Zoe Lofgren (born December 21, 1947) is the U.S. Representative for California's 19th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1995. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is based in San Jose.
She is the ranking member on both the House Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight, and on the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.
A Bay Area resident, Lofgren attended Gunn High School (1966) in Palo Alto and while in high school, Lofgren was a member of the Junior State of America, a student-run political debate, activism, and student governance organization. She earned her B.A. at Stanford University (1970) and a J.D. at Santa Clara University School of Law (1975).
In 1978 she married John Marshall Collins.
Returning to San Jose, Lofgren worked in Edwards' district office, while at the same time earning her law degree. After two years as partner at an immigration law firm in San Jose, she was elected first to a community college board, then to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, where she served for 13 years...
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