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.
Grants Seminar for Government and Non-Profit Agencies
Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) will host a Grants Seminar on Wednesday, March 11th in Marysville, featuring collaborative sessions and grant experts.With an increasing shortfall of local, state, and federal funding, critical needs and services are being overlooked in our local communities. Despite the cuts, local non-profit and community leaders have been resilient, stepping up to serve those in need in collaborative and innovative ways. This Grants Seminar aims to help our local agencies and community non-profits identify funding opportunities and build organizational capacity. It is a free event open to representatives from all government agencies and non-profits serving the 3rd District.To RSVP to the Grants Seminar, please e-mail Andrew March at email@example.com or (530) 753-5301.
The seminar will begin with a workshop for beginning grant writers – providing invaluable information for non-profits and local government agencies. The seminar will also i
Yuba City Office Open House
You are invited to be one of the first people to see Congressman John Garamendi's new district office in Yuba City located at 795 Plumas Street. Congressman Garamendi and his staff will be in attendance to highlight some of the services we provide to constituents.Light refreshments will be provided.
Rep. Garamendi on federal firefighting funds Rep. Garamendi on federal firefighting funds
On September 6, Rep. Garamendi discussed the bipartisan bill to increase funds for California wildfires on CBS 13 News.
News & Politics
Garamendi-Feinstein Bill Introduced to Make Bay Delta a National Heritage Area WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced companion bills in the House and Senate (H.R. 1208 and its Senate companion), the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Establishment Act.
The legislation would establish the Delta estuary as a National Heritage Area to be managed by the Delta Protection Commission. The goal of the National Heritage Area is to protect and promote the vast history, resources, and economy of the Delta community. Property owners and tribes are explicitly protected in the bill and capable of opting out of any recommendations. The bill will have no effect on water rights or water contracts and creates no new regulatory authority or burden on local government or citizens. A map of the proposed Heritage Area is available here.
“I’m proud to call the Delta my home. It sustains much of California’s agriculture; its beauty attracts admirers far and wide; and there’s so much histo