"Fortney Hillman "Pete" Stark, Jr." is an American politician who was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1973 to 2013. A Democratic Party (United States)/Democrat from California, Stark's district— during his last two decades in Congress—was in southwestern Alameda County and included Alameda, California/Alameda, Union City, California/Union City, Hayward, California/Hayward, Newark, California/Newark, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, California/San Lorenzo, and Fremont, California/Fremont (his residence during the early part of his tenure), as well as parts of Oakland and Pleasanton, California/Pleasanton. At the time he left office in 2013, he was the fifth List of United States Representatives in the 112th Congress by seniority/most senior Representative, as well as sixth most senior member of Congress overall. He was also the dean of California's 55-member Congressional delegation, and the only open atheism/atheist in Congress.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous politicians! More Pete Stark on Wikipedia.