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Julia Brownley

Julia Brownley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 26th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by David Dreier
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 41st district
In office
December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2012
Preceded by Fran Pavley
Succeeded by Chris Holden
Personal details
Born

(1952-08-28) August 28, 1952


Aiken, South Carolina, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Divorced
Children 2
Alma mater Mount Vernon College for Women
American University
Religion Episcopalianism

Julia A. Brownley (born August 28, 1952) is an American politician who has been the United States Representative for California's 26th congressional district since 2013. Previously she served in the California State Assembly from 2006 to 2012.[1] She is a Democrat. Before her political career, she worked in marketing and sales.[2]

Contents

  • Early life, education, and career 1
  • California State Assembly (2007-2013) 2
    • Elections 2.1
    • Tenure 2.2
    • Committee assignments 2.3
  • U.S. House of Representatives (2013-Present) 3
    • Elections 3.1
      • 2012 3.1.1
      • 2014 3.1.2
    • Political positions 3.2
    • Committee assignments 3.3
  • Electoral history 4
  • Personal life 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early life, education, and career

Brownley grew up in Virginia in a Republican family. Brownley received a bachelor's degree in political science from Mount Vernon College for Women in 1975 and a master's degree in business administration from American University in 1979.[3][2]

Brownley served on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education from 1994-2006. During her time on the school board, she served three terms as president.[4]

California State Assembly (2007-2013)

Brownley during her tenure in the California State Assembly

Elections

In 2006, she ran for the California State Assembly in California's 41st Assembly District.[3] Brownley won a five-way Democratic primary with 35% of the vote.[5] Brownley won the general election with 62% of the vote.[5][6] In 2008, she won re-election to a second term with 66% of the vote.[7] In 2010, she won re-election to a third term with 59% of the vote.[8] Brownley was term-limited in 2012, having served the maximum of three terms in the Assembly permitted under California law.[9]

She was endorsed by the League of Conservation Voters.[10]

Tenure

In 2010, Brownley authored a bill that would have banned all plastic shopping bags. The bill did not pass.[11][12]

Committee assignments

Brownley served on the following California State Assembly committees:[13]

  • Aging and Long-Term Care Committee
  • Education Committee (Chair)
  • Higher Education Committee
  • Judiciary Committee
  • Legislative Budget Committee
  • Natural Resources Joint Legislative Budget Committee
  • Select Committee on Community Colleges

U.S. House of Representatives (2013-Present)

Elections

2012

In February 2012, Brownley announced her candidacy for California's 26th congressional district.[14] The district had previously been the 24th district, represented by 13-term Republican Elton Gallegly. In the general election, Brownley defeated Republican Tony Strickland by a margin of 53%-47%.[15]

She was endorsed by Emily's List[16] and Planned Parenthood.[17]

2014

Brownley is ran for re-election in 2014, facing Republican Jeff Gorell in the general election.[18] Brownley is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program, which is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents. After Republican candidates garnered over 50% of the vote in the June 2014 blanket primary, the Cook Political Report changed the rating of the race from "Leans Democratic" to "Toss-up."[19][20] The election did become a close race, making for closer scrutiny of the results. Initial results show Brownley winning 51% to 49%, with about 4,000 votes separating the candidates.[21]

Political positions

Brownley supports the DREAM Act, the Affordable Care Act, and same-sex marriage. She has advocated in favor of increased insurance company regulation, job training funds, toxic clean-up, and increased public education funding.[22] Since her election to Congress, Brownley has voted with the Democratic Party 93% of the time.[23]

Committee assignments

Electoral history

California's 26th congressional district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
General election
Democratic Julia Brownley 87,176 51.3
Republican Jeff Gorell 82,653 48.7
Total votes 169,829 100.0
Democratic hold
California's 26th congressional district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tony Strickland 49,043 44.1
Democratic Julia Brownley 29,892 26.9
Total votes 111,169 100.0
General election
Democratic Julia Brownley 139,072 52.7
Total votes 263,935 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

Personal life

Brownley is divorced and has two children.[2]

References


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return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


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local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

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External links

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
David Dreier
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 26th congressional district

2013–present
Incumbent
United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Susan Brooks
United States Representatives by seniority
309th
Succeeded by
Cheri Bustos


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