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Linda Sanchez (D)
|Leadership:||No leadership position|
|Committees:||House Committee on Ways and Means, House Committee on the Judiciary|
|(subcommittees and past assignments)|
| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: N/a
Incumbent running: Yes, for a different seat
2012 candidates for CA-38
|Confirmed:||Linda Sanchez, Benjamin Campos|
|Possible:||None so far|
|Out:||None so far|
|(more info & editing for CA-38)|
Record and controversies
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Linda Sanchez was born January 28, 1969 in Orange, California, earned her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley and in 1995 her Juris Doctor degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, and was an attorney specializing in labor law prior to her public service career. She is the sister of Representative Loretta Sanchez, making Linda and Loretta Sanchez the only sister pair to ever serve in Congress.
In 1998 Sanchez joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441 and became a compliance officer. In 2000 she was unanimously elected to the position of Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the Orange County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
Sanchez started her political career after a new 39th Congressional District was created following the 2000 Census (the old 39th district had very different boundaries). She finished first in a six person primary for the Democratic Party nomination in March 2002. She won the primaries with 33.5% of the vote, with the second place candidate receiving 29.3%. She went on to win the general elections against Republican Tim Escobar by a 54.9 to 40.8 margin. She ran unopposed in the Democratic Primaries in 2004, and faced Escobar again in the general elections. She defeated Escobar by a margin of 60.7 to 39.3.
Following Hurricane Katrina in late August 2005, President George W. Bush suspended the Davis-Bacon Act, a 1934 law which requires government contractors to pay prevailing wages. Linda Sánchez was a very vocal critic of the suspension, and lead the fight to reverse it . Sánchez eventually won, as Bush reverted himself on October 26 .
Money in Politics
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.
The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Linda Sanchez. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information.
The "revolving door" refers to the passage of staffers between government and industry employment. Former staff for members of Congress often use the connections and knowledge they gained as public employees to help their new employers – often lobbying firms – influence their former employers and institutions.
Privately funded travel
The following is drawn from Linda Sanchez's travel disclosure forms. Corporations and other organizations can pay for trips by members of Congress and their staff as long as it is related to official business (though some trips have been glorified junkets). How to use this information.
The following is drawn from Linda Sanchez's personal financial disclosure forms. Close study of the data has often revealed conflicts of interest by members of Congress. How to use this information.
Committees and Affiliations
- House Committee on Education and Labor
- Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
- Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
- House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats
- Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere
- House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- House Committee on the Judiciary
- Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims
- House Committee on Homeland Security
Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)
- House Committee on Government Reform
- Subcommittee on Criminal Justice Drug Policy and Human Resources
- Subcommittee on National Security Emerging Threats and International Relations
- House Committee on the Judiciary
- Subcommittee on Task Force on Antirust
- Subcommittee on Courts the Internet and Intellectual Property
- Subcommittee on Immigration Border Security and Claims
- House Committee on Small Business
Coalitions and Caucuses
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus
- Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
Boards and other Affiliations
- Member, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 441, 1998-present
More Background Data
District Office- Lakewood:
4007 Paramount Boulevard
Lakewood, CA 90712
Articles and resources
- Official website
- Bio from the official Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Bio in the Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
- Bio from the National Women's Political Caucus
- Linda Sanchez's Colbert Report interview. (Other Colbert Report interviews with members of Congress)
- Open Secrets - 2006 congressional races database