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    Linda Sanchez

  • Reelect Congressional Representative Linda Sanchez to keep CD-38 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 38th Congressional District includes parts of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 22% are Republican and 47% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 61% Latino, 15% Asian, and 4% Black. This district is considered to be a strong Latino seat in the California congressional delegation. The most recent election results show that CD-38 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 33 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 27points.





    The Race

    There are three candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Incumbent Representative Sanchez and Republican opponents Eric Ching and John Sarega. Sanchez’s campaign has raised over $670,000 and is not funded by police money but is funded by corporate PAC, real estate, and fossil fuel money.





    The Recommendation

    Rep. Sanchez, a past labor lawyer, is from Orange. According to campaign materials, Rep. Sanchez is running for reelection to continue making Southern California a better place to live and work. Rep. Sanchez won her 2020 reelection against a Democratic challenger by 48 points.

    Rep. Sanchez’s priorities for CD-38 this year have included 22 bills about foreign affairs, gun control, and women, all of which have successfully passed the House. She is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and chairs the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. This year, Rep. Sanchez has voted 100% of the time with Nancy Pelosi and 95% of the time with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Rep. Sanchez voted to authorize appropriations for the Department of Defense, while Rep. Ocasio-Cortez voted against the legislation.

    First elected to Congress in 2002, Rep. Sanchez has worked to improve school safety, enable more women, minorities, and veterans to establish small businesses, and reform the tax code to give relief to long-term caregivers. She is a longtime supporter of the working families and the middle class. Sanchez is the co-founder and co-chair of the Labor and Working Families Caucus, where she works toward policies to ensure that workers are protected from workplace accidents and employer intimidation and retaliation. As a Ranking Member of the Ethics Committee, Sanchez works to ensure that Americans can have confidence in their elected leaders and that they are held accountable.

    Rep. Sanchez is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. Based on our analysis, Rep. Sanchez’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of CD-38 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.



    Last updated: 2022-05-11

    Linda Sanchez

    Reelect Congressional Representative Linda Sanchez to keep CD-38 on the right track for progress.



    Linda Sanchez

    Reelect Congressional Representative Linda Sanchez to keep CD-38 on the right track for progress.



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