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Who Really Represents California?
Meet Your Member: Rep. Diane E. Watson (CA-33)
Source: Congressional Pictorial Directory, 109th Congress.
|WATSON, Diane Edith, a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 12, 1933; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1956; M.S., California State University, Los Angeles, Calif., 1987; attended the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, Calif., 1987; psychologist; faculty, California State University, Los Angeles, Calif., 1969-1971; health occupation specialist, Bureau of Industrial Education, California Department of Education, 1971-1973; member of the Los Angeles, Calif., unified school board, 1975-1978; member of the California state senate, 1978-1998; United States Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, 1999-2000; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Julian Dixon, and reelected to the two succeeding Congresses (June 5, 2001-present).
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 2006.
|Summary data about Rep. Diane E. Watson|
|% of Vote Received in Last General Election*||88.58 %|
|Special Interest Money Ranking||421 out of 433|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Ranking||396 out of 433|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Ranking||371 out of 433|
|Contributions from Small Donors Ranking||397 out of 433|
|Contributions from PACs Ranking||410 out of 433|
|Total Contributions from Lobbyists, 2000-2005||$ 11,200|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 3,965|
|Total Privately Funded Travel†||$ 10,001 to $ 20,000|
|Yrs of Service||4.5|
|Privately Funded Travel (with years-of-service multiplier)**||$ 10,001 to $ 20,000|
|Total Contributions from Out-of-State 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 98,724|
|% of Contributions from Out-of-State††||17.40 %|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 26,860|
|Contributions from Small Donors||$ 593,839|
|Contributions from Small Donors Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 156,632|
|% of Contributions from Small Donors||51.20 %|
|Contributions from PACs, 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 509,580|
|% of Total Contributions from PACs||29.70 %|
|Contributions from Business PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 40,966|
|Contributions from Labor PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 69,471|
|Contributions from PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 129,052|