ENG:Samuel Sharon "Sam" Farr (born July 4, 1941) is the U.S. Representative for California's 20th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1993. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was elected to Congress in a 1993 special election when longtime Democratic Rep. Leon Panetta resigned to become Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Early and Personal Life
Farr was born in San Francisco, the son of Janet E. (née Haskins) and Frederick Sharon "Fred" Farr. One of his maternal great-grandfathers was acting mayor of Los Angeles William Hartshorn Bonsall, and one of his paternal great-great-grandfathers was the brother of Nevada Senator William Sharon. He grew up in Carmel, where he still lives. His father was a California state senator for many years. Farr ...
Following the debt ceiling increase debacle, how do you feel about the ability of the congress to conduct business effectively?
There is one reality that is certain—our divided government must compromise to move our nation forward. With the economy in such a fragile state and millions of Americans still looking for work, the stakes of not reaching sound compromise have never been higher.
I want to reaffirm that Democrats continue united on the need to get our economy moving. But unfortunately despite the story told by high unemployment rates and depressed economic indicators, ...
Calling San Benito County and the tri-county area one of the country's best areas for agricultural business, Congressman Sam Farr told a capacity crowd of more than 200 people inside the San Juan Bautista Community Center Hall on Tuesday night the county needs to focus on what it does best - produce agriculture. "We are the Silicon Valley of agriculture," Farr said.In the third of four town hall meetings throughout the Central Coast area - the only one in San Benito County - Farr spoke and answered questions for nearly two-and-a-half hours as attendees applauded and booed. Farr, a Democrat ...
Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA) will replace Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) as the top Democrat on the House subcommittee that oversees both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture budgets.DeLauro, a longtime advocate for a stronger FDA and federal food safety system, chaired the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies since the Democrats took control of Congress in 2006, but announced late last week that she will instead serve as Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, ...
20 Years of Accomplishments This video was shown at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Congressman Farr's election to Congress on June 8, 2013. Special guests included the Honorable Leon Panetta, and Congressmembers George Miller, Lois Capps, Janice Hahn and Loretta Sanchez to celebrate this milestone with Congressman Farr.
8/11/2016 - Farr Delivers Funds For Watsonville Police, Monterey Firefighters and UCSC WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Sam Farr (D-Calif.) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice awarded $20,115 to the City of Watsonville through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. JAG funds can be applied to prevention, education, corrections and community programs, as well as crime victim and witness programs.
Monterey County Democrats "Bending the Arc" Annual Awards Dinner Date:
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Honoring Our Favorite Congressman
Master of Ceremonies
California Secretary of Natural Resources*
(*Title for identification purposes only)
Special Award and Tribute to
Dr. Jan Knippers Black
Sunday, September 18, 2016
4:30pm to 5:30pm - Reception in the Vines
5:30pm to 7:00pm - Dinner, Auction & Program
Folktale Winery & Vineyards
8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, California
$125 per person
Bronze - $300 for 2 tickets • Silver - $500 for 3 tickets
Gold - $1000 for 4 tickets • Platinum - $2500 for 10 tickets