Candidate Details

John Garamendi

House - Incumbent

Congressman John Garamendi currently represents California’s 3rd District in Washington, but has been in public service in some form or another since 1974. He has served as a State Senator and Assemblyman, the US Deputy Secretary of the Interior (under Pres. Clinton), a member of a Peace Corps delegation that helped negotiate peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea, California Insurance Commissioner, and most recently California’s Lieutenant Governor (under Gov. Schwarzenegger) until 2009.  Currently serving on the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Garamendi is an outspoken proponent of US leadership in the international community and a strong supporter of Israel and a two-state solution. He has been a close ally of J Street in Congress, and he was one of the earliest cosponsors of House Resolution 326, which reaffirms Congress’s commitment to two-state solution and opposes settlement expansion and annexation.