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Barbara Boxer

Personal data
Date of birthNovember 11, 1940(age 75)
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseStewart Boxer
ChildrenDouglas Boxer
Nicole Boxer
ResidenceRancho Mirage, California
Alma materBrooklyn College (Bachelor of ArtsB.A.)
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 1993
Serving with Dianne Feinstein
Preceded byAlan Cranston
Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Assumed officeJanuary 4, 2007
Chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics
Assumed officeJanuary 4, 2007
Preceded byGeorge Voinovich
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 6th district
In officeJanuary 3, 1983 - January 3, 1993
Succeeded byLynn C. Woolsey
Preceded byPhillip Burton

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Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is the junior United States Senator from California (since 1993). A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1983 � 1993).

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Boxer graduated from Brooklyn College. She worked as a stockbroker for several years before moving to California with her husband. During the 1970s, she worked as a journalist for the Pacific Sun and as an aide to U.S. Representative John L. Burton. She served on the Marin County Board of Supervisors for six years and become the board's first female president. With the slogan "Barbara Boxer Gives a Damn", she was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1982, representing California District 6. She sat on the House Armed Services Committee, and was involved in government oversight, passing several procurement reforms.

Boxer won the 1992 election for the U.S. Senate. She holds the record for the most popular votes in any U.S. Senate election in history, having received 6.96 million votes in her 2004 re-election. Boxer is the chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee and the chair of the Select Committee on Ethics, making her the only senator to preside over two committees simultaneously. She is also the Democratic Chief Deputy Whip.

She is currently twenty-third in seniority in the United States Senate.

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