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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 41

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Will Rollins

National Security Prosecutor
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fixing our broken information system: If we can start agreeing on basic facts again, we can stop fighting each other and start working together on issues like our economy, infrastructure, and climate change.
  • Lowering costs for working families: People deserve a livable wage and a tax system that rewards work, not wealth.
  • Fighting to expand access to healthcare and protecting women’s reproductive rights.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Former Federal Prosecutor
Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice — Appointed position (2016–2021)
Judicial Law Clerk for the Hon. Jacqueline H. Nguyen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit — Appointed position (2015–2016)
Judicial Law Clerk for the Hon. George H. Wu, Central District of California — Appointed position (2013–2014)

Education

Columbia Law School Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law (2012)
Dartmouth Bachelor of Arts, Government (2007)

Biography

Will Rollins is a former federal prosecutor who focused on counterterrorism and counterintelligence cases in Southern California. He’s running for Congress because the attack on the U.S. Capitol underscored why America needs a new generation of leaders to end the toxic divisions that threaten our democracy and prevent us from solving problems together. After helping to prosecute some of the insurrectionists who attacked the US Capitol on January 6th, Will decided to challenge those who voted to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

 

Coming of age at a time when being gay was a crime in some states, Will and his partner Paolo know that government-sponsored discrimination has lasting effects on all Americans, our economy, and our national security. That has motivated Will to improve the lives of others who face discrimination. Will’s mother and father, a public defender and journalist, stressed the importance of justice and free speech at a young age. His parents taught him that although the system may not be perfect, every generation has a responsibility to improve it. With this in mind, Will is running for Congress to serve the 41st district of California and bring justice and accountability back to Washington.

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $780,043

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

1
Employees of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
$13,175
2
Will Rollins
$9,800
3
Employees of Google
$8,830
4
Employees of Mishra X Trial Lawyers
$6,800
5
Employees of Snapchat
$6,550

More information about contributions

By State:

California 74.09%
New York 6.12%
Washington 2.76%
Massachusetts 2.68%
Other 14.34%
74.09%14.34%

By Size:

Large contributions (87.93%)
Small contributions (12.07%)
87.93%12.07%

By Type:

From organizations (1.44%)
From individuals (98.56%)
98.56%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe that people deserve a livable wage, that we should have a tax system that rewards work not wealth, that access to public education and healthcare are fundamental human rights, and that climate change is an existential threat. We need new leaders in Congress with the ideas, work ethic, and integrity to take on all of these challenges with the aggressive commitment demanded by this urgent moment in our country’s history. And no matter how many candidates talk about wanting to bring Americans together to compromise, too few of them offer specific ideas to end the systemic, profitable division that extremists, Big Tech, corporate media – and even foreign governments – have exploited to make it impossible for the country to govern itself. Learn more about my plan to end our divisions here: https://willrollinsforcongress.com/plan

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