Mary Bono Mack

Member + U.S. House of Representatives
Born Oct 24, 1961

Mary Bono Mack is the U.S. Representative for, and previously the 44th, serving since 1998. She is a member of the Republican Party. The district is based in Palm Springs and includes most of central and eastern Riverside County. Bono Mack sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee, and is Chairwoman for the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. Bono Mack is the only Republican woman in California's congressional delegation.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on October 24, 1961.
1963 1 Year Old Bono Mack was born Mary Whitaker in Cleveland, Ohio, to Clay Whitaker, a physician and World War II veteran, and Karen Whitaker, a chemist. In 1963, in her second year, she moved with her parents to South Pasadena, California.


1984 22 Years Old Bono Mack worked her way through the University of Southern California, graduating in 1984 with a bachelor of arts in art history. … Read More
1986 24 Years Old In 1986, Bono Mack married singer and actor Sonny Bono and moved to Palm Springs. Soon after, Sonny Bono became interested in politics, serving as Mayor of Palm Springs from 1988 to 1992 before being elected to Congress in 1994. … Read More


She then won in the special election held on April 7, 1998.
1999 37 Years Old …  In 1999, she voted in favor of the Largent Amendment, to ban adoption by same-sex couples in Washington, D.C. Bono Mack has, however, voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment twice.
2001 39 Years Old In 2001, Bono Mack married Wyoming businessman Glenn Baxley about 18 months after they met in Mexico. They filed for divorce in 2005.


2007 45 Years Old 1 More Event
As of 2007, Bono Mack was one of eight representatives to have been elected to their seats following the deaths of their husbands: Lindy Boggs (D-LA); Frances Payne Bolton (R-OH); Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO); Lois Capps (D-CA); Doris Matsui (D-CA); Beverly Byron (D-MD); and Sala Burton (D-CA).
She won her sixth term in 2008 with 58% of the vote, down slightly from 60.7% in 2006.
2010 48 Years Old In December 2010, Bono Mack was one of fifteen Republican House members to vote in favor of repealing the United States military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on openly homosexual service members. … Read More
2011 49 Years Old In 2011, Bono Mack voted for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 as part of a controversial provision that allows the government and the military to indefinitely detain American citizens and others without trial.
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