BACA, Joe, (1947 - )


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Photography Collection

BACA, Joe, a Representative from California; born in Belen, Valencia County, N.M., January 23, 1947; graduated from California State University, Los Angeles, Calif., 1971; United States Army, 1966-1968; member of the California state assembly, 1992-1999; member of the California state senate, 1999; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Sixth Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative George E. Brown, and reelected to the six succeeding Congresses (November 16, 1999-January 3, 2013); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012.