|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from California's 34th district
July 11, 2017
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 51st district
December 3, 2012 - July 11, 2017
|Born||November 25, 1974|
Fullerton, California, U.S.
|Education||University of California, Los Angeles (BA)|
Harvard University (MPP)
Jimmy Gomez (born November 25, 1974) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California's 34th congressional district since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the California State Assembly from 2012 to 2017. On June 6, 2017, he won a special election to replace Xavier Becerra in Congress, after Becerra resigned to become Attorney General of California. On July 11, 2017, Gomez was officially sworn in. He was reelected in 2018.
Born and raised in Southern California, Gomez is the child of immigrant parents who moved to California from Mexico in the early 1970s.
Gomez earned his B.A. in political science from University of California, Los Angeles and his master's degree in public policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Gomez was a member of the California State Assembly, representing District 51. He was first elected in November 2012 and reelected in 2014 with over 83% of the vote. California's 51st Assembly District includes Northeast Los Angeles and unincorporated East Los Angeles. He served as State Assembly Majority Whip from 2013 to 2014.
Gomez was a member of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Before being elected to the Assembly in 2012, he was the political director for the United Nurses Association of California, an affiliate of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
On December 5, 2016, Gomez announced his candidacy for the special election to succeed Xavier Becerra in the United States House of Representatives for California's 34th congressional district. Gomez received endorsements from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), among others.
On April 4, 2017, Gomez came in first during the special election. Since he did not receive a majority of the votes, he faced fellow Democrat Robert Lee Ahn, the runner-up, in a special runoff election on June 6, 2017. Gomez won with 60% of vote.
|Democratic||Jimmy Gomez (incumbent)||20,621||99.7|
|Republican||Stephen C. Smith (write-in)||54||0.3|
|Democratic||Jimmy Gomez (incumbent)||42,261||83.6|
|Republican||Stephen C. Smith||8,277||16.4|
|Democratic||Jimmy Gomez (incumbent)||62,366||100.0|
|Libertarian||Mike Everling (write-in)||7||0.0|
|Democratic||Jimmy Gomez (incumbent)||110,036||86.1|
|Democratic||Robert Lee Ahn||17,610||40.8%|
|Democratic||Jimmy Gomez (incumbent)||54,661||78.7|
|Libertarian||Angela Elise McArdle||5,804||8.4|
|Democratic||Jimmy Gomez (incumbent)||110195||72.5|
| Member of the California Assembly
from the 51st district
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 34th congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority