Former Rep. Lynn Woolsey

Democrat  •  California 10 Terms  •  Sworn In 1993
Last Term 2011 - 2013 View All


Woolsey was born November 3, 1937 in Seattle, Washington, was educated at the University of Washington and the University of San Francisco, and was a human resources manager and personnel service owner, a teacher at the College of Marin and the Dominican University of San Rafael, and a member of the Petaluma, California City Council before entering the House.

In 1992 Woolsey ran to to succeed Congresswoman Barbara Boxer who successfully made a bid for the Senate. Woolsey, as the only Sonoma County candidate, defeated Republican Assemblyman Bill Filante, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor and was unable to campaign much. She hasn't faced serious opposition since. Read More...

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