Linda Sanchez

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Linda Sanchez ()
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Committees: House Committee on Ways and Means, House Committee on the Judiciary
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Linda Sánchez, a Democrat, has represented the 39th Congressional District of California in the United States House of Representatives since 2003.


Record and controversies

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Official Conduct Investigation

Currently Sanchez and her sister, Rep. Loretta Sanchez are under investigation by the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. The Committee is reviewing whether either member of Congress broke House rules when three of Rep. Loretta Sanchez's aides were put on her payroll in late 2006. This occurred after an embezzlement scandal left her sister's office short on funds.[1]

In the first quarter of 2009, Sanchez did not report any legal fees, while Rep. Loretta Sanchez reported $6,000 in legal fees.[2]

Iraq War

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

Resigning from the CHC

As a response to Chairman Joe Baca's alleged name-calling controversy in January of 2007, Sanchez resigned from the caucus on April 12, 2007. [3]


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 [1]. Sánchez eventually won, as Bush reverted himself on October 26 [2].

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated James L. Andion to face Sanchez in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [3] Sanchez 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, Linda Sanchez, as a superdelegate, had endorsed Barack Obama for President.

Money in Politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Girardi & Keese$ 14,000
Metlife Inc$ 12,000
Akin, Gump et al$ 10,500
National Assn of Real Estate Investment Trusts$ 10,500
Air Line Pilots Assn$ 10,000
American Crystal Sugar$ 10,000
American Federation of Teachers$ 10,000
American Resort Development Assn$ 10,000
American Society of Anesthesiologists$ 10,000
Boeing Co$ 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 Linda Sanchez
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)

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

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


DC office
  • 2423 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-6676 Fax: 202-226-1012
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District offices
  • 4007 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712
    Ph: 562-429-8499 Fax: (none entered)
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