Cal Dooley

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Cal Dooley

Calvin M. "Cal" Dooley (born January 11, 1954 in Visalia , California ) is an American politician . Between 1991 and 2005 he represented the state of California in the US House of Representatives .


Cal Dooley grew up on his parents' farm and attended Hanford Union High School through 1972 . He then studied agriculture at the University of California in Davis until 1977 and then economics at Stanford University until 1987 . Then worked as a rancher. At the same time he embarked on a political career as a member of the Democratic Party . From 1987 to 1990 he worked for the California State Senator Rose Ann Vuich .

In the 1990 congressional election , Dooley was elected to the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC , in the 17th  constituency of California , where he succeeded Charles Pashayan , whom he had previously defeated, on January 3, 1991 . After six re-elections, he was able to complete seven legislative terms in Congress by January 3, 2005 . Since 1993 he has represented the 20th district of his state there as the successor to Bill Thomas . During his time as a congressman, the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 , the Iraq war and the military operation in Afghanistan fell . In 2002 he voted as one of 81 Democratic MPs for the Iraq war. He later regretted his vote at the time.

In 1994 he renounced another candidacy. Since the end of his tenure in the US House of Representatives, Dooley has held senior positions in business. Since 2008 he has been CEO of the American Chemistry Council , the trade association for American chemical companies. Previously, he was President and CEO of the Food Products Association and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, among others . Cal Dooley is married and has two daughters.

For 2018 he was awarded the Chemical Industry Medal .

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