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Tuesday November 8, 2022 — California General Election
United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 46

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Christopher J. Gonzales

Businessman/Attorney
47,999 votes (38.3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Improve quality of life for families by reducing inflation and gas costs, creating better and higher paying jobs, providing more school choice, and protecting children from harmful ideologies being pushed in public schools.
  • Enrich our community by restoring police funding for safer streets, reducing small business regulations, driving local community improvements, and promoting independent healthcare decision making without government intervention and mandates.
  • Build a stronger nation by implementing business-friendly tax and fiscal policies, advocating for a strong military, enforcing border regulations, promoting energy independence, and fighting for personal freedoms and Constitutional rights.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Attorney and Businessman
Attorney and Owner, Law Office of Christopher J. Gonzales, Esq. (2021–2022)
First Lieutenant, Military Police, United States Army (2020–2022)
Store Manager, ACE Hardware (2021–2022)
Chair, City of Irvine Investment Committee, City of Irvine — Appointed position (2020–2022)
Auxiliary Board Member, Mary' Shelter — Appointed position (2021–2022)
Charter Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus (Catholic Men's Charity Organization) — Appointed position (2021–2022)
Board Member, Por Mi Futuro — Appointed position (2021–2022)
First Lieutenant, Military Police, United States Army — Appointed position (1982–1992)

Education

University of California (UCLA) (J.D.), UC Irvine (BA); Cal State Fullerton (Military Certification), Irvine High Juris Doctor (J.D.), Bachelor of Arts, Military Certification, High School Diploma, law, social ecology, criminal justice, and military history (1985)

Community Activities

Charter Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus (Catholic Men's Charity Organization) (2021–2022)
Pro Life Advocate, Multiple Organizations (list here.........) (2021–2022)
Volunteer, Second Harvest Food Bank (2021–2022)
Sacristan, Finance Committee Member, Lector, Former Religious Ed. Teacher, St. Thomas More Catholic Church (Irvine) (2021–2022)
Volunteer, L.A. at Risk (2021–2022)

Biography

 

LEGAL CAREER

  • Law Office of Christopher J. Gonzales • The State Bar of California, Member
  • U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts, Member
  • Supreme Court of California, Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2019 Recognition
  • O.C. District Attorney’s Office, Domestic Violence Volunteer
  • Hispanic Bar Association, Member
  • St. Thomas More Law Society, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Former Member • Represents Police and Firefighters 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • City of Irvine Investment Committee, Chair
  • Irvine Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Republican Alliance, Central County, Board Member
  • Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial, Advocate
  • Fought against the El Toro Airport, Musick Jail Expansion, Center Line Rail, and the Spectrum 40 Development
  • Fought for Irvine Veterans and public cemeteries and the Blue Gum Park development

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $31,831

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

1
Christopher J. Gonzales
$7,500
2
Huck PAC
$5,000
3
Employees of Toy, Alice
$2,800
4
Employees of CalOptima
$1,000
4
Employees of Garcia, Wendy
$1,000
4
Employees of Guillen, Martha
$1,000
4
Employees of Huang, Angel
$1,000
4
Employees of Malley & Hassettllp
$1,000
4
Employees of Nexthome Free
$1,000
4
Employees of Vandorpe, Lisa
$1,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 72.23%
Arkansas 17.80%
Illinois 9.97%
72.23%17.80%9.97%

By Size:

Large contributions (88.23%)
Small contributions (11.77%)
88.23%11.77%

By Type:

From organizations (17.80%)
From individuals (82.20%)
17.80%82.20%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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