January 19, 2011
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) issued the following statement in response to her re-election as Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation, which consists of 34 Members. Rep. Lofgren was first elected chair in June 2003, and has subsequently been re-elected at the beginning of every Congress since.
I’m humbled that my Democratic colleagues from the great state of California have re-elected me as Chair of our delegation. As a life-long resident of California, I’m immensely honored to continue my work bringing our delegation together to advocate for our state. The entire California Congressional Delegation—Democrats and Republicans—is not only the largest delegation in the nation, with 53 Members, but is also well positioned to help California because of the seniority of our Delegation. And with 34 Democratic Members, the Democratic Congressional Delegation has more Members than any other states combined delegation. I will continue to work in a bipartisan way with my Republican counterpart and his delegation as we have in the past. And I look forward to working with the newly elected Brown Administration in California and continuing to work with the Obama Administration on behalf of California’s families.
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is serving her ninth term in Congress representing most of the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County. Congresswoman Lofgren is Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation consisting of 34 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California.