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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from California's 34th district
|Assumed office |
July 11, 2017
|Preceded by||Xavier Becerra|
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 51st district
December 3, 2012 – July 11, 2017
|Preceded by||Steven Bradford|
|Succeeded by||Wendy Carrillo|
|Born||November 25, 1974|
Fullerton, California, U.S.
|Education||University of California, Los Angeles (BA)|
Harvard University (MPP)
Jimmy Gomez (born November 25, 1974) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California's 34th congressional district since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the California State Assembly from 2012 to 2017. On June 6, 2017, he won a special election to replace Xavier Becerra in Congress, after Becerra resigned to become Attorney General of California. On July 11, 2017, Gomez was officially sworn in. He was reelected in 2018 and in 2020.
Early life and education
California State Assembly
Gomez was a member of the California State Assembly, representing the 51st district. He was first elected in November 2012 and reelected in 2014 with over 83% of the vote. California's 51st Assembly district includes Northeast Los Angeles and unincorporated East Los Angeles. He served as State Assembly Majority Whip from 2013 to 2014.
Gomez was a member of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Before being elected to the Assembly in 2012, he was the political director for the United Nurses Association of California, an affiliate of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
U.S. House of Representatives
On December 5, 2016, Gomez announced his candidacy for the special election to succeed Xavier Becerra in the United States House of Representatives for California's 34th congressional district. Gomez received endorsements from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), among others.
On April 4, 2017, Gomez came in first during the special election. Since he did not receive a majority of the votes, he faced fellow Democrat Robert Lee Ahn, the runner-up, in a special runoff election on June 6, 2017. Gomez won with 60% of vote.
Gomez was challenged in the 2020 election by Macarthur Park Neighborhood council board member, and fellow Democrat David Kim. On November 3, Gomez defeated Kim in a closer than expected race, winning 53 percent of the vote to Kim’s 47 percent.
On October 1, 2020, Gomez co-signed a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that condemned Azerbaijan’s offensive operations against the Armenian-populated enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, denounced Turkey’s role in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and called for an immediate ceasefire.
- Congressional Progressive Caucus
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus
- Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
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|Democratic||Jimmy Gomez (incumbent)||20,621||99.7|
|Republican||Stephen C. Smith (write-in)||54||0.3|
|Democratic||Jimmy Gomez (incumbent)||42,261||83.6|
|Republican||Stephen C. Smith||8,277||16.4|
|Democratic||Jimmy Gomez (incumbent)||62,366||100.0|
|Libertarian||Mike Everling (write-in)||7||0.0|
|Democratic||Jimmy Gomez (incumbent)||110,036||86.1|
|Democratic||Robert Lee Ahn||17,610||40.8%|
|Democratic||Jimmy Gomez (incumbent)||54,661||78.7|
|Libertarian||Angela Elise McArdle||5,804||8.4|
|Democratic||Jimmy Gomez (incumbent)||110,195||72.5|
- Debbie L. Sklar (June 7, 2017). "Traditionally Latino congressional seat stays with Latino: Korean-American defeated". My News LA. City News Service.
- Sarah D. Wire (July 11, 2017). "Jimmy Gomez sworn into Congress". Los Angeles Times.(subscription required)
- "Elections 2018: Congressman Jimmy Gomez wins first full term in California's 34th District against Kenneth Mejia". Daily News. November 6, 2018. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
- "Biography". Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez California District 51. December 13, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
- "Jimmy Gomez's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
- Melanie Mason (December 5, 2016). "Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez joins race to succeed Rep. Xavier Becerra in Congress". Los Angeles Times.(subscription required)
- Christine Mai-Duc (January 17, 2016). "Who's in and who's out in the race to replace Rep. Xavier Becerra in Congress". Los Angeles Times.(subscription required)
- "California Election Results: 34th Congressional District". The New York Times. November 3, 2020. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
- Kyle Cheney (June 28, 2017). "Gomez to be sworn in to House on July 11". Politico.
- "Senate and House Leaders to Secretary of State Pompeo: Cut Military Aid to Azerbaijan; Sanction Turkey for Ongoing Attacks Against Armenia and Artsakh". The Armenian Weekly. October 2, 2020.
- Staff, Politico. "Meet the contenders for Biden's Cabinet". POLITICO. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
- "Caucus Members". Congressional Progressive Caucus. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
- "Members". Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Archived from the original on May 15, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
- "Members". Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
- Mai-Duc, Christine (June 8, 2017). "Jimmy Gomez on winning the 34th District: 'Was that a dream?'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
- Lundquist, Paulette (October 25, 2017). "Gomez". TheHill. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jimmy Gomez.|
- Congressman Gomez official U.S. House website
- Campaign website
- Jimmy Gomez at Curlie
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
| Member of the California Assembly
from the 51st district
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 34th congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority