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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 4

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Roza Calderon

13,621 votes (6.4%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Get money out of politics and end legal corruption in Congress to restore democracy.
  • Fight for environmental, healthcare, education, economic and social justice that doesn't leave anyone behind.
  • Humane immigration reform that commits to update and restructure a sound legalization outline.



Geoscientist, Principal, Geolution (2013–current)
GIS Director, Mountain G. Enterprises (2016–2017)
GIS Specialist, Enrestek (2016–2016)
Data Mapping Specialist, ID Plans (2016–2016)
Petroleum Geologist, Weatherford (2014–2015)


Johns Hopkins University Certificate, data science (2015)
Humboldt State University Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), geography and geographic informational systems, concentration on biogeography and geopolitics (2014)
UC Davis Certificate, GIS (2014)
American River College Associate of Arts (B.A.), social science (2013)
American River College Associate of Science (A.S.), natural science (2013)

Community Activities

Founder, Lab40 (2015–current)
Founder, Hour of Code CA (2013–current)
Guest Scientist, U.S. Forest Service (2015–2017)
Volunteer as Remote Map Editor, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (2016–2016)
Chairwoman, KidzKount Headstart, Placer County Office Of Education (2009–2011)

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (5)

Question 1

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?

No answer provided.
What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?
Answer from Roza Calderon:

I am a supporter of H.R. 676 and single-payer healthcare through Medicare expansion for all. I hope to work on the passage of a sound healthcare bill that covers all services. We will use Medicare’s bargaining power to negotiate with the prescription drug companies for FAIR and LOWER prices, we will set fair prices for pharmaceuticals. Negotiating prices is currently illegal – so we must fight to Prohibit anti-competitive deals that prevent generic drug makers to compete with brands; keeping drug prices high. Lastly, push for transparency by requiring companies to report not only the price information profit, and sales information for other countries in which the drug is sold so we can make informed consumer decisions.

To have true quality healthcare, we must address the physician shortage that have been purposely created through direct special interest lobbying. Few taxpayers know that significant financial public support for resident training of the nation's future physicians. Perhaps even fewer people realize that two federal programs—Medicare and Medicaid—distribute an estimated $12 to 14 billion each year to support teaching hospitals and other training sites that provide graduate medical education (GME).  In 1997, Congress put a 100,000 cap on the number of residents it was willing to fund. This cap has been one of the reasons that the we are facing a physician shortage. Furthermore, those who go through these federally funded programs are under zero obligation to accept Medicare or Medicaid patients when they enter practice, nor are they required to provide any other types of services to these programs! I would remove the 1996 caps on resident programs and expand the GME. 


Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House.
Answer from Roza Calderon:

I support and favor passage of an immigration reform package that commits the resources needed to update and restructure our current guest worker and visa system, provides legalization outline for individuals who are already here – inclusive of our DREAMers who arrived in the U.S. as young children. I believe that the way to solve our immigration problems now, is to address the one we have right before us: An estimated 11.4 million undocumented immigrants are living in the shadows, and by better estimates close to 1 million visa holders are living with uncertainty. These two groups have something in common, no realistic path to citizenship. 

The time to fix this antiquated system is long overdue.

If immigrants have to abide by U.S. law, then they should be allowed the opportunity to due process rights and impartiality must be paramount in immigration courts. These courts are deciding the fate of undocumented immigrants and refugees;yet, they are not part of the Judiciary branch. The current immigration court system falls under the Executive branch, under the Department of Justice, or more directly, US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. 

I support the end of USICE raids and the incarceration of undocumented immigrants and refugees in private-for-profit detention centers. I support the elimination of USICE requirement for the 34,000 detention beds and it also calls to PROHIBIT inhumane immigration and deportation practices of separating families of non-criminal immigrants being detained.

Question 4

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?

No answer provided.
Question 5

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?

No answer provided.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $97,376

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

Roza Calderon
Employees of Saybubble
Employees of Ascent Environmental
Employees of Ascent Environmental Inc.
Employees of California Association of Highway Patrolmen

More information about contributions

By State:

California 98.09%
District of Columbia 0.73%
Tennessee 0.52%
Wyoming 0.36%
Other 0.29%

By Size:

Large contributions (79.76%)
Small contributions (20.24%)

By Type:

From organizations (1.25%)
From individuals (98.75%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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