Congresswoman Doris Matsui has been the Sacramento region’s U.S. Representative since 2005 and is running to represent California’s new 7th Congressional District. As a Member of Congress, Doris fights for the needs of the Sacramento region and works to ensure that the voices of her district’s constituents are heard in Congress. She represents the issues that are important to all in the region, including creating jobs, improving economic security for working families, ensuring access to affordable, quality health care and education, supporting our seniors, and improving the Sacramento region’s flood protection and transportation infrastructure while combating climate change.
Doris was appointed to the important House Energy and Commerce Committee in 2008, where she serves on the health, energy, and technology subcommittees. As a senior member of the Committee, she crafts legislation addressing the critical issues facing our nation today, including policies related to health care, energy, technology, consumer protection, food safety, environmental quality, and American manufacturing.
In addition to her committee work, Doris holds leadership positions in a number of Congressional Caucuses, where she leads on issues important to Sacramento and the nation. She serves as the Co-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families, Co-Chair of the Congressional High-Tech Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Caucus.
Doris grew up on a family farm in the Central Valley. She met her husband, the late Congressman Bob Matsui, while attending the University of California, Berkeley. Before being elected to the House of Representatives, Doris worked as a member of President Clinton’s transition team, and served in the Clinton Administration as Deputy Assistant to the President.
Doris has a son, Brian, and a daughter-in-law, Amy, and two grandchildren, Anna and Robby. She is happily married to Roger Sant.