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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 37

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Jason Dominguez

City Councilmember/Teacher
11,177 votes (7.3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Reduce homelessness by addressing the root causes and investing in mental health infrastructure, substance abuse treatment, and workforce transition assistance
  • Combat dangerous wildfires by modernizing our energy infrastructure, supporting firefighters and preventing overdevelopment
  • Defend Medical and affordable health care for seniors and low income Californians, and fight for lower prescription drug prices



After attending public schools in Southern California, Jason worked his way to an undergraduate degree at Stanford University, a law degree at University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and a master’s degree in environmental law from Heidelberg University.

Jason served as a prosecutor for 7 years, taking on tough cases and serious crimes. Jason has served as a Santa Barbara Deputy County Counsel, as a Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney and Deputy City Attorney, and as a United Nations Legal Officer at the Hague, assisting with the prosecution of individuals responsible for war crimes and genocide in Rwanda and Yugoslavia.

In addition to his City Council work, Jason teaches International Law at The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, and he is the CEO & Founder of a non-profit that provides legal assistance to low-income families and youth leadership training.

Jason lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Kaci Wilhelm Dominguez, and they were recently blessed to have a marvelous New Year's Eve baby girl.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $30,826

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

California Association of Realtors
Employees of Inner Freedom LLC
Employees of Radius group
Death Star LLC
Employees of Scott Brittingham

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (96.67%)
Small contributions (3.33%)

By Type:

From organizations (36.07%)
From individuals (63.93%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Jason's experience as an educator, non-profit leader, government attorney, and a city council member has taught him the importance of standing up for what is right. He built his career around fighting for justice for working people and improving the lives of the people he serves.  In Santa Barbara, he spearheaded private-public partnerships to increase affordable housing, helped the city return a budget surplus, and fought for green energy solutions to create local jobs. In the State Assembly, he will fight every day for fair and common-sense solutions to our community's biggest challenges.

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