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Richard William Pombo (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 1/8/1961 (Tracy, CA)
Race: White
Religion: Catholic
Residence: Tracy, CA
Education: no degree in business from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Occupation: Farming/Ranching
Office Type: U.S. House -- California District 11 

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Richard Pombo was born in Tracy, Calif., where he still lives. Pombo attended Tracy schools and the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, majoring in business administration.

Pombo managed his family's cattle ranching and trucking business. He served on the Tracy City Council from 1991 to 1992. Pombo was first elected to the U.S. House in 1992.

Pombo and his wife, Annette, have three children.

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Richard Pombo won a seat in the U.S. House in 1992 with 48 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Patricia Garamendi.

He was re-elected in 1994 with 62 percent, defeating Democrat Randy Perry. In 1996, he was re-elected with 59 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Jason Silva. In 1998, he defeated Democrat Robert Figueroa with 61 percent of the vote.

In 2000, Pombo beat defeated Tom Santos with 58 percent of the vote. He was re-elected in 2002, defeating Elaine Shaw with 60 percent of the vote.

Pombo was elected to the Tracy City Council in 1990 and served as mayor pro tem.

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