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Rep. Jay Obernolte

Representative for California’s 8th District


Obernolte is the representative for California’s 8th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Obernolte is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the attack on the Capitol, Obernolte voted for the exclusion of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania — states narrowly won by Democrats — from the count of Electoral College votes that determined the next President of the United States. Legislators voting to disenfranchise these states were fooled by, or actively participated in, the same lies, conspiracy theories, and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the insurrection at the Capitol.
Photo of Rep. Jay Obernolte [R-CA8]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Obernolte is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Obernolte has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 11, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Jay Obernolte sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Some of Obernolte’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Obernolte voted Yea

Obernolte voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to May 2021, Obernolte missed 3 of 156 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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