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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 1

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Audrey Denney

34,121 votes (17.9%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Our elected officials should be beholden only to the people they serve, not to corporations and special interests.I do not and will not take contributions from corporations, or the PACs they support
  • Guarantee universal, high-quality healthcare through Single-Payer/ Medicare for All
  • I will fight for north state workers to bring more jobs to our region, increase job readiness and workforce development through improved career and technical education



Profession:Educator and Farmer
Learning Designer, Vivayic (2015–current)
Board President, Cristosal - Advancing Human Rights in Central America — Elected position (2016–current)


Audrey has a rich background in agriculture, education, and nonprofit leadership. 

She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Agricultural Education from California State University, Chico.  She taught agriculture at CSU, Chico for six years and is now in her third year as a Senior Learning Designer at Vivayic where she designs learning strategy and curriculum for worldwide agricultural organizations.  

Her volunteer work includes serving on the board of directors for Cristosal, an internationally renowned human rights organization and the mission committee of Bidwell Presbyterian Church in Chico, CA.

 Audrey’s passion for the north state and commitment to working with people of all backgrounds make her the only choice to represent California’s 1st congressional district.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $342,955

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

Audrey Denney
Employees of Episcopal Church Of The Almaden
Employees of MDM Analytics
Employees of Enloe Medical Center
Employees of Morrison and Foerster LLP

More information about contributions

By State:

California 94.01%
District of Columbia 0.70%
Idaho 0.70%
Illinois 0.70%
Other 3.90%

By Size:

Large contributions (63.01%)
Small contributions (36.99%)

By Type:

From organizations (2.05%)
From individuals (97.95%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

 I believe that Congress can, and must, do better. I feel called to ensure the North State has a representative who listens to them and fights for them. 

We live in troubled times. Yet, troubled times give rise to big ideas, big movements, and big change. I am running for Congress because I want to be a part of the movement that inspires all people to engage with politics on a deeper level, to offer our talents, and to take our seats at the table.

 It is my conviction that if we listen to each other and work together, it will be our hope, our success, and our joy that unite us. 

I am incredibly proud to be a California Democrat and I will be an asset to my party and constituents.  Our party is the party that champions the inherent rights and dignity of all people. That sentiment is at the core of my faith and the core of who I am , how I make decisions, and how I will lead. 

Official Statement

Researched by Voter’s Edge
Source: Butte County Clerk-Recorder

Butte County deserves a representative who will listen to your concerns and fight for the issues you care about. I have spoken with many of you in coffee shops, community halls, churches, main streets, and back roads of our district. Here, we’ve recognized our shared vision of a thriving local economy with dignified jobs that sustain our available talent pools and encourage the next generation to raise their families in our communities. I will work for a future in which all students have access to quality education, and are prepared for jobs in our communities through Career and Technical Education. I will prioritize investments in our infrastructure, especially maintenance of our dams and roadways to ensure public safety and local jobs. I will work to ensure no person must choose between bankruptcy and health care, while upholding our commitment to veterans by fully funding the VA. 

Work ethic, responsibility, and servant leadership were instilled in me throughout my involvement with 4H and as a state FFA officer. I’ve proudly built my deep background in agriculture, education, and nonprofit leadership upon these tenets while teaching agriculture at Chico State, owning a small ag business, volunteering at church, teaching in West Africa, and serving as president of the board of an international human rights organization. I will bring these same values to Washington, where I will fight to get corporate money out of politics and get our government back to work for you.

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