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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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District 51U.S. House of RepresentativesNovember 8, 2016California General Election

United States
November 8, 2016California General Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 51

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (448/448).

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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Juan Vargas

Democratic
U.S. Representative
145,162 votes (72.8%)Winning
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Total money raised: $1,037,099

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

1
American Bankers Association
$10,000
1
American Crystal Sugar
$10,000
1
Border Health PAC
$10,000
1
Cox Enterprises
$10,000
1
Ernst & Young
$10,000
1
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
$10,000
1
KPMG
$10,000
1
Liberty Mutual Group
$10,000
1
National Air Traffic Controllers Association
$10,000
1
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
$10,000
1
National Association of Realtors
$10,000
1
New Democrat Coalition
$10,000
1
New York Life Insurance Company
$10,000
1
Sheet Metal Workers' International Association
$10,000
1
The Desert Caucus
$10,000
1
UBS
$10,000
1
UNITE HERE
$10,000
1
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
$10,000
1
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)
$10,000
1
USAA
$10,000

By State:

District of Columbia 37.95%
California 21.05%
Virginia 5.67%
Illinois 4.08%
New York 4.08%
Other 27.18%
37.95%21.05%27.18%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.68%)
Small contributions (0.32%)
99.68%

By Type:

From organizations (82.70%)
From individuals (17.30%)
82.70%17.30%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Researched by Voter’s Edge
Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
51st District

JUAN VARGAS
Age: 55
United States Representative

Juan Vargas. Fighting for our Future.

Juan grew up on a chicken farm, one of ten children. He earned a college scholarship, taught school and studied to be a Catholic priest. Juan graduated from Harvard Law School and returned home to make a difference. He was elected to the City Council, the State Legislature and the United States Congress.

Protecting Children. Juan wrote “Hazel’s Law” to keep sex traffickers from preying on our children. He wrote laws forbidding sales of tobacco and drug paraphernalia near schools. Juan led the fight to reverse education budget cuts and restore school funding.

Leading by example. During the recession, Juan cut his legislative office budget and refused a salary increase. Juan also worked with his colleagues in Congress to guarantee San Diego received millions of dollars for necessary infrastructure improvements.

Protecting Seniors. Juan opposed Social Security and Medicare cuts and fought to end tax breaks for large corporations and multi-millionaires.

Jobs/Rebuilding Our Economy. Juan wrote the Neighborhood Business Protection Act to help small businesses create jobs. Juan brought jobs and training programs to our communities. Juan will continue to invest in infrastructure to rebuild our schools and border crossings and promote innovation to fix our economy and generate jobs.

Veterans. Juan believes our Veterans deserve excellent health care, housing, counseling, respect and job training. Juan fights to honor those that fought for us.

Juan and Adrienne Vargas have two children, Rosa, 19 and Helena, 12.

Juan Vargas. Fighting for Our Future. 

Republican
Retired U.S. Marine
54,362 votes (27.2%)
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  • Jobs- The unemployment rate in the district has remained at an astounding 17.5 percent. This is unacceptable and my first priority will be to get Americans back to work and lower taxes on small businesses so they can grow and employ more people.
  • Education- Our children are our greatest investment, which has been neglected for the last four years. When we make a pathway for our youth to receive a quality education, we secure our Nation’s future. Together we will correct this deficiency
  • National Security, Military, Veterans, and Military Families -I will always support a well-armed and trained military. I will always place emphasis on the continuous care of our heroes and their families who have sacrificed so much for our Country.
Profession:Sergeant Major Juan M. Hidalgo Jr. United States Marine Corps (Retired)
Total money raised: $79,902

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

1
Combat Veterans for Congress
$4,000
2
Scaroni Family Of Companies
$3,500
3
Juan M Hidalgo Jr
$2,966
4
Bornt & Sons
$2,700
4
Deltak Manufacturing
$2,700
4
ResMed
$2,700

By State:

California 88.79%
Florida 4.33%
District of Columbia 3.20%
Oregon 1.60%
Virginia 1.60%
Other 0.48%
88.79%

By Size:

Large contributions (78.13%)
Small contributions (21.87%)
78.13%21.87%

By Type:

From organizations (8.01%)
From individuals (91.99%)
8.01%91.99%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Researched by Voter’s Edge
Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
51st District

JUAN M HIDALGO JR
Sergeant Major, United States Marine Corps (Retired)

Juan M. Hidalgo Jr. grew up with his family in National City, CA. After completing his education, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served with high distinction for over 31 years. Although not a politician, he is a highly proven and decorated leader who now desires to serve every one of you in the 51st Congressional District with the same zeal, wisdom, and commitment.

In the United States Marine Corps, Hidalgo served at every level of leadership in both peace and combat. In his last assignment he served as an executive level Sergeant Major and Senior Enlisted Leader of the Joint Task Force of Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba. He will apply his proven leadership skills learned both on and off the battlefield to the challenges facing the families and individuals of the 51st District.

Hidalgo is a devoted family man and active church member who constantly volunteered over the years with his family in local causes such as Toys for Tots, Volunteers of America and feeding the homeless. His earnest desire is to continue to serve our beloved Country by going to Washington to help break the political gridlock so that the common hard working citizens and not the special interests get heard and served. It is time for Hidalgo’s servant leadership.

“Always Faithful.” Juan Hidalgo has adopted this to express his steadfast and proven commitment to be a faithful servant and representative for all the people of California’s 51st District and the United States of America.

News

Congressional races: Candidate statements — October 23, 2016 San Diego Union-Tribune

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