Daniel (Dan) Hamburg (born October 6, 1948) is an American politician and a former Democratic Party Congressman and 1998 Green Party gubernatorial candidate from California. He remains active in the Green Party.
|Member of the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors|
from the 5th district
|Assumed office |
January 4, 2011
|Preceded by||J. David Colfax|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from California's 1st district
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Frank Riggs|
|Succeeded by||Frank Riggs|
|Born||October 6, 1948|
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
|Spouse(s)||Carrie -stage name: Marietta Klenofsky (pianist)|
Hamburg was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Jean (Milton) and Walter Hamburg. His family was Jewish. He attended Stanford University and graduated in 1971. He then lived in Ukiah, California, where he founded an alternative school and served on the city planning commission from 1976 to 1981. He also founded a cultural study program in China.
Hamburg served on the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors from 1981 to 1985. In 1992, he was elected to California's 1st congressional district, beating incumbent Frank Riggs. While in Congress he was named one of People magazine's "sexiest people on the Hill" and as one of People's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 1993. In 1994, a national backlash against Democrats helped Riggs to defeat Hamburg in a rematch. Hamburg became a member of the Green Party; in 1998 he ran for California governor as a Green. He was the first Green Party of California candidate for Governor ever, and finished third among seven candidates with 104,117 votes for 1.3% of the total vote. During the 2000 presidential election Hamburg backed Green presidential candidate Ralph Nader. In November 2010 Hamburg was elected for a second time to the 5th District seat on the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors. Hamburg ran unopposed for a third term in June 2014.
Hamburg became executive director of Voice of the Environment, and on December 8, 2004, was arrested along with his wife Carrie for trying to deliver a letter to Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell concerning alleged voter fraud in Ohio in the 2004 U.S. presidential election.
|Year||Democrat||Votes||Pct||Republican||Votes||Pct||3rd Party||Party||Votes||Pct||3rd Party||Party||Votes||Pct|
|1992||Dan Hamburg||119,676||48%||Frank D. Riggs||113,266||45%||Phil Baldwin||Peace and Freedom||10,764||4%||Matthew L. Howard||Libertarian||7,500||3%|
|1994||Dan Hamburg||93,717||47%||Frank D. Riggs||106,870||53%||*|
|Steve W. Kubby||Libertarian||73,845||0.88|
|Gloria Estela LaRiva||Peace and Freedom||59,218||0.71|
|Nathan E. Johnson||American Independent Party||37,964||0.45|
|Harold H. Bloomfield||Natural Law||31,237||0.37|
- "Green Party Officeholders". Green Party of the United States. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014.
- "CA Secretary of State - Vote98". California Secretary of State. Archived from the original on November 9, 2010. Retrieved October 17, 2010.
- Mendocino County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder (November 23, 2010). "Election Summary Report: County of Mendocino". County of Mendocino. Retrieved June 29, 2011.
- "Voice of the Environment". Archived from the original on 2004-11-27.
- "Former Congressmen Arrested By Wal-Mart Manager For Protesting The Store Where A Decriminalization Petitioner Was Arrested Days Before". NORML. February 24, 2000. Retrieved October 17, 2010.
- Hamburg, Daniel (August 18, 2001). "Politics and Spirituality: A Personal Journey".
- "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2007-07-25. Retrieved 2007-08-08.
- United States Congress. "Daniel Hamburg (id: H000096)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Dan Hamburg for Supervisor
- Voice of the Environment
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 1st congressional district