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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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District 13U.S. House of RepresentativesNovember 8, 2016California General Election

United States
November 8, 2016California General Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 13

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (517/517).

About this office

Representatives are elected to two-year terms to represent the people of a specific congressional district in the federal government. They introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and are responsible for approving federal taxes.
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Who’s Running?

For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election appear in the general election. This is because of California's "top two" system. In some cases, the two candidates may be from the same political party.
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Democratic
Member of Congress
293,117 votes (90.8%)Winning
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  • Creating economic growth and opportunity for all
  • Advancing equal access to affordable, high quality education at all levels.
  • Fighting to combat climate change now and for safe, healthy communities
Profession:Member of Congress
Member, United States House of Representatives (1998current)
Member, United States House of Representatives — Elected position (1998current)
Member, California State Assembly — Elected position (19901996)
  • John George Democratic Club
  • National Women's Political Caucus
  • Wellstone Democratic Club
  • Oakland East Bay Democratic Club
  • Metropolitan Democratic Club (MGO)
  • National Organization of Women, PAC
  • National Nurses United PAC
  • California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
  • California School Employees Association
  • California Teacher's Association
  • Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus
  • AFSCME
  • California Women 4 Women
  • California Teamsters Public Affairs Council
  • Building and Construction Trades of Alameda County, AFL-CIO
  • Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • California Federation of Teachers
1.
Drought

The Federal Government plays a part in California water allocation and use through a variety of laws.  What, if any, legislation would you support in an effort to handle water shortages caused by the current and any future drought?

Answer from Barbara Lee:

I support legislation that would bring much needed drought emergency assistance and long-term water policy solutions for California and other arid western states. Any legislation that passes must be comprehensive, address climate change and water use efficiency, and protect our vital environment and local ecosystems. That is why I support H.R. 2983, the Drought Recovery and Resilience Act of 2015, a bill which would provide drought assistance and improve water supply reliability to the state of California and other western states. More importantly, this bill would generate more water on a reliable basis without undermining environmental protections, preempting state laws, or redirecting impacts from one drought-stricken area to another. 

2.
Immigration

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.

Answer from Barbara Lee:

I am a strong supporter of comprehensive immigration reform and will continue to fight for immigration reform that is fair, preserves family unity and recognizes the significant contributions of immigrants and that our nation has and always will be a nation of immigrants

3.
National Security

What, if anything, does the U.S. need to do in order to address national security and terrorism? Please explain your answer in detail.

Answer from Barbara Lee:

I am fighting in Congress to repeal the 2001 AUMF, which I voted against in after the horrific events of September 11, and force a debate and vote on the ongoing wars in the Middle East.  The 2001 AUMF amounts to a blank check for ANY President to wage war against anyone, anywhere, and in perpetuity.  We must end the unchecked power and Congress must live up to its constitutional obligation to debate and vote on the costs and consequences of the ongoing wars in the Middle East.

4.
Partisan Political Climate

The political climate in Washington, D.C. has been extremely partisan in recent years. In that kind of atmosphere, what would you do to get things done while in office?

Answer from Barbara Lee:

I understand that working with members of Congress is extremely important.  I will work on finding common ground without giving up progressive principles.  I will work on finding a consensus on issues such as poverty, criminal justice reform, affordable housing and education.  I will also work to identify resources to create economic growth and jobs.  

Total money raised: $1,324,875

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Gilead Sciences
$21,850
2
Google
$12,150
3
Kazan Mcclain Satterley & Greenwood
$11,600
4
Dickerson Employee Benefits
$10,800
5
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
$10,000
5
American Federation of Teachers
$10,000
5
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
$10,000
5
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
$10,000
5
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
$10,000
5
National Education Association
$10,000
5
UNITE HERE
$10,000
5
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
$10,000

By State:

California 62.77%
District of Columbia 18.15%
New York 3.95%
Maryland 3.24%
Other 11.89%
62.77%18.15%11.89%

By Size:

Large contributions (86.95%)
Small contributions (13.05%)
86.95%13.05%

By Type:

From organizations (29.20%)
From individuals (70.80%)
29.20%70.80%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
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Sue Caro

Republican
Retired Realtor
29,754 votes (9.2%)
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Total money raised: $4,521

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (92.26%)
Small contributions (7.74%)
92.26%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Email Sue@caroforcongress.com

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