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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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District 21U.S. House of RepresentativesNovember 8, 2016California General Election

United States
November 8, 2016California General Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 21

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (575/575).

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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David Valadao

Republican
Farmer/Small Businessman
75,126 votes (56.7%)Winning
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Total money raised: $2,814,064

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

1
Terra Linda Farms
$20,000
2
Valadao Dairy
$15,800
3
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
$15,500
4
Rock N Jk Farms
$15,250
5
Grimmway Farms
$13,750

By State:

California 50.14%
District of Columbia 17.36%
Virginia 9.88%
Illinois 3.16%
Other 19.47%
50.14%17.36%9.88%19.47%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.44%)
Small contributions (2.56%)
97.44%

By Type:

From organizations (60.54%)
From individuals (39.46%)
60.54%39.46%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Email info@valadaoforcongress.com
Democratic
Civil Rights Attorney
57,282 votes (43.3%)
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  • Creating jobs and growing the economy by investing in water, transportation and energy infrastructure.
  • Passing comprehensive immigration reform to bring hard-working immigrants out of the shadows and into the economy.
  • College attainment rates in the district are under 10%. I am committed to Improving educational attainment in the district by funding public schools, affordable in-state higher education, and vocational training.
Profession:Civil Rights Attorney
Santa Clara University School of Law J.D., Law (1987)
California State University, Bakersfiel B.A., Political Science (1983)

Emilio J. Huerta is a lifelong resident of the Central Valley and lives in Bakersfield, California. Emilio witnessed firsthand the organizing leadership his mother Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, while learning to appreciate the value of committing to a life of service to others. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from California State University Bakersfield and a Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. As a Civil rights attorney he has dedicated his more than 20- career to improving the lives of working men and women.

Before attending college, he served as a labor negotiator, representing farmworkers throughout California who won their right to organize and collectively bargain under the Agricultural Labor Relations Act. He served as a Court Appointed Child Advocate (CASA), general counsel of the Cesar Chavez Foundation, and is a national representative for the United Farm Workers union. During his career he has helped establish primary health care clinics in low-income areas in California and develop more than $400 million in affordable housing across the United States.

His daughter, Ana, continues to carry on the family tradition of service to others as an attorney whose focus is on Native American rights and issues affecting minority communities.

In Congress, Emilio will work to ensure that the people of the Central Valley have good jobs with fair wages, access to health care services and coverage, a clean and safe environment, and educational opportunities that puts their dreams and aspirations within reach.

  • Hon. Pete Parra
  • Hon. Dean Florez
  • Gov. Jerry Brown
  • Hon. Cruz Bustamante
  • Representative Ruben Gallego
  • Representative Steny Hoyer
  • Representative Nancy Pelosi
  • Representative Mike Honda
  • Senator Barbara Boxer
  • Representative Raúl Grijalva
  • Representative Zoe Lofgren
  • Representative Mark Takano
  • Fresno Democratic Women’s Club
  • Daily Kos
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
  • CHC BOLD PAC
  • Equality California
  • California Young Democrats
  • Teamsters Local 431
  • Teamsters Local 517
  • IBEW Local 428
  • IBEW Local 1245
  • Kern Mono Inyo County Central Labor Council
  • People For the American Way Voter Alliance PAC
  • Brotherhood of Maintenance and Ways Employees Division
  • HONOR PAC
  • California Teamsters Public Affairs Council
  • California Democratic Party
  • Transport Workers Union
  • Feminist Majority
  • Democracy for America
  • California Labor Federation
  • United Farm Workers
  • Helen F. Chavez
  • Dolores Huerta
  • Camila Chavez
  • Paul F. Chavez
Total money raised: $769,407

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

1
American Federation of Teachers
$11,500
2
Kazan Mcclain Satterley & Greenwood
$10,450
3
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)
$10,250
4
Ameripac: The Fund for a Greater America
$10,000
4
CHC BOLD PAC
$10,000
4
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
$10,000
4
MAINSTREAM PAC
$10,000
4
PAC To The Future
$10,000
4
UNITE HERE
$10,000

By State:

California 64.51%
District of Columbia 22.78%
New York 3.36%
Massachusetts 1.57%
Other 7.78%
64.51%22.78%

By Size:

Large contributions (79.34%)
Small contributions (20.66%)
79.34%20.66%

By Type:

From organizations (32.41%)
From individuals (67.59%)
32.41%67.59%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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