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Tuesday November 8, 2022 — California General Election
United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 38

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Linda T. Sánchez

Mom/Congresswoman
101,015 votes (58.1%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Reducing costs for working families.
  • Bringing good paying jobs to Southern California.
  • Keeping our streets and communities safe.

Experience

Education

University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Los Angeles Bachelors of Arts Spanish, and Juris Doctor, Spanish literature with an emphasis in bilingual education (1995)

Biography

Linda was born in the City of Orange to immigrant parents from Mexico. Her father worked as an industrial mechanic and her mother was an elementary school teacher. From her parents, Linda learned dedication, gratitude, hard work, and commitment to community. She graduated from UC Berkeley and earned a law degree from UCLA.

Linda is the proud mom of Joaquín, who was born in 2009. She is only the eighth woman in history to give birth while serving in Congress. The two can often be found playing with Scully, the family’s miniature Schnauzer.

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 Linda T. Sánchez:

Severe drought and wildfires pose a constant threat to us here in California. These catastrophes disrupt thousands of lives and cause billions of dollars in damage each year, and they are only getting worse. That is why I was proud to help pass the Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act in the House of Representatives in July. This legislation will help protect communities against wildfires, enhance drought resiliency, study ways to prevent damage to power infrastructure during wildfires using innovative technology, and ensure federal agencies and local governments have the resources needed to address wildfire and drought related issues.   

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.
Answer from Linda T. Sánchez:

Absolutely. As the daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico, immigration reform is personal for me. We need immigration reform to remain competitive on a global scale, ease labor shortages, and accelerate entrepreneurship.  And despite what some say, we can be a country that welcomes immigrants and has safe, secure borders at the same time.

 

This year I was proud to author and introduce the U.S. Citizenship Act, which outlines a commonsense approach to immigration reform. The bill would provide a path to citizenship, ease backlogs for employer-sponsored visas, and provide resources to better manage our borders.

 

I am also working with my colleagues in Congress to finally deliver permanent protections for Dreamers, improve legal pathways for temporary workers, and expand work permits for the millions of immigrants who call this country home.  

As Congress Member what, if any, policies or legislation would you support to preserve democracy for all US residents?
Answer from Linda T. Sánchez:

Protecting the safety, security, and strength of our democracy is one of the most important issues we face today. That is why I was proud to vote for and advance the Protecting Our Democracy Act and the For the People Act in the House of Representatives.

 

The Protecting Our Democracy Act would take steps to protect and strengthen our democracy so that no future president – regardless of his or her political party – can act as if they are above the law and the For The People Act would overhaul money-in-politics, impliment independent redistricting commissions, and protect voters against discrimination.

 

Together, these bills would restore accountability and transparency in our institutions so that all Americans can again have confidence in our government’s ability to serve the people and address the challenges we face today.  

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

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which I was proud to help pass in the House of Representatives this year, would represent the single largest climate investment in our nation’s history by incentivizing electric vehicles and clean energy for working families and businesses, reducing carbon emissions by roughly 40 percent by 2030. To build on this foundation, I will work to reduce local pollution by supporting the deployment of clean renewable fuels for heavy duty vehicles and ensure the federal government has the authority to meet our international commitment to reduce our carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030. Meeting this commitment is critical to achieving the international cooperation needed to avert the worst scenarios of climate change.  

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $1,216,588

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

1
Employees of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP
$14,850
2
Employees of Kleansupply Llc
$11,600
3
American Crystal Sugar
$10,000
3
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
$10,000
3
American Podiatric Medical Association
$10,000
3
American Resort Development Association
$10,000
3
Anthem
$10,000
3
Communications Workers of America
$10,000
3
Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
$10,000
3
Credit Union National Association
$10,000
3
FedEx
$10,000
3
Honeywell International
$10,000
3
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
$10,000
3
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
$10,000
3
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
$10,000
3
National Association of Letter Carriers
$10,000
3
National Beer Wholesalers Association
$10,000
3
New York Life Insurance
$10,000
3
PricewaterhouseCoopers
$10,000
3
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
$10,000

More information about contributions

By State:

District of Columbia 41.58%
California 16.76%
Virginia 6.70%
Maryland 4.08%
Other 30.88%
41.58%16.76%30.88%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.65%)
Small contributions (0.35%)
99.65%

By Type:

From organizations (75.77%)
From individuals (24.23%)
75.77%24.23%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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