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John Garamendi

Born: Jan 24, 1945

Birthplace: Camp Blanding

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

John Garamendi

Date of Birth : Jan 24, 1945
Birth Place : Camp Blanding

John Raymond Garamendi is an American rancher, businessman, politician and member of the Democratic Party who has represented areas of Northern California between San Francisco and Sacramento, including the city of Fairfield, in the United States House of Representatives since November 2009. Garamendi was previously the California Insurance Commissioner from 1991 to 1995 and 2003 to 2007, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior from 1995 to 1998 and the 46th Lieutenant Governor of California from 2007 until his election to Congress. Garamendi was born in Camp Blanding, Florida and raised in Mokelumne Hill, California. He earned a B.A. in business from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, then served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia from 1966 to 1968. He was elected to the California State Assembly in 1974, serving a single term before being elected to the California State Senate in 1976, where he served for four terms until 1990. During this time he had a spell as Majority Leader and ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nominations for Governor of California in 1982 and for California State Controller in 1986.


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Also known as

  • John Raymond Garamendi


  • Mary Jane Garamendi
  • Raymond V. Garamendi


  • Patricia Garamendi


  • John Garamendi Jr.
  • Ashley Garamendi
  • Christina Garamendi
  • Autumn Garamendi
  • Genet Garamendi
  • Elizabeth Garamendi
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