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District 32U.S. House of RepresentativesNovember 8, 2016California General Election

United States
November 8, 2016California General Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 32

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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 advance to the general election. The two candidates may be from the same political party.
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Democratic
United States Representative, 32nd District
114,926 votes (61.6%)Winning
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  • Improve infrastructure, relieve congestion, and fund more public transportation
  • Promote access to mental health resources, advocate for more mental health coverage, and increase awareness
  • Ensure a stable, affordable flow of water to Los Angeles County
Profession:Congresswoman
Congresswoman, United States House of Representatives — Elected position (1998current)
Assemblywoman, California State Assembly — Elected position (19921998)
Councilwoman, Norwalk City Council — Elected position (19861992)
Mayor, City of Norwalk — Elected position (19891990)
Founder, Congressional Mental Health Caucus (2003current)
Ranking Member, Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment (2015current)
Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (20052007)

Congresswoman Grace Flores Napolitano is a proven fighter for the people of California’s 32nd 

Congressional District. She is fiercely protective of the communities and industries she represents, 

prioritizing water, labor rights, immigration, and veteran’s services.  

 

Congresswoman Napolitano understands the needs of her district and has the seniority to actually make 

impactful legislation happen. She is a powerful leader for Southern California on questions of water 

resources and power generation, and dedicates considerable energy to promoting mental health 

services and awareness.

 

In the 114th Congress, Congresswoman Napolitano was unanimously elected to serve as Ranking 

Member on the Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. 

She introduced the Water in the 21st Century Act (H.R. 291) with a coalition of 31 other lawmakers in the 

House and the support of Senator Barbara Boxer, who introduced the same legislation in the Senate.

 

As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Congresswoman Napolitano is a dedicated advocate for the 

Hispanic community. She chaired the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and wrote several pieces of 

comprehensive immigration reform legislation then worked with party leaders to gain support for the 

proposals on both sides of the aisle.

 

Congresswoman Napolitano has a passion for mental health issues that stems from her work on the 

Norwalk City Council in the 1980s, when hospitals in her area began closing and sending mentally ill 

patients onto the streets. She co-chairs the Congressional Mental Health Caucus and has worked to help 

Iraq War veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. From her committee seats she pushed 

BP officials to take the post-trauma mental health of Gulf Coast residents into consideration when 

settling claims related to the spring 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

After the January 2011 shooting in Tucson of Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Napolitano co-

hosted a briefing for congressional staff on the resources available to them if they believed a constituent 

to be mentally ill. “I want to make sure some of our employees — those that are interested — are able 

to at least benefit from some kind of information that almost everybody else in law enforcement knows 

about,” she told The Hill.

 

Congresswoman Napolitano also serves as a Vice-Chair of the House Democratic Gun Violence 

Prevention Task Force, where she acts as a watchdog for mental health issues in gun reform legislation.

America’s veterans are returning home to an unstable job market and disastrous lines at the V.A. 

Congresswoman Napolitano is dedicated to doing better by the soldiers and families who have sacrificed 

so much for this country. She is in continual talks with the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), 

who are the senior management that oversee southern CA and Nevada hospitals and clinics. The 

Congresswoman inquires on issues related to efficiency and transparency as it relates to services 

rendered to our veterans. 

 

She also maintains a Veteran Committee, where 30 plus veteran groups meet to discuss all veterans’ 

issues, such as post-traumatic stress syndrome and traumatic brain injuries (PTSD/TBI), vet placement, 

homelessness, women veterans and families.

 

Congresswoman Napolitano is a known consensus builder. Recently, she was instrumental in the 

passage of the FAST Act, which authorized about $305 billion for much-needed highway, transit, and 

safety-related programs. She secured $26 million for California to repair crumbling infrastructure and 

build new solutions for traffic congestion.

 

Grace Flores Napolitano married at 18 and had five children by 23. She caught the political bug as a 

volunteer in Norwalk’s efforts to cultivate a sister-city relationship with Hermosillo, Mexico. She says she 

joined the effort to show her children and “other youngsters on this side how lucky they were.”

 

She launched her first political campaign, for city council where she served seven years, two of them as 

mayor, before moving up to the California Legislature for six years.

