CARDOZA, DENNIS A., a Representative from California; born in Merced, Merced County,
Calif., March 31, 1959; B.A., University of Maryland, College Park, Md., 1982;
businessman; Atwater, Calif., city council, 1984-1987; member of the California
general assembly, 1996-2002; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Eighth
and to the four succeeding Congresses until his resignation on August 15, 2012
(January 3, 2003-August 15, 2012).