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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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District 38U.S. House of RepresentativesNovember 8, 2016California General Election

United States
November 8, 2016California General Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 38

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (394/394).

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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Linda T. Sánchez

Democratic
Member of Congress
163,590 votes (70.5%)Winning
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Total money raised: $1,477,357

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

1
Google
$11,700
2
Comcast
$10,500
2
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
$10,500
3
AES Corporation
$10,000
3
Air Line Pilots Association
$10,000
3
American Crystal Sugar
$10,000
3
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
$10,000
3
American Federation of Teachers
$10,000
3
Anthem Inc.
$10,000
3
Biogen
$10,000
3
Border Health PAC
$10,000
3
Communications Workers of America
$10,000
3
Credit Union National Association
$10,000
3
Home Depot
$10,000
3
Honeywell International
$10,000
3
Humana
$10,000
3
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
$10,000
3
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
$10,000
3
International Council of Shopping Centers
$10,000
3
IUOE State Unit 12
$10,000
3
MetLife
$10,000
3
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
$10,000
3
National Beer Wholesalers Association
$10,000
3
National Education Association
$10,000
3
PricewaterhouseCoopers
$10,000
3
TIAA-CREF
$10,000
3
UBS
$10,000
3
UNITE HERE
$10,000
3
United Association (UA)
$10,000
3
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
$10,000
3
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
$10,000

By State:

District of Columbia 36.58%
California 20.61%
Virginia 6.94%
New York 5.04%
Other 30.83%
36.58%20.61%30.83%

By Size:

Large contributions (96.12%)
Small contributions (3.88%)
96.12%

By Type:

From organizations (81.34%)
From individuals (18.66%)
81.34%18.66%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Email teresa@voteforlinda.com
Republican
Evangelist/Community Organizer
68,524 votes (29.5%)
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  • Education
  • Latino representation in america
  • Lower taxes
Profession:Evangelist/community organizer/ consultant
Contractor, GLF consulting (2010current)
Ceo, We the people — Appointed position (2012current)
Cal state northridge Associates, Cinema and television arts/ minor philosophy (current)
Evangelism/ signature gathering for ballot measures, Goldstein ostic and associates (2008current)
  • Mayor Vinateri
  • City Councilmen, David Gonzales
  • Republican Caucus
  • Republican Central Committee
  • Los Angeles Republican Party
  • Assembly Republican Caucus, Gregory Foster
  • Former Assemblyman, Craig Huey
  • Noel jaimes
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 Ryan Downing:

It is of grave importance to sustain are current resources for our countries future, while not denying the ability to try new methods. Financial impact should not raise taxation drastically on communities. Any legislation along those lines I could support.

2.
Immigration

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

Answer from Ryan Downing:

Many people say we need "comprehensive" immigration reform. To me using such a word is a ploy to restrict the issues. What this country needs is apprehensive immigration reform from the national level down to the city and state levels. 

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 Ryan Downing:

It is my firm belief that thier is no negotiating with terrorism! We must as a country protect are resources, trade, and land by all means necessary. America must maintain its dominance as the supreme authority in this world. To do so we must stay on the cutting edge of military weapons and security features, as well as standing firm against threats abroad. When I am elected this will be one of my top priorities to protect "the American Dream" and make sure we do not have to be afraid to step outside in our own homes nor fear any threats abroad.

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 Ryan Downing:

during my time traveling the nation I was able to help pass many initiatives across party lines. As a biracial candidate it is easy for me to cross party lines in agreement while standing firm on my conservative models.

Safety and education

Summary

A great society is always built on a firm foundation. Safety and education are the basis of this direction.

I wish to take a new fresh bi-partisan approach to D.C. I want district 38 to truly be seen for the great cities that are within. I. The last few years crime has risen, unemployment has risen, Latino and woman voters are not properly represented. Once elected I will fight to make sure congressional district 38 is seen as the glimmering community of small towns and industry it once was. If we continue to elect the same candidate the same results will follow. 

First and foremost we need to protect our districts beautiful resources. To do so we must make sure small business thrive, new business growth is encourage, and our schools raise the brightest of minds in a safe environment. As a district that is comprised of mostly minorities it is not reflected in the house. When I get to D.C I can assure that all ethnicitys will be represented properly.

it is with honor, grace and courage I seek to obtain the communities vote. Been a grassroots self funded candidate keeps me from been tainted by long history of political famliy dynasty's and special interest. 

Humbly I seek the duty to serve the 38th!

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