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Encyclopedia > Anna Eshoo
Anna Eshoo
Anna Eshoo

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 14th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 5, 1993
Preceded by Tom Campbell
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born December 13, 1942
New Britain, Connecticut
Political party Democratic
Spouse George Eshoo (Divorced)
Religion Roman Catholic

Anna Georges Eshoo (born December 13, 1942) is an American politician who has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 14th District of California, the heart of Silicon Valley (see map). Image File history File links Anna_eshoo. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... California congressional districts since 2003. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Nickname: Hardware City Location within the state of Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Central Connecticut Incorporated (town) 1850 Incorporated (city) 1870 Consolidated 1905 Government type Mayor-council  - Mayor Timothy T. Stewart Area    - City 34. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... A view of downtown San Jose, the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley. ...

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Family

She was born in New Britain, Connecticut of Assyrian and Armenian heritage.[1] She is a Chaldean Catholic and is the oldest of three children. She has a brother, Frederick Kenneth Georges, and a sister, Veronica May Georges. Her sister is married to Lawrence Patrick Purcell and they have two children, Celine and Alexander Purcell. She was married to attorney George Eshoo, is now divorced, with two children Karen and Paul. She resides in the city of Atherton, California. Nickname: Hardware City Location within the state of Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Central Connecticut Incorporated (town) 1850 Incorporated (city) 1870 Consolidated 1905 Government type Mayor-council  - Mayor Timothy T. Stewart Area    - City 34. ... Languages Assyrian, Chaldean, Turoyo Religions Christianity Related ethnic groups other Semitic peoples Assyrians are an ethnic group whose origins lie in what is today Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria, but who have migrated to the Caucasus, North America and Western Europe during the past century. ... The Chaldean Catholic Church aka the Chaldean Church of Babylon is an Eastern Rite sui juris (autonomous) particular church of the Roman Catholic Church, maintaining full communion with the Pope in Rome. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


Education

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San Mateo County Board of Supervisors

  • She was elected a member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and served two full terms and two years of her third, which amounted to 10 years from 1983-1993.

San Mateo County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area. ...

United States House of Representatives

Council Member Diane Howard, Arts Commissioner Don Saye and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
  • In 1993 she was elected to the U.S. House.
  • She was elected by her colleagues as an At-Large Democratic Whip in the 108th Congress in 2003-present.
  • Member of House Intelligence Committee, where she is the ranking member on the Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence (appointed in January 2003).
  • Serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • Serves on the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet.
  • Serves on the House Medical Technology Caucus and the 21st Century Health Care Caucus.
  • Serves on the Subcommittee on Health.
  • She co-chairs the Congressional E-911 Caucus, the House Medical Technology Caucus and
  • Serves as Vice Chair of the 21st Century Health Care Caucus.

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Political Experience

  • President, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, 1986
  • Democratic National Committee, 1981-1992
  • Chief of Staff, California Assembly Speaker pro tempore of the California Assembly Leo McCarthy, 1981-1982.
  • Chair, San Mateo Democratic Party, 1978-1982.
  • Arcata National Corporation, 1966-1970
  • Aluminum Company of America, 1963-1966
  • Fellow, Coro Leadership.

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Civil Rights

  • Anna Eshoo was a strong supporter of the Gay Rights movement. In 1992 when a mailer was directed at Supervisor Tom Nolan (who was also running for the congressional seat), Anna Eshoo stood fast in defending him, his record and years of service. Tom Nolan later moved out of the county having been elected to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and serving as the first openly gay Supervisor in the county's history.
  • Authored an amendment to H.R. 2601, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, to protect indigenous Assyrian Christians in Iraq from continuing religious persecution and political exclusion.

The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also... It has been suggested that Assyrian people be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the religous people known as Christians. ... This article may contain original research or unverified claims. ...

Notation

She is currently the only Assyrian American member of Congress and one of two Armenian American members of Congress. Languages Assyrian, Chaldean, Turoyo Religions Christianity Related ethnic groups other Semitic peoples Assyrians are an ethnic group whose origins lie in what is today Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria, but who have migrated to the Caucasus, North America and Western Europe during the past century. ...


Organizations

  • Chair, San Mateo County General Hospital Board of Directors, 1984-1992
  • Member, American Association of University Women
  • Former Chair, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
  • Former Member, Bay Conservation and Development Commission
  • Democratic Activists for Women Now
  • Junior League of Palo Alto
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Member, League of Women Voters
  • Co Founder, San Mateo Women's Hall of Fame.

Technology Legislation

Based in the Silicon Valley, Congresswoman Eshoo has taken leadership roles in introducing legislation for innovation in technology. A view of downtown San Jose, the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley. ...

  • In November 2005, Rep. Eshoo led the House Democratic Caucus in introducing The Innovation Agenda – A Commitment to Competitiveness to Keep America #1. Representative Eshoo developed this comprehensive policy in conjunction with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and others after extensive consultation with Silicon Valley and tech leaders around the country, venture capitalists, and scholars.
  • Rep. Eshoo authored a bill authorizing electronic signatures.
  • Eshoo introduced controversial legislation to help alleviate the proliferation of unsolicited email, known as Spam. The U.S. House of Representatives passed The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (S. 877), which authorizes a “Do Not Spam” list, regulates commercial email, and imposes fines on spammers.
  • Eshoo authored the Consumer Internet Privacy Enhancement Act of 2001 (H.R. 237),
  • As founding member of the Internet Caucus, she created a program to provide discounts to schools and libraries for Internet access.
  • She co-chairs the House Medical Technology Caucus.
  • Authored The Computer Donation Incentive Act

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Eshoo and Youth

  • Congresswoman Eshoo, a leader in her interaction with the youth of the nation, created student advisory boards in 1996. The boards consist of youth from her congressional district, whom advise her on policies and make recommendations, and are located in both San Mateo and Santa Cruz. The students attend bi-weekly meetings and choose one topic to focus on each year. Past topics have included medicine, foreign affairs, and the media.
  • Eshoo hosts a congressional arts competition, which students can apply to win.

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