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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 4

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Andrew David Engdahl

Account Executive
8,143 votes (5%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Combatting climate change by supporting and drafting legislation focused on sustainability and renewable energy to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and single-use plastics that pollute our environment.
  • Defending our democracy and civil rights by codifying Roe v. Wade, passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, and making Election Day a National Holiday.
  • Reforming our criminal justice system through the legalization of cannabis, decriminalization of personal use narcotics, ending "no knock" warrants, and requiring use of body cameras by all law enforcement while armed and serving the general public.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Account Executive
Account Executive, Postclick (2020–2022)
Director, Sales Development, DroneDeploy (2019–2020)
Director, Sales Development, NewVoiceMedia (Vonage Acquisition) (2018–2019)
Enterprise Regional Sales Manager, Oracle (2016–2018)
Enterprise Account Manager, Oracle (2013–2016)

Education

California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Business Administration (Marketing Concentration) (2013)
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), History (2013)

Community Activities

Volunteer, Redwood Empire Food Bank (2020–current)
President - Alpha Nu Gamma Chapter, Phi Alpha Theta (2012–2013)
Eagle Scout, Scouts BSA (2001–2008)

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (4)

The Federal Government plays a part in California water allocation and use through a variety of projects and laws.  What, if any, new programs or projects or reforms to existing programs and projects would you support in an effort to handle water shortages caused by the current and any future drought?
Answer from Andrew David Engdahl:

The drought--and the devastating wildfires it has created the conditions for--are the greatest direct threats to our lives, homes, businesses, and communities at large here in California’s 4th District. If I am successful in my bid for Congress, I would aim to use every tool available at my disposal as a Federal leader and steward to our environment to ensure that water conservation and management efforts are supported and well-funded so that we are collectively prepared for the worst in the event of future disasters. This would include collaboration with my Congressional colleagues who share jurisdiction over the watersheds in our respective districts to work in tandem with local, state, and federal agencies (such as the State Water Resources Control Board, National Marine Fisheries Service, the Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Solano, and Yolo County Farm Bureaus, and the California Department of Water Resources) to ensure that our communities are well-equipped to preserve water. I believe that the State of California's decision to reduce State Water Project allocations from 15% to 5% is wise given the present drought conditions, and I will use my platform to encourage my constituents to conserve water as much as possible in our communities until drought conditions have run their course.

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.
Answer from Andrew David Engdahl:

I believe that the US should provide greater opportunity for immigrants to come here legally to meet employer needs and that Dreamers should be allowed to stay in the U.S. permanently with a clear path to citizenship. We are a nation of immigrants from every land, culture, and society. I believe that we are the Citadel of Liberty for all who are or would be free, and it is my belief that those who would be our brothers and sisters in freedom should be encouraged to join us with greater support for assimilation than what we currently provide. Those who would pay our taxes, follow our laws, and participate in our grand experiment should be welcomed rather than shunned and it should be easier to come here through proper legal channels than we’ve made it. The American Dream applies to “all men,” and I hold to this notion with conviction and love for all. E Pluribus Unum.

As Congress Member what, if any, policies or legislation would you support to preserve democracy for all US residents?
Answer from Andrew David Engdahl:

I plan to continue the work of the civil rights leaders who came before me to ensure that we establish a more perfect Union, first and foremost by defending the right to vote through efforts like passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and making Election Day a National Holiday. We must ensure that we have equality of opportunity for all of our citizens under the law, and that our rights are not infringed by tyrannical governments or increasingly powerful private corporations and their lobbyists. As such, I would also like to add my voice to the cause of overturning Citizens United to get corporate money out of politics as well as support ranked-choice voting initiatives to break the duopoly of the two-party system.

What legislation, if any, would you support to reduce American greenhouse gas production?  Please explain the reasons for your position.
Answer from Andrew David Engdahl:

Climate change is a global issue, but affects our local communities directly in the form of droughts and wildfires, and I plan to use this platform to take on climate change head on through legislation that influences the largest greenhouse gas emitters in energy, agriculture, manufacturing, and single-use packaging to encourage greater development of green, renewable, and sustainable alternatives to preserve our environment for future generations. Instead of providing billions in subsidies to the failing coal industry, we should be investing in the next generation of green energy. We can build thousands of charging stations across rural areas to make the idea of an electric car more realistic. An investment in green energy like this would create millions of good-paying, blue-collar, union jobs (Jobs that only require a high school degree in many instances).

What’s more, Congress has failed to do anything meaningful to curb the production single-use “disposable” plastics. World-wide less than 10% of plastic items are recycled, meaning that of the 300 million tons of plastic produced each year, most of it ends up in landfills or the environment, particularly in our water supply. There is only so much voting that consumers can do with their wallets to put a dent in the manufacturing of this plastic packaging, and I would seek to put Federal regulations on the production and sale of non-recyclable, single use plastic materials to facilitate investment in and the production of sustainable alternatives. This would greatly facilitate the reduction of microplastics in our food chain and water supply, as well as crack down on one of the leading sources of carbon emissions produced in manufacturing. If we want to tackle pollution and climate change in tandem, attacking non-sustainable waste is a great place to start.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $10,841

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

1
Andrew David Engdahl
$5,827

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (98.56%)
Small contributions (1.44%)
98.56%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Videos (1)

— April 20, 2022 DavisMediaAccess

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