Grace Napolitano

Democrat for CA-US House, 31

First elected in 1998

Date of birth: 12/4/1936

Top issues: Environment, Drought, Transportation and Infrastructure, Mental Health, Immigration

Committees: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure— Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment; Subcommittee on Aviation, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit; Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials; Committee on Natural Resources— Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.

Former profession: Ford Motors (20 years)

Education: Cerritos College; Texas Southernmost College

Election Outlook: Safe

Did you know?

Grace launched her first political campaign, for city council, with $35,000 she borrowed against her home, and won the election by just 28 votes.