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Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D, CA-19]
District 19, California


Congressman Jimmy Panetta is dedicated to public service and proudly serves California’s 20th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. First elected to Congress in 2016, he was sworn in as member of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2017. Congressman Panetta represents California’s Central Coast, a diverse and beautiful region covering all of Monterey and San Benito Counties and southern portions of Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. Growing up in Monterey County, Congressman Panetta knows what makes the Central Coast a special place.

In 2007, he volunteered for active duty and was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He worked with Special Forces units and as a result of his meritorious service in a combat zone, Congressman Panetta was awarded the Bronze Star. In addition to serving his nation in uniform, Congressman Panetta served as a board member of the Veterans Transition Center where he focused on ending veterans’ homelessness and improving resources for his fellow veterans and their families. He also pushed for the opening of Monterey County’s first Veterans Treatment Court to ensure veterans receive the services they earned. Moreover, Congressman Panetta worked with local leaders and veterans to establish the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery on the former Fort Ord. Based on his commitment to serving those who have served our nation, Congressman Panetta was honored to be named a Monterey County Veteran of the Year in 2015.

Most recently before his election to Congress, Congressman Panetta served his community as a deputy district attorney for Monterey County, which includes the city of Salinas. In this role, he prosecuted violent gang members to pursue justice for victims, protect families and make communities safer. Congressman Panetta graduated from the University of California at Davis with an undergraduate degree in International Relations and received his law degree from Santa Clara University.

Jimmy Panetta is married to Carrie McIntyre Panetta, a Superior Court judge in Monterey County, and they have two daughters, Siri and Gia.


D.O.B 10/01/1969
Location California
Office 406 Cannon House Office Building
Party Democrat
Phone 202-225-2861

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