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Barbara Boxer (American Politician)
Date of Birth:
November 11, 1940
Barbara Levy Boxer is an American Democratic politician and the current junior U.S. Senator from the State of California. She holds the record popular votes in a statewide contested election in California, having received 6,955,728 ballots, in her 2004 re-election over former Republican Secretary of State Bill Jones.
Boxer was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992, becoming one of the first two female Jewish senators, along with Dianne Feinstein. Throughout her career, Boxer has been a vocal advocate for environmental issues, abortion rights, gun control, and medical research. She is generally classified as a progressive or liberal in the left wing of her party and is often in conflict with conservative groups. Her electoral margins have increased each time she has sought re-election. With the 110th Congress convening, Boxer has taken position as Chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. She is the first woman to chair the Committee.