Lynn Woolsey

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Rep. Lynn Woolsey, born in Seattle, Washington on November 3, 1937, is the Democratic representative serving the 6th Congressional District of California. She was first elected to Congress in 1992.

Woolsey is one of the co-chairs of Congressional Progressive Caucus. The other chair is Barbara Lee.

As a young single, working mother, Woolsey was on welfare for a time to make ends meet. She has four children and five grandchildren.



  • graduated from Lincoln High School, Seattle, Wash.
  • attended the University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., 1955-1957
  • B.S., University of San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif., 1980


  • human resources manager and personnel service owner; teacher, Marin Community College, Indian Valley, Calif.
  • instructor, Dominican College of San Rafael, Calif.

Political history

  • member, Petaluma, Calif., city council, 1984-1992
  • vice mayor, Petaluma, Calif., 1989 and 1992
  • elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-present). [1]

Sponsored legislation

H.R. 508-110To require United States military disengagement from Iraq, to provide United States assistance for reconstruction and reconciliation in Iraq, and for other purposes.
March 20, 2007: House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee Hearings Held.


Washington DC Office
2263 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5161
Fax: (202) 225-5163

Marin Office
1050 Northgate Drive
Suite 354
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone:(415) 507-9554
Fax: (415)507-9601

Sonoma Office
1101 College Avenue
Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 542-7182
Fax: (707) 542-2745

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