police ride alongs yesterday.
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VACAVILLE, CA – To better understand what local police departments are doing to protect their communities, develop better police training methods, and improve relations between the police and the public, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Yuba City, Davis, CA) participated in three ride alongs yesterday with the Vacaville, Fairfield, and Dixon police departments. The ride along in Vacaville was hosted by Captain Ian Schmutzler and included a briefing from Police Chief John Carli, who met with President Obama in July, for a conversation on 21st century policing methods prior to the ride along.
“It’s important for me to understand the challenges our local police departments face and to learn more about what reforms are being implemented to better train police officers and impr
Garamendi Honors Two Dixon Women at His Annual Women of the Year Awards WOODLAND, CA – Today, at his 3rd annual Women of the Year Event, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Yuba City, Davis, CA) honored 44 women, including two Dixon residents, who are leaders and inspirations in their communities. The women, from all eight counties in the district, have been trailblazers and advocates in community service, business, education, local government, and the military. The honorees from Dixon are Linda Hickman and Patricia “Cookie” Powell.
“This may be my favorite day of the year, because it always replenishes my faith in the selflessness and dedication of my constituents, and it inspires me to look within to see what more I can do to help the people I represent,” Congressman Garamendi said. “In every community of this district, down every valley and up every mountain, there are women making a difference. The women we recognized were nominated by their peers, and they come from every walk of life focused on virtually every major issue our diver