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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 50

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Josh Butner

Governing Board Member, Jamul-Dulzura Union School District
18,944 votes (12.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensuring that healthcare is affordable and accessible for all Americans, not just the insurance and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Taking on Washington Special Interests to ensure that everyday Americans are heard in the halls of Congress.
  • Be the fierce advocate our community needs for quality education for our children.



Profession:Jamul - Dulzura Union School Board Member
Business Line Manager, Aqua Lung (2011–current)
Board Member, Jamul-Dulzura Union School Board — Elected position (2016–current)
United States Navy SEAL Teams, United States Navy (1989–2011)


Naval War College Masters, National Security Affairs (2001)
Naval Postgraduate School Masters, Defense Analysis (2001)
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois Bachelor of Arts, Education (1995)


Josh’s family has a long history of service to America. On his father’s side their service extends all the way back to the Mexican-American War and the Civil War on his mother’s. Josh served for 23 years in the United States Navy where he saw multiple combat deployments, most recently in Iraq and Afghanistan. Josh first came to San Diego County in 1988 for training to become a Navy SEAL and currently owns on a small ranch in Jamul where he raised his children, one of whom is currently serving in the military. Josh continues his service as a Trustee on the Jamul Dulzura School Board.

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $758,899

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

Employees of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd
Josh Butner
Employees of Wicklow Capital
Employees of Kelley Drye & Warren
Employees of United States Department of Defense

More information about contributions

By State:

California 64.28%
District of Columbia 8.68%
Massachusetts 7.92%
New York 4.88%
Other 14.23%

By Size:

Large contributions (85.81%)
Small contributions (14.19%)

By Type:

From organizations (10.67%)
From individuals (89.33%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Videos (1)

— April 26, 2018 Josh Butner for Congress

Josh Butner's web video highlights his service in the SEAL Teams, his fight against Washington Special Interests, and bringing a new vision of change to California's 50th Congressional District. Join our movement today at

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