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Barbara LeeDEMDemocrat United States Representative, CA-13
76
Years of Age
31
Years of Experience
CAResidence (state)

Barbara Jean Lee (née Tutt; born July 16, 1946) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for California's 13th congressional district. Now in her 12th term, Lee has served since 1998, and is a member of the Democratic Party. The district, numbered as the 9th district from 1998 to 2013, is based in Oakland and covers most of the northern part of Alameda County. According to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, it is one of the nation's most Democratic districts, with a rating of D+40.Lee is a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (2009–2011) and the chair emeritus and former co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (2005–2009). She is the vice chair and a founding member of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus. Lee has also co-chaired the House Democratic Steering Committee since 2019. She has played a major role in the antiwar movement, notably in her vocal criticism of the Iraq War and for being the only member of Congress to vote against the authorization of use of force following the September 11 attacks.

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Campaign Funding

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18
$1,839,973
Total Raised
$1,745,801
Total Spent
$132,303
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Retired$133,855
79%
Lawyers/Law Firms$107,438
73%
Health Professionals$99,053
51%
Real Estate$68,386
45%
Education$60,528
42%
Business Services$57,427
36%
Transportation Unions$49,050
36%
Public Sector Unions$48,525
31%
Democratic/Liberal$42,139
29%
Human Rights$39,482
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
University of California, Berkeley
Master of Social Work
1975
Mills College at Northeastern
Bachelor of Arts
1973
San Fernando High School
1964
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Representative
United States House of Representatives, California
2013 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives, California
1998 - 2013
Senator
California State Senate
1997 - 1998
Assembly Member
California State Assembly
1991 - 1997
Co-Chair
Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, United States House of Representatives
Regional Whip
United States House of Representatives
Chief-of-Staff
Representative Ronald Dellums, United States House of Representatives
1976 - 1986
Campaign Coordinator
Northern California, Shirley Chisholm for President
1972
Founder
Community Health Alliance for Neighborhood Growth and Education (CHANGE)
Other Experience1 - 75 of 75
Delegate
Democratic National Convention
1972
Board Member
California Coastal Conservancy
Member
California Defense Conversion Council
Member
District Export Council
Board Member
Finance Committee, California Democratic Party
Chair
California Rainbow Coalition
Former Member
Industrial Relations Committee, California State Assembly
Founder
California Commission on the Status of African-American Males
Founder
Ronald V. Dellums Democratic Club
Member
Health and Medicine Task Force
Member
Livable Communities Task Force
Member
Education and Job Training Task Force
Member
Safe Neighborhoods Task Force
Member
California Commission on Status of Women
Member
Brain Injury Task Force
Member
League of Women Voters
Member
Bicameral Global AIDS
Member
The Young Voter's Project
Member
Niagara Democratic Club
Member
John George Democratic Club
Member
Task Force on Tobacco and Health
Member
Board of Directors, Bay Area Black United Fund
Member
Black Women Organized for Political Action
Member
Emergency Task Force
Member
Democratic Immigration Task Force
Member
Commission on the Status of Women
Member
Advisory Board, Alameda Boys Club
Member
Hispanic Working Group
President
Women's Network, National Conference of State Legislature
Member
Fourth Amendment Caucus
Current
Chair
Congressional Black Caucus
2009 - 2011
Member
Malaysia Trade, Security, and Economic Cooperation Caucus
Member
Global Climate Change Caucus
Member
Goods Movement Caucus
Member
International Conservation Caucus
Member
Mental Health Caucus
Chair
Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus (COPC)
Co-Chair
Congressional Black Caucus Outreach Task Force
Co-Chair
Congressional Black Caucus Haiti Task Force
Former Member
Appropriations Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Business and Professions Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Housing and Land Use Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Revenue and Taxation Committee, California State Assembly
Member
Organic Caucus
Member
Native American Caucus
Member
Hunger Caucus
Member
Human Rights Caucus
Member
House Oceans Caucus
Member
Ethiopia Caucus
Member
Disability Caucus
Member
Democratic Caucus
Member
Congressional Caucus on Korea
Member
Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
Member
Congressional Black Caucus Outreach Task Force
Member
Congressional Black Caucus Minority Business Task Force
Member
Bike Caucus
Member
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Member
Sustainable Development Caucus
Member
Caribbean Caucus
Member
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
Member
Historic Preservation Caucus
Member
Caucus on India and Indian Americans
Member
Congressional Black Caucus Global AIDS Task Force
Member
Women's Caucus
Member
Vision Caucus
Member
Arts Caucus
Member
Adoption Caucus
Member
Food Safety Caucus
Member
Universal Health Care Caucus
Member
Pro-Choice Caucus
Member
Port Security Caucus
Member
Poor People’s Caucus
Whip
Congressional Progressive Caucus