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    Pete Aguilar

  • Reelect Congressional Representative Pete Aguilar to keep CD-33 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 33rd Congressional District includes parts of San Bernardino County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 27% are Republican and 44% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 51% Latino, 8% Asian, and 11% Black. This district is considered to be a strong Latino seat in the California congressional delegation. After the 2021 redistricting process, CD-33 is 6% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that CD-33 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 25 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 21 points.





    The Race

    There are four candidates running for this seat: Democrat Incumbent Representative Pete Aguilar and Republican Challengers Rex Gutierrez, John Mark Porter, and Ernest H. Richter. Aguilar’s campaign has raised over $1 million and is not funded by police money, but is funded by fossil fuel, corporate PAC, and real estate interests. Richter’s campaign is funded by police interests, a Tea Party group, and the NRA.





    The Recommendation

    Rep. Aguilar, former mayor of Redlands City, grew up in San Bernardino. According to campaign materials, Rep. Aguilar is running for reelection because he knows how to work across the aisle to confront issues relating to the community. Rep. Aguilar won his 2020 reelection against a Democratic challenger by 22 points.

    Rep. Aguilar’s priorities for CD-33 this year have included 25 bills about civil liberties, women, and elections, all of which have successfully passed the House. One has passed the Senate and been signed into law. Rep. Aguilar is a member of both the House Administration and Appropriations Committees. This year, Rep. Aguilar has voted 100% of the time with Nancy Pelosi and 93% of the time with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Aguilar voted for the new North American Trade Agreement, while Rep. Ocasio-Cortez voted against it.

    Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Aguilar was appointed deputy director of the Inland Empire Regional Office by then Governor Gray Davis, eventually becoming the interim director. He served as mayor and a councilmember of Redlands City from 2006 to 2014. He is a longtime supporter of government transparency.

    Rep. Aguilar isn’t a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and his campaign website does not list any endorsements. Based on our analysis, Rep. Aguilar’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will continue to be a champion for the constituents of CD-33 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.



    Last updated: 2022-05-11

    Pete Aguilar

    Reelect Congressional Representative Pete Aguilar to keep CD-33 on the right track for progress.



    Pete Aguilar

    Reelect Congressional Representative Pete Aguilar to keep CD-33 on the right track for progress.



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