Lynn Woolsey

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Lynn C. Woolsey (born November 3, 1937) is a former U.S.wikipedia
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Congressional Progressive Caucus

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She was a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and was its co-chair from 2010 until her retirement in 2013.
Additional House Members joined soon thereafter, including Major Owens (D-NY), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), David Bonior (D-MI), Bob Filner (D-CA), Barney Frank (D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Patsy Mink (D-HI), George Miller (D-CA), Pete Stark (D-CA), John Olver (D-MA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Jared Huffman

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She was succeeded in her Marin district by Jared Huffman.
After 20-year Democratic incumbent Lynn Woolsey announced her retirement, Huffman entered the race to run for her seat in the 2nd District, which had been renumbered from the 6th in redistricting.

Petaluma, California

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She later became a human resources manager and personnel service owner, a teacher at the College of Marin and the Dominican University of California, and a member of the Petaluma, California, City Council before entering the House.
Lynn Woolsey, U.S. Representative from California

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She was educated at the University of Washington, where she became a member of Alpha Phi sorority, and at the University of San Francisco.
Lynn Woolsey (Sigma – Washington) – Member of the United States House of Representatives

Barbara Boxer

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In 1992, five-term Congresswoman Barbara Boxer gave up her seat to make a successful run for the Senate.

Bill Filante

In the general election, she faced Republican Assemblyman Bill Filante, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor and did not actively campaign.
In the end, Democrat Lynn Woolsey won handily.

Keith Ellison

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Other Democratic House members arrested were Jim McGovern, Donna Edwards, Keith Ellison and John Lewis.
Ellison was arrested along with seven other people including U.S. Representatives James McGovern, John Lewis, Donna Edwards, and Lynn Woolsey for civil disobedience in April 2009 when they spoke at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, D.C. to protest that the president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, had asked international aid groups bringing food, health care and water, to leave Darfur.

Jim McGovern (American politician)

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Other Democratic House members arrested were Jim McGovern, Donna Edwards, Keith Ellison and John Lewis.
McGovern was arrested again at the Sudanese embassy on April 27, 2009, this time accompanied by Reps John Lewis (D-Georgia), Donna Edwards (D-Maryland), Lynn Woolsey (D-California), and Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota).

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Donna Edwards

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Other Democratic House members arrested were Jim McGovern, Donna Edwards, Keith Ellison and John Lewis.
Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota), Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virginia), and Lynn Woolsey (D-California).

United States House of Representatives

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Lynn C. Woolsey (born November 3, 1937) is a former U.S. Representative for, serving from 1993 to 2013.

Marin County, California

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The district she represented included all of Marin County and most of Sonoma County.

Sonoma County, California

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The district she represented included all of Marin County and most of Sonoma County.

Welfare

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Woolsey, who described herself as "the first former welfare mother to serve in Congress," was one of two members of the House to have been on welfare; the other is Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI).

Gwen Moore

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Woolsey, who described herself as "the first former welfare mother to serve in Congress," was one of two members of the House to have been on welfare; the other is Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI).

2012 United States elections

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On June 28, 2011, Woolsey announced that she would not run for re-election in the 2012 election.

University of Washington

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She was educated at the University of Washington, where she became a member of Alpha Phi sorority, and at the University of San Francisco.

University of San Francisco

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She was educated at the University of Washington, where she became a member of Alpha Phi sorority, and at the University of San Francisco.

College of Marin

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She later became a human resources manager and personnel service owner, a teacher at the College of Marin and the Dominican University of California, and a member of the Petaluma, California, City Council before entering the House.

Dominican University of California

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She later became a human resources manager and personnel service owner, a teacher at the College of Marin and the Dominican University of California, and a member of the Petaluma, California, City Council before entering the House.

United States Senate

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In 1992, five-term Congresswoman Barbara Boxer gave up her seat to make a successful run for the Senate.

Republican Party (United States)

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In the general election, she faced Republican Assemblyman Bill Filante, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor and did not actively campaign.

Iraq War

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Woolsey was an outspoken opponent of the War in Iraq.

2003 invasion of Iraq

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On October 10, 2002, she was among 133 members of the House who voted against authorizing the invasion of Iraq.