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District 53 — U.S. House of Representatives

Get the facts on the California candidates running for election to the District 53 — U.S. House of Representatives

Find out their top 3 priorities, their experience, and who supports them.

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About this office

Representatives are elected to two-year terms to represent the people of a specific congressional district in the federal government. They introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and are responsible for approving federal taxes.
For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election advance to the general election. The two candidates may be from the same political party.
You must select at least 2 candidates to compare them.

Candidates

You can vote for 1 of these 15 candidates.

Sara Jacobs

Democratic
Children's anti-poverty advocate
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Address the epidemic of gun violence
  2. Protecting our environment and transition to clean...
  3. Addressing the high cost of living in San Diego, including...
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Georgette Gómez

Democratic
San Diego City Council President
Top 3 Priorities
  1. San Diego’s Strong Voice Against Trump: The daughter...
  2. Making 100% Clean Energy A Reality: A former environmental...
  3. Affordable Healthcare For All: Georgette will fight...
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Chris Stoddard

Republican
Airline Pilot, USMC Reserve Officer,...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Border Security
  2. Nationwide concealed carry permit
  3. Federally legalizing marijuana
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Janessa Goldbeck

Democratic
USMC Captain, Businesswoman, Activist
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Women's & LGBTQ+ Rights
  2. Campaign Finance Reform & Strengthening Democracy
  3. Tackling the Climate Crisis
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Famela Ramos

Republican
Nurse, researcher and businesswoman
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Healthcare. I will work to reduce inefficiencies...
  2. Immigration. I will strive to create merit based...
  3. Economy. I am committed to creating and maintaining...
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Annette Meza

Democratic
Teacher/Educator
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Remove big money out of politics.
  2. Investing in our youth.
  3. Education, Climate Change, Veteran Wellness, Family...
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Joseph R. Fountain

Democratic
Elementary Special Education Teacher
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Complete Legalization of Marijuana Federally and the...
  2. Climate Action through public works projects that...
  3. Education, healthcare, clean safe housing, and healthy...
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Jose Caballero

Democratic
Owner of a Progressive Political...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Medicare for All with the elimination of private health...
  2. Expanding and passing the Green New Deal into law.
  3. A service member and veteran Bill of Rights called...
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Joaquín Vázquez

Democratic
Public Policy Adviser and Community...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Guarantee that every family in America has their full...
  2. Sign the Green New Deal to get money out of politics,...
  3. Pass comprehensive immigration reform that decriminalizes...
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John Brooks

Democratic
Retired federal special agent, wildlife...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Implementing a national climate correction protocol,...
  2. Creating sustainable communities in the district to...
  3. Funding light and high speed rail systems as job creator...
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Fernando Garcia

No Party Preference
CEO/Business Owner
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Getting money out of politics.
  2. Moving the Green Economy Forward.
  3. Fixing the wealth gap.
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Eric Roger Kutner

Democratic
Policy and Stratety Advisor and Consultant
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  1. I want to continue to bring civility and respect to...
  2. I want to help get the 53rd and the nation out of...
  3. To bring civility / respect and vision/ strategy to...
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