Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Geriatric Millionaires That Represent Californians

Current US House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, aged 72, daughter of Baltimore politician Thomas D'Alasandro Jr. represents the smallest congressional district in the US, the 8th district in California, four fifths of the city and county of San Francisco.  She is married to Paul Frank Pelosi.  She's one of the richest members of congress, with assets in excess of $58 million dollars, including Bay Area real estate, a vineyard in St. Helena, CA and Apple stock

Dianne Feinstein, San Francisco native and long-time veteran of the city's political scene is a 79 year old Democrat and the senior senator from the state of California.  Not a fan of the 2nd amendment, in fact, opposed to guns in general, she admitted in 1996 that " I know the urge to arm yourself, because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. When I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick, I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out I was going to take them with me.”
 In 2005 her net worth was estimated between $43 million and $99 million.

The junior senator from California is Barbara Boxer, a 72 year old Democrat from Marin County, north of San Francisco.  Her daughter was briefly married to Tony Rodham, former first lady Hillary Clinton's brother.  Her assets are estimated to be from over $1.2 million to slightly less than $6 million

Maxine Waters, a 74 year old Democrat from Los Angeles, represents the 35th congressional district in the US House. She has a net worth estimated to be between $2.5 million and $5.5 million.  Her second husband Sid played in the NFL.


The US Representative from the 30th district in the Golden State is 73 year old Democrat Henry Waxman of Los Angeles.  A graduate of UCLA law school, Waxman has made an effort to ban the use of tobacco in major league baseball.  For a member of congress, he's relatively impoverished, with an estimated wealth of between $600,000 and $1.7 million.

Doris Matsui is the Democrat that represents the 5th congressional district in California, active in the Clinton presidential campaign, she worked in the Clinton administration, lobbied in Washington and successfully ran for office in 2004.  She's a youthful 68 years old and has an estimated net worth of between $800,000 and $2.5 million.

Congressman George Miller of Martinez, CA, represents the 7th district.  A Democrat, 67 years of age, he's only been able to accumulate a small fortune of between a quarter of a millions dollars and a little over a $1 million, according to estimates.

Barbara Lee, just 66 years old, is the Democratic  representative of the California house district 9 and lives in Oakland, CA.  Her wealth is estimated to be somewhere between a paltry quarter of a million dollars and an insignificant half a million.


Lois Capps, a Democrat from Santa Barbara, represents the 23rd district, a strip along the Pacific Coast north of Los Angeles.  She's now coming into her prime at age 74 and has a net worth of between $4 million and $5 million.

The 14th district in California, which includes Silicon Valley, is represented by Democrat Anna Eshoo, 70 years old, of Atherton, CA.  She's reputed to have a net worth of between $1 million and $2.5 million.


Current California governor, occasional presidential aspirant and sometime Democrat Jerry Brown was also the state governor from 1975 to 1983 when he was romantically linked with chanteuse Linda Ronstadt.  Brown has now reached the age of 74, Ronstadt is 66 and hasn't released a recording in six years but Governor Moonbeam is still going strong, in spite of medical problems like basal-cell carcinoma on his nose and early stage prostrate cancer.  Brown and his wife Ann, formerly an executive with Gap, have combined holdings that total somewhere in the millions.

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