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    Grace Napolitano

  • Reelect Congressional Representative Grace Napolitano to keep CA-31 on the right track for progress.



    The Position


    Congressmembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the United States Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    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, the largest delegation in the country. There is no term limit for this position.

    The District


    California’s 31st Congressional District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 21% are Republican and 49% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 55% Latino, 19% Asian, and 3% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, CA-31 is 1% less Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that CD-31 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 31 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 29 points.

    The Race


    There are three candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Incumbent Representative Grace Napolitano, Democrat Rocco Anthony De Luca, and Republican Daniel Bocic Martinez. Rep. Napolitano’s campaign has raised $79,000 and has received donations from real estate and corporate PAC interests. De Luca and Martinez have not formally filed any fundraising receipts with the FEC.

    The Recommendation


    Rep. Napolitano, a longtime elected official, is from Texas and has lived in California all of her adult life. According to campaign materials, she is running for reelection to use her experience and seniority to deliver continued change for her constituents on health care, violence prevention, and economic recovery. Prior to redistricting, Rep. Napolitano represented the 32nd District, and won her 2020 reelection for that seat against Republican Joshua Scott by 33 points.

    Rep. Napolitano’s priorities for CA-32 this year have included nine bills about mental-health care, public works, and water resources. Of these, eight are in committee, and one has been received in the Senate. She currently sits on the Natural Resources committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure committee. She is chair of the subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, and the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus. This year, Rep. Napolitano has voted 100% of the time with Nancy Pelosi and 96% of the time with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Rep. Napolitano voted in favor of the INVEST in America Act, the designation of the National Pulse Memorial to honor the mass shooting victims, and the Libya Stabilization Act, while Rep. Ocasio-Cortez voted in opposition.

    Prior to her election to Congress, Rep. Napolitano served the constituents of Southern California in several different offices. She was a member of the Norwalk City Council and served a term as mayor before being elected to the State Assembly, where she served three terms. Since her first election to Congress in 1999, Rep. Napolitano has represented three districts, including the 38th and the 34th. She is a longtime supporter of mental-health care, an interest that goes back to her time on the city council, when she observed the local intersection of a lack of mental-health care resources and homelessness. Her advocacy for mental health has also led her to work for progress on the parallel issues of veterans’ resources and gun control, serving as vice chair of the House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.

    Rep. Napolitano is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. Based on our analysis, Rep. Napolitano’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of CA-31 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.
    Last updated: 2022-04-28

    Grace Napolitano

    Reelect Congressional Representative Grace Napolitano to keep CA-31 on the right track for progress.



    The Position

    Grace Napolitano

    Reelect Congressional Representative Grace Napolitano to keep CA-31 on the right track for progress.



    The Position

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