Brad Sherman

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U.S. Representative

Brad Sherman ()
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Committees: House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on the Judiciary
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Brad J. Sherman, a Democrat, has represented the 27th District of California in the United States House of Representatives since 1997.


Record and controversies

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In 2008 Sherman was paid $11,000 by the Aeros corporation for his election campaign. (See money section below) Then in 2010 Sherman requested $4,000,000 in earmarks specifically for the Aeros corporation so that they could develop a "Rigid Aeroshell Variable Buoyancy Air Vehicle". [[|]]

Iraq War

Sherman voted for 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

Sherman cosponsored H.R. 1022 (Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2007) on March 15, 2007.[2]

Main article: U.S. gun legislation


Sherman was born October 24, 1954 in Los Angeles, California. He was educated at the University of California, Los Angeles and at Harvard Law School, and was a lawyer and accountant before entering the House.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Peter Christopher Hankwitz to face Sherman in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Sherman retained his 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, Brad Sherman, as a superdelegate, had endorsed her 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)
Rosen Partners$ 19,500
Walt Disney Co$ 16,450
Capital Group Companies$ 15,000
United Food & Commercial Workers Union$ 15,000
Deloitte LLP$ 12,810
NorPAC$ 12,550
Credit Union National Assn$ 11,000
Bordan Shoe Co$ 10,200
American Land Title Assn$ 10,000
American Maritime Officers$ 10,000
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 Brad Sherman
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)

  • House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology
  • House Committee on International Relations
    • Subcommittee on Africa Global Human Rights and International Operations
    • Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation - Ranking Minority Member
  • House Committee on Science
    • Subcommittee on Energy
    • Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Democratic Homeland Security Task Force
  • New Democrat Coalition

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Board Member, California Common Cause, 1985-1989
  • California State Bar Association

More Background Data

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


DC office
  • 2242 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-5911 Fax: 202-225-5879
    Webform email
District offices
  • 5000 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 420, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    Ph: 818-501-9200 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. 1022


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