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Wally Herger (R)

Elected: 1986 (8th term)
Hometown: Marysville
Born: May 20, 1945; Sutter County, Calif.
Religion: Mormon
Family: Wife, Pamela Herger; eight children
Education: American River College, A.A. 1967; California State U., Sacramento, attended 1969
Career: Rancher; gas company executive
Political Highlights: Calif. Assembly, 1981-87; U.S. House, 1987-present
Committees: Ways & Means ( Human Resources - chairman; Trade)
Address: 2268 Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Ave. and S. Capitol St., S.W., Washington, DC, 20515-0502
Phone: (202) 225-3076
Fax: (202) 225-1740
E-mail: www.house.gov/writerep
Web site: www.house.gov/herger

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated: February 16, 2001). To suggest updates and corrections: politics.feedback@cq.com


Record and Rankings
RECORD AND RANKINGS

CQ Voting Studies are an annual analysis of a member's support or opposition to a given position. Interest Group Ratings are based on rankings from groups chosen to represent liberal, conservative, business and labor viewpoints.Voting Participation scores are based on the number of times a member voted "yea" or "nay" on roll call votes (not including quorum calls in the House).

CQ Vote Studies
Year Presidential
Support
Party
Unity
  S* O* S O
1998 22% 76% 93% 4%
1997 27 68 93 3
1996 32 65 95 4
1995 15 85 97 2
1994 36 56 90 3
1993 20 77 94 4
1992 73 16 90 4
1991 68 30 86 8
1990 69 30 94 4
S=Support; O=Oppose

Voting Participation
Year %
1998 96
1997 95
1996 98
1995 99
1994 94
1993 98
1992 94
1991 95
1990 98
Interest Groups
Year ADA AFL-CIO CCUS ACU
1998 0% n/a 88% 100 %
1997 5 0 90 96
1996 0 0 100 100
1995 0 0 100 92
1994 5 0 91 100
1993 5 0 91 100
1992 5 25 75 95
1991 5 18 89 100
1990 6 8 79 96

Note on Interest Groups: ADA=Americans for Democratic Action; AFL-CIO=American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations; CCUS=Chamber of Commerce of the United States; ACU=American Conservative Union

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999) AT A GLANCE
AT A GLANCE
Major Industry | Military Bases | Population | Cities | People | Race | Median Household Income | Unusual Features

CALIFORNIA 2 : North and East - Chico; Redding

The 2nd is one of the largest districts in the state, encompassing California's northeast corner. The district borders Oregon to the north and Nevada to the east and is California's least densely populated district. Two of its counties, Sierra and Nevada, are named for the mountain range that runs through them.

Only a couple of population centers dot this timber-heavy district, which is largely white and Republican. A large, rural Mormon population in the northern part of the district helps solidify the Republican vote. Two counties, Siskiyou and Plumas, have a noticeable Democratic tilt. Redding, the largest city in the district, sits in Shasta County, about 160 miles north of Sacramento. To the south in Butte County is Chico, home to a California State U. campus.

The 2nd has looked for ways to boost tourism and recreation in recent years as the major industry, timber, fell in a steady decline in the 1990s. It also had to fight to save its agriculture industry from harsh weather - after flooding in 1997, all of the district's 10 counties were declared disaster areas.

Major Industry
Timber, agriculture, tourism, health care

Military Bases
Beale Air Force Base, 3,500 military, 540 civilian; Sierra Army Depot, 23 military, 515 civilian (1998)

Population
573,226 (1990)

Cities
Redding, 78,500; Chico, 52,700 (1998, est.); Paradise, 26,350 (1996, est.)

People
40% rural; 16% age 65+ (ranks third of 52 in state; top third nationally); 58% married couples, 24% married couples with children; 16% college educated (ranks 35 of 52 in state; middle third nationally); 55% white collar (34 of 52 in state; middle third nationally), 25% blue collar (ranks 22 of 52 in state; middle third nationally) (1990)

Race
92% white, 1% black, 2% Asian; 6% Hispanic origin (1990)

Median Household Income
$24,807 (ranks 49 of 52 in state; bottom third nationally) (1990)

Unusual Features
Dormant Mount Shasta volcano is the southernmost peak of the Cascade Mountains; Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico; Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole fell from a stage onto a group of photographers at a rally in Chico in 1996.

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999)


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