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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 18

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Anna G. Eshoo

Member of Congress
132,726 votes (68.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Expanding our economy and Middle Class jobs
  • National security
  • Domestic investment in the health, education and environmental safety of the American people



Profession:Member of Congress
Supervisor, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors — Elected position (1982–1992)


Canada College AA , English (1977)

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and California Counts, a public media collaboration. (4)

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.
Answer from Anna G. Eshoo:

I support comprehensive immigration reform that would establish a path to citizenship for undocumented persons. 

I also support reforming many of the laws that govern our visa sysem.

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 Anna G. Eshoo:

I always seek bipartisan partners to sponsor my legislation, recognizing that every issue is not a partisan one.


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 Anna G. Eshoo:

Appropriate investments in our national intelligence agencies.

Closer ties with allies to share solid intelligence.

Consistent efforts to build strong partnerships in the Middle East and around the world.


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 Anna G. Eshoo:

I do not support any legislation that allows for the huge transfer of water from the delta to the central Valley of California.

We must capture, save and store run-of water. 

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $1,377,858

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Intuit and employees
Gilead Sciences and employees
Facebook and employees
Google and employees
Cisco Systems and employees

More information about contributions

By State:

California 52.38%
District of Columbia 21.39%
Virginia 6.33%
Maryland 3.15%
Other 16.75%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.95%)
Small contributions (2.05%)

By Type:

From organizations (49.58%)
From individuals (50.42%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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