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    Salud Carbajal
  • Re-elect Congressional Representative Salud Carbajal to keep CA-24 on the right track.

    About the Position
    The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts, each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a two-year term. California has 53 congressional representatives. There is no term limit for this position.  

    About the District
    California’s 24th Congressional District includes parts of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties. Republicans held this district until 2012, when Lois Capps won and flipped CA-24 from red to blue. In recent federal and state elections, this district leaned blue by providing both Hillary Clinton and Gavin Newsom with 56 percent of the vote in their respective races.

    About the Race
    In the primary, Democrat Incumbent Representative Salud Carbajal led Republican challenger Andy Caldwell by a margin of 19.6 percent. Rep. Carbajal has received donations from several corporate PACs, including Google NetPAC, General Motors Company, and Amazon, but is also funded by End Citizens United PAC. He has accepted donations from Exelon Corporation PAC and Edison International PAC, and from defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corporation Employees’ PAC. Opponent Caldwell’s campaign has not committed to refusing police and corporate PAC money, and is funded by fossil fuel money through CIPAC Federal PAC. Caldwell’s campaign also submitted FEC disclosures that included several miscategorized donations and individual donations that exceeded the allowable limit.

    About the Candidate
    Rep. Carbajal, a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, lives in the Santa Barbara area. According to campaign materials, Rep. Carbajal is running for re-election to continue to advocate for the needs of his Central Coast community through legislation related to housing, environmental protections, and workforce-development programs.

    Rep. Carbajal’s priorities for CA-24 this year have included renewing the National Defense Reauthorization Act and securing veteran support services, Central Coast land, water, and climate protections, and improving infrastructure investment.
    He currently sits on three committees: Agriculture (ranks 21st), Armed Services (ranks 13th), and Transportation and Infrastructure (as vice chair). This year, Rep. Carbajal has voted 100 percent of the time with Nancy Pelosi and 94 percent of the time with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In contrast to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Carbajal voted in favor of passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act and the National Defense Authorization Act, and making appropriations to the Department of the Interior, the environment, and related agencies. Rep. Carbajal has sponsored 24 bills about political disclosure, land and coastal protections, veterans’ supports, and infrastructure. Of these bills, the majority are in committee or have been referred to committee.

    Rep. Carbajal is endorsed by many progressive groups in the district, including Indivisible, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and California League of Conservation Voters. He is also endorsed by the Peace Officers Research Association of California, which has advocated against the elimination of police money in District Attorney races. Despite his questionable campaign financing record, Rep. Carbajal has shown a strong commitment to his progressive values, including making the introduction of the California Clean Coast Act his first legislative action in Congress.  According to our analysis, Rep. Carbajal is the strongest choice for representative leadership in office.

     

    Salud Carbajal

    Re-elect Congressional Representative Salud Carbajal to keep CA-24 on the right track.

    About the Position

    Last updated: 2020-10-20

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