Anna Eshoo

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Anna Eshoo ()
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Committees: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Anna Georges Eshoo, a Democrat, has represented the 14th District of California in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1993.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Eshoo voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Support for gun control

Eshoo cosponsored H.R. 1312 (Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2005) on July 28, 2005.[2]

On March 9, 2007, she cosponsored H.R. 1022 (Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2007).[3]

Main article: U.S. gun legislation


Eshoo was born December 13, 1942 in New Britain, Connecticut. She received an associate of arts degree from Canada College in Redwood, CA in 1975. She was an administrative assistant to the speaker pro tempore of the California Assembly (1980-81) and a member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and a Democratic National Committeewoman from California (1980-1992) before entering the U.S. House.[1] She is currently the only Assyrian-American member of Congress.[2]

Top legislative priorities include[3]:

  • "Technology: Continued investment in research and innovation to keep America competitive.
  • Women and Families: Equal pay, protection of pensions, and freedom of choice.
  • Healthcare: Access to affordable, quality health care for all Americans."

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Rob Smith to face Eshoo in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [4] In 2006, the Greens nominated Carol Brouillet to challenge Eshoo in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [5] Eshoo retained her seat.

2008 elections

This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the California superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.

Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Anna Eshoo, as a superdelegate, had endorsed Barack Obama for President.

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.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Google Inc$ 34,550
Stanford University$ 24,700
eHealth Inc$ 22,600
Kleiner, Perkins et al$ 20,200
Gilead Sciences$ 18,600
Facebook Inc$ 17,800
Hewlett-Packard$ 17,500
Altos Eye Physicians$ 15,600
Oracle Corp$ 15,140
DISH Network$ 14,500
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Anna Eshoo
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • At-Large Democratic Whip in the 108th Congress

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Anna Eshoo. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 205 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-8104 Fax: 202-225-8890
    Webform email
District offices
  • 698 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    Ph: 650-323-2984, 408-245-2339 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
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Articles and resources


  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  2. Thomas page on H.R. 1312
  3. Thomas page on H.R. 1022
  4. Advisory Board, Institute on Religion and Public Policy, accessed June 29, 2008.


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