Salud Carbajal

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Salud Carbajal
Salud Carbajal - 117th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 24th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byLois Capps
Member of the
Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors
from the 1st district
In office
2005–2017
Preceded byNaomi L. Schwartz[1]
Succeeded byDas Williams[2]
Personal details
Born
Salud Ortiz Carbajal

(1964-11-18) November 18, 1964 (age 57)
Moroleón, Guanajuato, Mexico
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseGina Carbajal
Children2
Residence(s)Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (BA)
Fielding Graduate University (MA)
WebsiteHouse website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
Years of service1984–1992
UnitUnited States Marine Corps Reserve

Salud Ortiz Carbajal[3] (/səˈld ˈkɑːrbəhɑːl/; born November 18, 1964) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for California's 24th congressional district since 2017. He is a member of the Democratic Party, and his district covers Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.

Early life and education[edit]

Carbajal was born in Moroleón, Mexico, in 1964[4][5] and immigrated to the United States, initially to Arizona,[6] later settling in Oxnard, California, with his family, where his father was a farmworker.[7]

Carbajal attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1990,[8][9] and Fielding Graduate University, where he earned a master's degree in organizational management.[6][10]

Early political career[edit]

Carbajal served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for eight years, including during the Gulf War, although he did not leave the contiguous United States.

Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors[edit]

Carbajal was first elected to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors in 2004, representing the first district as a Democrat.[11][12] He was reelected in 2008 and 2012.

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Elections[edit]

2016[edit]

In 2015, Carbajal announced his intention to run for the 24th district after incumbent Lois Capps announced her retirement. Carbajal was seen as one of the two Democratic front-runners in the open primary, alongside Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, and was rivaled by Republican front-runners Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian and small businessman and former Congressional aide Justin Fareed. The primary field consisted of four Democrats, three Republicans, and two independent candidates.

In the June 7 primary, Carbajal came in first, with 66,402 votes (31.9%). The runner-up was Fareed, who received 42,521 (20.5%).

In the November 8 general election, Carbajal received 53.4% of the vote to Fareed's 46.6%, a popular vote margin of about 21,000.[13]

2018[edit]

Carbajal was reelected over Republican challenger Fareed with 58.6% of the vote.[14][15]

2020[edit]

Carbajal was reelected to a third term over Republican challenger Andy Caldwell, a nonprofit executive,[16] with 58.7% of the vote.[17][18]

Tenure[edit]

As of October 2021, Carbajal had voted in line with Joe Biden's stated position 100% of the time.[19]

Committee assignments[edit]

Caucus memberships[edit]

Political positions[edit]

Abortion[edit]

Carbajal opposed the overturning of Roe v. Wade, calling it a "betrayal to our Constitution and...millions of women who count on its protections to retain control of their own body and choices."[28]

Personal life[edit]

Carbajal lives in Santa Barbara, California and is married to Gina, with whom he has two children.[29]

On October 6, 2020, Carbajal announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.[30]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - Santa Barbara County Supervisor 01 Race - Mar 02, 2004". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - Santa Barbara County Supervisor 01 Race - Jun 05, 2012".
  3. ^ "California Senate Daily Journal, July 20, 2017".
  4. ^ "Guide to the New Congress" (PDF). Roll Call. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Wire, Sarah D. (November 16, 2016). "Meet California's newest members of Congress". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 9, 2020.
  6. ^ a b • (April 9, 2015). "Supervisor Salud Carbajal Announces Run for Congress". Independent.com. Retrieved November 9, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ Martinez, Alys (October 27, 2016). "Salud Carbajal pushes to win congressional contest". KEYT. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  8. ^ "Education". carbajal.house.gov. Retrieved April 28, 2022.
  9. ^ "Gaucho Alumni in Politics Visit UCSB". thebottomline.as.ucsb.edu. October 18, 2011. Retrieved April 28, 2022.
  10. ^ Admin, Student (November 1, 2016). "Q&A with Salud Carbajal, 24th Congressional District Candidate | The Bottom Line". Thebottomline.as.ucsb.edu. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  11. ^ "How a congressional race in Santa Barbara became one of the most expensive in the country". LA Times. September 11, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  12. ^ "Salud Carbajal's Biography - The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. June 7, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  13. ^ "California General Election Results". California Secretary of State. Archived from the original on November 17, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  14. ^ "2018 California primary election results" (PDF). Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  15. ^ "2018 California general election results" (PDF). Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  16. ^ Buttitta, Joe (August 12, 2019). "Andy Caldwell announces 2020 bid for Congress". KEYT. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  17. ^ "STATEMENT OF VOTE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION MARCH 3, 2020" (PDF). California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  18. ^ "November 3, 2020, General Election - United States Representative" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  19. ^ Bycoffe, Anna Wiederkehr and Aaron (October 22, 2021). "Does Your Member Of Congress Vote With Or Against Biden?". Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  20. ^ "Members". New Democrat Coalition. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  21. ^ "Members". House Baltic Caucus. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  22. ^ "Members". Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  23. ^ "Members". Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  24. ^ "90 Current Climate Solutions Caucus Members". Citizen´s Climate Lobby. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  25. ^ "Featured Members". Problem Solvers Caucus. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  26. ^ "Creation". Congressional Solar Caucus. March 12, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  27. ^ Salud Carbajal. "Membership". Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  28. ^ Carbajal, Salud (June 24, 2022). "Today's SCOTUS ruling is a betrayal of our Constitution & a betrayal of millions of women who count on its protections to retain control of their own body and choices. This fight is not over. This is a call to action". Twitter. Retrieved June 27, 2022.
  29. ^ Lundquist, Paulette (October 3, 2017). "Carbajal". TheHill. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  30. ^ Mossburg, Cheri; Cole, Devan (October 6, 2020). "California congressman announces he tested positive for Covid-19". CNN. Retrieved October 6, 2020.

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from California's 24th congressional district

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