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Remembering the life and work of

Congressman Fortney H. "Pete" Stark

This website was prepared by Pete's family and former staff as a public memorial to his service, values, and legacy. 

To read Pete's official obituary, visit Pete's Life Story.

To share your memories of Pete and read memories shared by others, as well as press coverage of Pete's passing, visit Share Memories of Pete. 

To learn about and contribute to the Pete Stark Health Policy Internship with the National Academy of Social Insurance, created by Pete's family and former staff to support the next generation of advocates for progressive reforms to America's healthcare system, visit Support Pete's Legacy.


Pete protesting the Iraq War with colleagues Rep. Barbara Lee and Rep. Raul Grijalva.


Pete with his children and grandchildren at his 80th birthday celebration in 2011.


Pete with Rep. Charles Rangel and President Obama. Pete was a key architect of the Affordable Care Act, the landmark healthcare legislation, which President Obama signed into law.

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