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Barbara Boxer is a U.S. Senator from California, which is not the same thing as a California State Senator. A California State Senator is a member of the California State Senate, which is part of the California State Legislature. The U.S. Senate is part of the U.S. Congress, which is part of the federal government. The term "California Senator" can be confusing, because it could refer to either a U.S. Senator from California or a…
He served as an Illinois state senator for several terms (he was elected in 1996, and then re-elected; he served till 2004); and he then was a U.S. Senator for one term. During his last year as a U.S. senator, he decided to run for president. Thus, he was in the state senate and then the U.S. senate for nearly twelve years.