Dennis Cardoza

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Dennis A. Cardoza, a Democrat, has represented the 18th District of California in the U. S. House of Representatives since 2003.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Cardoza was born March 31, 1959 in Merced, California. He grew up in Atwater, California and graduated from Atwater High School. He was educated at the University of Maryland, College Park. He served as a city council member for the City of Atwater and the City of Merced and was a Member of the California State Assembly before entering the U.S. House.

Cardoza defeated his embattled former boss, Congressman Gary Condit, in the March 2002 Democratic Party primary election.

"Cardoza's centrist philosophy is highlighted in his role as co-chair of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of 35 moderate to conservative House Democrats committed to fiscal responsibility."[1]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated John Kanno to face Cardoza in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Cardoza 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, Dennis Cardoza, as a superdelegate, had endorsed her for President.

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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

More Background Data

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

Articles and resources

Local blogs and discussion sites


DC Office:
435 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-6131
Fax: 202-225-0819
Web Email

District Office- Merced:
2222 M Street, Suite 305
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: 209-383-4455
Fax: 209-726-1065

District Office- Modesto:
1321 I Street, Suite 1
Modesto, CA 95354
Phone: 209-527-1914
Fax: 209-527-5748

District Office- Stockton:
137 East Weber Avenue
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: 209-946-0361
Fax: 209-946-0347

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