 

Congresswoman Napolitano has diligently served Southern California for nine terms. She understands 

the importance of being connected to her district, coming home every weekend to spend time with her 

family and serve up her famous tacos and guacamole to anyone lucky enough to pass through her 

kitchen.

  • California Democratic Party
  • Emily’s List
  • California Teachers Association / National Education Association (CTA/NEA)
  • Baldwin Park Councilmember Monica Garcia
  • La Puente Mayor Pro Tem Valerie Munoz
  • La Puente Mayor Dan Holloway
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe
  • Duarte Councilmeber John Fasana
  • Duarte Councilmember Tzeitel Paras-Caracci
  • El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero
  • San Dimas Councilmember John Ebiner
  • El Monte Councilmember Jerry Velasco
  • Glendora Councilmember Gene Murabito
  • Duarte Mayor Pro Tem Margaret Finlay
  • Covina Councilmember Peggy Delach
  • Covina Councilmember Jorge Marquez
  • Frmr. California State Assemblymember Anthony Portantino
  • Azusa City Councilmember Robert Gonzales
  • Azusa City Councilmember Angel A. Carrillo
  • Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
  • Baldwin Park Mayor Manny Lozano
  • West Covina Councilmember Tony Wu
  • La Puente Councilmember Charlie Klinakis
  • Mountain View School District Board of Trustees Member Jacqueline Saldana
  • Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees Norma Garcia
  • West Hollywood City Councilmember John Duran
  • Claremont City Councilmember Sam Pedroza
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • West Covina Councilmember Lloyd Johnson
  • West Covina Mayor James Toma
  • San Dimas Councilmember Denis Bertone
  • San Dimas Mayor Curt Morris
  • Monrovia Councilmember Gloria Crudgington
  • Monrovia Mayor Pro Tem Larry J. Spicer
  • Councilmember Tim Hepburn
  • La Verne Councilmember Charlie A. Rosales
  • La Verne Councilmember Donna Redman
  • La Verne Mayor Pro Tem Robin Carder
  • La Verne Mayor Don Kendrick
  • US Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
  • US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
  • US Congresswoman Karen Bass
  • US Congresswoman Lois Capps
  • US Congressman Mike Thompson
  • US Congressman Tony Cárdenas
  • US Congressman Jared Huffman
  • US Congressman John Garamendi
  • US Congresswoman Doris Matsui
  • US Congressman Ami Bera
  • US Congressman Jerry McNerney
  • US Congressman Alan Lowenthal
  • US Congressman Brad Sherman
  • US Congressman Brad Sherman
  • US Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
  • US Congresswoman Norma Torres
  • US Congresswoman Janice Hahn
  • US Congressman Adam Schiff
  • US Congresswoman Judy Chu
  • US Congresswoman Maxine Waters
  • US House Democratic Caucus Chair Xavier Becerra
  • US Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • US Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
  • US Congressman Mark DeSaulnier
  • US Congresswoman Barbara Lee
  • US Congresswoman Jackie Speier
  • US Congressman Scott Peters
  • US Congresswoman Susan Davis
  • California State Treasurer John Chiang
  • California State Senator Ed Hernandez
  • California State Senator Connie Leyva
  • California State Senator Carol Liu
  • California State Senator Tony Mendoza
  • California State Senator Ben Allen
  • California State Assemblymember Chris Holden
  • California State Assemblymember Ian Calderon
  • California State Assemblymember Cristina Garcia
  • US Congressman Juan Vargas
  • US Congressman Sam Farr
  • US Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
  • US Congressman Mike Honda
  • US Congressman Pete Aguilar
  • US Congressman Raul Ruiz
  • US Congressman Mark Takano
  • US Congressman Jim Costa
  • US Congressman Eric Swalwell
  • US Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren
  • US Senator Barbara Boxer
  • US Congresswoman Julia Brownley
  • El Monte Maor Pro Tem Victoria Martinez
  • Foothill Community Democrats
  • Sierra Club
  • Teamsters - Joint Council 42
  • Los Angeles County Young Democrats (LACYD)
  • National Womens Political Caucus
  • Peace Officers Association of California (PORAC)
  • Teamsters Local 952
  • Laborers Local 300
  • I.B.E.W. Local 11
  • Helen L. Doherty Democratic Club
  • C.W.A. - Southern California Council
  • Chino Valley Democratic Club
  • C.W.A. Local 9400
  • Carpenters – Southern California Council
  • Carpenters Local 1506
  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)
  • California Letter Carriers Association
  • Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees Board Clerk Anthony R. Fellow
  • Former Region 15 Director CDP Anthony Duarte
  • El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees Clerk Maria V. Morgan
  • Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees Member Dr. Manuel Baca
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Education Member Martin G. Medrano
  • Vice Chair of the Calif. Democratic Party Alex Rooker
  • El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees Vice President Carlos Salcedo
  • Citrus Communit College Board of Trustees President Susan M. Keith
  • Citrus Community College Board of Trustees Vice President Barbara R. Dickerson
  • Citrus Community College Board of Trustees Member Joanne Montgomery
  • Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees Member Jay Chen
  • Duarte Unified School District Board of Education Board President Ken Bell
  • Glendora Unified School District Board of Education Member Maura Murabito
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Education Board President Penny Fraumeni
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Educ ationBoard Clerk Gino Kwok
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Education Member Anthony Duarte
  • West Covina Unified School District Board of Education Board Vice President Eileen Miranda Jimenez
  • Mountain View School District Board of Trustees Member Christian Diaz
  • Mountain View School District Board of Trustees Board President Adam Carranza
  • Monrovia Unified School District Board of Education Member Alex Zucco
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 Grace F. Napolitano:

