Freshman Class of the 112th Congress

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California

Jeff Denham (R-19th District)

About: A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Denham served two terms in the California State Senate. He will fill the House seat left by retiring Republican George Radanovich and serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Election Results:
Jeff Denham (R): 65.1%
Loraine Goodwin (D): 34.9%

 

Karen Bass (D-33rd District)

About: In 2008, Bass became the first African-American woman to be elected speaker of the California State Assembly. She succeeds retiring Democrat Diane Watson in the House.

Election Results:
Karen Bass (D): 86.2%
James Andion (R): 13.8%

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