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Joe Baca, Sr.'s Biography
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Joe Baca, Sr.
Wife: Barbara; 4 Children: Joe Jr., Jeremy, Natalie, Jennifer
BA, Sociology, California State University, Los Angeles, 1971
Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 35, 2012
Senator, California State Senate, 1998-1999
Assembly Member, California State Assembly, 1992-1998
Speaker Pro Tempore, California State Assembly, 1995-1998
Member, Armenian Caucus
Member, Blue Dog Coalition
Member, Cancer Caucus
Member, Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
Member, Congressional Diabetes Caucus
Whip, Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Arts Task Force
Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Communications Task Force
Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Corporate America Task Force
Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Technology Task Force
Co-Chair, Congressional Sex and Violence in the Media Caucus
Member, Democratic Caucus Homeland Security Task Force
Vice Chair, Democratic Caucus Immigration Task Force
Member, Democratic Israel Working Group
Member, Goods Movement Caucus
Member, House Army Caucus
Member, Military Veterans Caucus
Member, Native American Caucus
Member, Nursing Caucus
Co-Chair, Out of Poverty Caucus
Member, Steering Committee
Member, United States-Mexico Congressional Caucus
Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, 2007-2008
Community Relations, General Telephone and Electric
Co-Owner, Interstate World Travel
Laborer, Santa Fe Railroad Yard
Semi-Professional Baseball Player
Co-Founder, Interstate World Travel, 1989
Served, Specialist E-4, United States Army, 1966-1968
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Board Member, Arrowhead United Way
Board Member, Future Leaders of America
Board Member, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
Board Member, Parent Teachers Association
Board Member, Saint Thomas More Parish
Board Member, San Bernadino Boys and Girls Club
Member, San Bernadino Kiwanis Club
Board Member, San Bernadino Valley Community College
Board Member, San Bernadino Valley Foundation of Youth Athletics
Board Member, San Gorgonio Council of the Girl Scouts of America
Founder, Youth Education and Motivation Program
District Trustee, San Bernardino Valley College, 1979-1983
Shining Shoes, Delivering Newspapers
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