As ranking member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, Congresswoman Napolitano has introduced multiple bills aimed at lessening the effects of the drought.

In February 2016, Congresswoman Napolitano and Congressman Rob Wittman introduced the bipartisan Water Resources Research Amendments Act (H.R. 4497) to extend a Federal-State partnership aimed at addressing state and regional water problems, promoting distribution and application of research results, and providing training and practical experience for water-related scientists and engineers.

 

In April 2016, Congresswoman Napolitano introduced legislation that will help communities finance critical clean water infrastructure projects. The “Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2016”, will invest $20 billion over five years in wastewater infrastructure to improve water quality and create thousands of new, living wage construction jobs.

Congresswoman Napolitano is dedicated to ensuring a safe, affordable supply of water for the people of California. 

2.
Immigration

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

Answer from Grace F. Napolitano:

Congresswoman Napolitano believes in comprehensive immigration reform that works for all Americans.

As the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congresswoman Napolitano worked to create several pieces of comprehensive immigration reform legislation that worked with party leaders to gain support from both sides of the aisle.  

Each year, in her district, Congresswoman Napolitano hosts a free immigration district to help guide people though the immigration and naturalization process. 

By tirelessly advocating for comprehensive immigration reform, Congresswoman Napolitano works to build an immigration system that benefits our economy and community.

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 Grace F. Napolitano:

Congresswoman Napolitano believes a strong military is integral to the safety of our nation. However, providing for the military should not stop on the battlefield. We need to do more to support our military veterans. 

Congresswoman Napolitano is a life-long advocate for veterans. Continually in talks with the Veterans Integrated Services Network (VISN), Congresswoman Napolitano strives to increase access to services for veterans, as well as increase transparency as it relates to administration. 

Congresswoman Napolitano also maintains a Veteran Committee, where 30 plus veteran groups meet to discuss veterans' issues, such as post-traumatic stress syndrome and traumatic brain injuries (PTSD/TBI), vet placement, homelessness, women veterans and families and more.  

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 Grace F. Napolitano:

In today's fractured political climate, seniority is increasibly important. Congresswoman Napolitano has served in the House of Representatives for 18 years. During that time, the Congresswoman was able to build relationships and make connections enabling her to get things done. Congresswoman Napolitano has been known to reach across the aisle to co-sponsor the best legislation possible, regardless of party identification. 

In addition, Congresswoman Napolitano serves in leadership positions in several committees and subcommittees. This seniority has furthered her reputation as a known consensus builder. Recently, she was instrumental in the passage of the FAST act, which authorized $305 Billion in infrastructure, transit, and safety- related programs. 

Congresswoman Napolitano is a dedicated public servant with the seniority to get things done. 

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Roger Hernández

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California State Legislator
71,720 votes (38.4%)
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