Sam Farr

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Sam Farr

American politician from California, member of the Democratic Party , member of the 112th United States Congressadd

Category: Politics

Born in 1941.

Countries: United States (56%), Cuba (22%), California (22%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: California, Clint Eastwood, Leon Panetta

Linked to: Democratic Party, Harvard University, Santa Clara University, Willamette University




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Sam Farr was born in 1941 add something


Farr joined the Peace Corps in 1964 and served for two years as a volunteer in Colombia. add something


In 1975, he ran for and won a seat on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. add something


In 1980 he was elected to the California State Assembly, where he became a champion for the organics industry and wrote one of the country’s strictest oil spill liability laws. add something


Fred Keeley - Keeley served in that capacity until March 1984 when then-Assembly Member Sam Farr hired Keeley to be his chief of staff


Farr was elected to the House of Representatives in 1993 through a special election when former Congressman Leon Panetta resigned to become President Clinton’s budget director. add something


He served in the Assembly until his election to Congress in 1993. add something


Farr was elected to his first full term in 1994. add something


Clint Eastwood - At times, he has supported Democrats in California, including Representative Sam Farr in 2002 and Governor Gray Davis, whom he voted for in 1998 and hosted a $5,000 per ticket fundraiser for in 2003.


As vice-chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Farr successfully increased clean-up funds from $221 million to $271 million for military bases closed prior to 2005 . add something


During a trip in 2007, Farr spoke in front of the Colombian Congress and was awarded the Orden del Congreso de Colombia. add something


He voted for the $700 billion Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. add something


Farr participated in a rollout of the group with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in July 2008. add something


On November 12, 2015, he announced his retirement from Congress after the 2016 elections add something