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Barbara Lee's Biography

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 13, Democratic

Contact Information

1301 Clay Street
Suite 1000-N
Oakland, CA 94612

300 Estudillo Avenue
Room C
San Leandro, CA 94577

1470 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601

1550 Oak Street
2nd Floor Staff Room
Alameda, CA 94501

Albany Community Center
1249 Marin Avenue
Albany, CA 94706

2470 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Barbara J. Lee




2 Children: Craig, Tony

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

El Paso, TX

Home City:

Oakland, CA



Masters, Social Work, University of California at Berkeley School of Social Welfare, 1975

BA, Mills College, 1973

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 13, 1998-present

Regional Whip, United States House of Representatives

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 13, 2018

Senator, California State Senate, 1996-1998

Assembly Member, California State Assembly, 1990-1996

Campaign Coordinator, Northern California, Shirley Chisholm for President, 1972

Member, Fourth Amendment Caucus, present

Member, Adoption Caucus

Member, Arts Caucus

Member, Bicameral Global AIDS

Member, Bike Caucus

Member, Caribbean Caucus

Member, Caucus on India and Indian Americans

Member, Commission on the Status of Women

Member, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

Chair, Congressional Black Caucus

Member, Congressional Black Caucus Global AIDS Task Force

Co-Chair, Congressional Black Caucus Haiti Task Force

Member, Congressional Black Caucus Minority Business Task Force

Co-Chair, Congressional Black Caucus Outreach Task Force

Member, Congressional Black Caucus Outreach Task Force

Member, Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues

Member, Congressional Caucus on Korea

Chair, Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus (COPC)

Whip, Congressional Progressive Caucus

Member, Democratic Caucus

Member, Disability Caucus

Member, Emergency Task Force

Member, Ethiopia Caucus

Member, Food Safety Caucus

Member, Global Climate Change Caucus

Member, Goods Movement Caucus

Member, Hispanic Working Group

Member, Historic Preservation Caucus

Member, House Oceans Caucus

Member, Human Rights Caucus

Member, Hunger Caucus

Member, International Conservation Caucus

Member, Malaysia Trade, Security, and Economic Cooperation Caucus

Member, Mental Health Caucus

Former Member, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Member, Native American Caucus

Member, Organic Caucus

Member, Poor People’s Caucus

Member, Port Security Caucus

Member, Pro-Choice Caucus

Member, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus

Member, Sustainable Development Caucus

Member, Task Force on Tobacco and Health

Member, The Young Voter's Project

Member, Universal Health Care Caucus

Member, Vision Caucus

Member, Women’s Caucus


Founder, Community Health Alliance for Neighborhood Growth and Education (CHANGE)

Chief-of-Staff, Representative Ronald Dellums, United States House of Representatives, 1976-1986

Member, Advisory Board, Alameda Boys Club

Member, Black Women Organized for Political Action

Member, Board of Directors, Bay Area Black United Fund

Member, Brain Injury Task Force

Board Member, California Coastal Conservancy

Member, California Commission on Status of Women

Founder, California Commission on the Status of African-American Males

Member, California Defense Conversion Council

Chair, California Rainbow Coalition

Member, Democratic Immigration Task Force

Member, District Export Council

Member, Education and Job Training Task Force

Board Member, Finance Committee, California Democratic Party

Member, Health and Medicine Task Force

Member, John George Democratic Club

Member, League of Women Voters

Member, Livable Communities Task Force

Chair, National Conference of State Legislatures, Women's Network

President, National Conference of State Legislature, Women's Network

Member, Niagara Democratic Club

Founder, Ronald V. Dellums Democratic Club

Member, Safe Neighborhoods Task Force

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Friends of FACTS Award, Families to Amend California's Three Strikes, LA, 2002; CWA Conference Award, 2001; HIV/AIDS Community Service Award, African American Task Force, 2001; Allen Temple Baptist Church Honors, 2001; Humane Legislator, American Humane Association, 2002; The Greenlining Academy Award, Greenlining Institutes 9th Economic Summit, 2002; Auxillia Chimosoro Award, UCSF AIDS Research, 2001; Certificate of Congratulations, Bay Capital Business and Professional Women, 2003; Award of Appreciation, A Safe Place, 2003; Union Heroine Award, Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union, Local 2850, 2001; Women of Color Resource Center Award, 2001; HIV/AIDS Community Service Award, Alameda County Office of AIDS Ten Women Campaign, 2002; Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Award, Western States Legal Foundation & Tri-Valley Communities Against Radioactive Env., 2002; Plaque, Society of American Law Teachers Board of Governors, 2002; Certificate of Recognition, Imani Baptist Church, 2002; Patriotic Service Award, 2001; Ten Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area, 2001; Recognition, Physicians for Social Responsibility, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, 2002; Justice Clinton White Profile in Courage Award, 2002; Honor, East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission, 2003; Award, Oakland East Bay Democratic Club, 2001; National Legislator of the Year, California Public Health Association, North, 2003; Citizen of the Year Award, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 2001; Sean MacBride Prize, International Peace Bureau, 2002; 2001 Ten Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area Award, City Flight News Magazine, 2002; One Hundred Black Men of the Bay Area Lifetime Achievement Award, 2001; Leif Eriksson Peace Award, Peace 2000 Institute in Reykjavik, Iceland, 2002; MLK Celebration Award, Taylor Memorial Church, 2002 Outstanding Contribution to Social Work Policy Award, University of California, MSW Class of 1975, 2002; Beloved Community Award, Community Learning Program at the University of Creation Spirituality, 2002; Woman of Valor Award, Northern California Sections of the Negro Council of Negro Women, 2002; Woman of the Year Award, Business and Professional Women's Federation Church of God in Christ National Chapter, 2002; Edward F. Snyder Award, 2001; Outstanding Community Service Award, 34th Annual Conference Sponsored by the National Association of Black Social Workers Inc., 2002; Certificate of Appreciation, Economic Development Alliance for Business, 2001; Distinguished Public Health Legislator of the Year Award, American Public Health Association in San Francisco, 2003; A Season for Nonviolence Recognition Award, Redwood Sequoia Congress, 2001; Willie L. Brown Jr. Leadership Award, 2001; Dean's Appreciation Award, University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare, 2001; ANWR Award, Alaska Wilderness Coalition, 2001; Howard Thurman Award, Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, 2001; Sisters of Fire Award, 2002; Inter-Action's Congressional Service Award, 2001; National Peacemaker Award, Houston Peace and Justice Center, 2003; Aachen Peace Prize, Aachen Peace Foundation in Germany, 2002; Who's Who in Congress Award, Bay Area Life Membership Committee 32nd Annual Banquet at the NAACP, 2003; Physicians for Social Responsibility Award, 2003; Woman of Achievement - Government Award, Isle City Business and Professional Women, 2003; National Parks Conservation Association Award, 2001; Humanitarian Award, 45th Annual City Wide Revival, Baptist Ministries Union of Oakland & Vicinity, 2002; Mary Rhodes Award, Loretto Women's Network in Kansas, 2002

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