Representative Doris O. Matsui's Biography

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 6, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 6
  • Astrological Sign:

    Libra

  • Favorite Book:

    Team of Rivals; Lyndon B. Johnson, Master of the Senate; To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Favorite Movie:

    The American President, Forrest Gump, I Am Sam, Crash, The House of Sand and Fog, Born on the 4th of July, Grapes of Wrath, 12 Angry Men, Michael Clayton.

  • Favorite Musician:

    Classical music, especially Mozart, and music that reminds me of Sacramento... my staff has given me some great tunes by the Deftones, Bucho! and Cake

  • Favorite Quote:

    "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
    - Barack Obama
    "Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
    "We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something." - Sandra Day O'Connor
    "We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something." - John Adams

  • Favorite TV Shows:

    The Evening News, Good Day Sacramento, PBS Programming

  • Priority Issues:

    Rep. Matsui grew up on a farm in Dinuba, California and met her husband, the late Congressman Bob Matsui, while earning her Bachelors Degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She has one son, Brian, who is a practicing attorney in the Washington, DC area. She has two young grandchildren, Anna and Robby.

  • Rep. Matsui currently serves on the Smithsonian Institution's Board of Regents overseeing the operation of the Institution and its world renown museums.

  • Before coming to Congress, Representative Matsui, served on numerous advisory boards, community organizations, and honorary committees in Sacramento and in Washington, DC. She was President and Chairwoman of the Board for the KVIE public television station in Sacramento, and she served in leadership capacities for the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento Children's Home, Meridian International Center, Arena Stage, and Woodrow Wilson Center Board of Trustees.

  • Another top priority of Rep. Matsui's is improving Sacramentos transportation systems. Helping to meet our areas transportation needs in the future requires an investment in our region's public transit and roadway infrastructure. This investment will not only be good for families and business alike, but will help clean up our air and preserve our quality of life.

  • Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui represents the Sacramento region in the United States House of Representatives making sure her constituent's voices are heard in Washington, D.C. She is a member of two of the House's most powerful committees. the House Rules Committee and the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.

  • Prior to representing Sacramento in Congress, Rep. Matsui worked for six years as a senior advisor to President Bill Clinton. After her work at the White House, Rep. Matsui represented clients as a government relations adviser to a large Washington, D.C. law firm.

  • One of Rep. Matsui's top priorities has been to increase the level of flood protection in the Sacramento area. As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Matsui was able to secure the authorization for the critical Folsom Dam Joint Federal Project. This spillway will significantly increase the level of flood protection in the Sacramento region within the next decade.

 

Contact Information

Campaign Email
Sacramento4Doris@gmail.com

Campaign Webmail
http://www.matsuiforcongress.com/node/6

Campaign Website
http://www.matsuiforcongress.com/

Campaign Website - Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doris-Matsui/6277148057

Campaign Website - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/SacramentoforDoris?feature=watch

Washington, D.C. Webmail
http://matsui.house.gov/contact/

Washington, D.C. Website
http://matsui.house.gov/

Capitol Website - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/RepDorisMatsui

Capitol Website - Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/doris.matsui

Capitol Website - Twitter
http://twitter.com/#!/dorismatsui

Campaign
Post Office Box 1738
Sacramento, CA 95812
Phone: 916-551-1429

Washington, D.C.
2434 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-0506

Phone: 202-225-7163
Fax: 202-225-0566

District
Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
501 I Street
Suite 12-600

Sacramento, CA 95814-7305

Phone: 916-498-5600
Fax: 916-444-6117

Key Staff
Jonelle L Trimmer
Press Secretary
2434 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-7163
E-mail: http://matsui.house.gov/email.asp

Key Staff
Care F Chmiel
Scheduler/Executive Assistant
2434 Rayburn House Office Building`
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-7163
E-mail: http://matsui.house.gov/email.asp

Key Staff
Julie D eddy Rokala
Chief of Staff
2434 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-7163
E-mail: http://matsui.house.gov/email.asp