Rep. Lois Capps

Democrat  •  24th District, California  •  9th Term  •  Sworn In 1998
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Lois Capps was born January 10, 1938 in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. She was educated at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, Yale University and the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was a nursing instructor, nurse administrator, director of the Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Project and the Parent and Child Enrichment Center of Santa Barbara County and an instructor at Santa Barbara City College before entering the House.

Following the death of her husband, Representative Walter Capps, Lois Capps won the then-22nd District seat by defeating Republican Tom Bordonaro in a special election on March 10th, 1998. She was sworn into the 105th Congress on March 17th. Capps successfully defended her seat against the same opponent in a general election that November, and commenced her first full term in office. In 2000, Capps retained her seat, defeating Republican Mike Stoker with 53% of the vote. After her re-election in 2002, Lois became the representative for the newly redistricted 23rd District. In November 2004, she was reelected by a substantial margin, defeating Republican challenger Don Regan by 63% to 34%. Read More...

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