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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election

District 49 — U.S. House of Representatives

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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 16 candidates.

Diane L. Harkey

Republican
Taxpayer Representative/Businesswoman
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Repeal the gas tax and continue tax reform
  2. Economic growth and job creation
  3. Keeping our promises to our veterans by reforming...
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Mike Levin

Democratic
Clean Energy Advocate
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Accelerating Sustainable Energy and Environmental...
  2. Providing Affordable Healthcare Coverage for All -...
  3. Fighting For Women's Rights - I will fight to protect...
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Sara Jacobs

Democratic
Education-nonprofit CEO
Top 3 Priorities
  1. We have an unfair economic system that gives access...
  2. Health care is a fundamental human right and we need...
  3. We need to prevent corporations from having unlimited...
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Doug Applegate

Democratic
Marine since 1974, (RET); Civil Rights...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Single Payer Health Care & Biotech Research & Cures
  2. Public Preschool thru 16 years of vocational-community...
  3. End oil subsidies to free market forces for 100% Renewable...
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Kristin Gaspar

Republican
Chairwoman, San Diego County Board...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. I strongly support our Armed Forces and will be their...
  2. I will vote to make the tax reform bill permanent.
  3. Reform of our immigration system which is critical...
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Rocky J. Chávez

Republican
Retired United States Marine Colonel;...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. I firmly believe that prioritizing education is the...
  2. I will always take care of our veterans. I have worked...
  3. I also proud to have worked with Governor Brown and...
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Paul G. Kerr

Democratic
Small Business Owner
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Passing Medicare for All: I want to ensure that every...
  2. Combating Income Inequality: I will work to ensure...
  3. Supporting our Veterans: I will work to eliminate...
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Brian Maryott

Republican
Mayor Pro Tem. Retired business executive.
Top 3 Priorities
  1. San Onofre: Fully fund temporary, off-site storage....
  2. Healthcare: Get back to the table and push comprehensive...
  3. Immigration: Secure our southern border. Fight for...
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Mike Schmitt

Republican
Doctor of Neuroaudiolgy
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Restore sanity to the Congressional budgeting process...
  2. Overhaul our healthcare system to provide lower cost,...
  3. Reform our broken immigration system.
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Joshua Schoonover

Republican
Patent Attorney | Father | Business...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. The government sucks at nearly everything, that is...
  2. Illegal immigration is a huge problem. We need a wall,...
  3. DEA Schedule 1 is for drugs that are addictive and...
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Craig A. Nordal

Republican
Real Estate Consultation & Valuation
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Protect Religious Liberty & Freedom, returning God...
  2. Border Security, Build That Wall, Enforce Immigration...
  3. Defend religious liberty, protect the 2nd Amendment...
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David Medway

Republican
Physician, Small Business Owner
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Excellent, Affordable Healthcare & Prevention Of Disease...
  2. Low Taxes & Low Fees With An Affordable Cost Of Living...
  3. A Strong, Well Funded Military And Excellent Care...
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Robert Pendleton

No Party Preference
Eye Surgeon, Business Owner, Biochemst...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Empower socially progressive, fiscally conservative...
  2. Prioritize Spending based upon Science and Reason....
  3. Shrink government, increasing personal and economic...
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Danielle St John

Green
Advocate/Activist
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Money our of politics
  2. Profit out of food, news and health
  3. Im already against the next war
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Joshua L. Hancock

Libertarian
Marine Veteran, Eagle Scout, Middle...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. I am First and Foremost a Fiscal Conservative. Let's...
  2. Let's cut Federal Spending back and also cut taxes....
  3. Let's make Healthcare affordable for everyone. If...
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Jordan P. Mills

Peace and Freedom
Professor
Top 3 Priorities
  1. I'm the anti-war candidate. I'd withdraw from oversea...
  2. I'd stop ICE raids and give full rights to immigrants....
  3. The USA needs a single payer health care system. Healthcare...
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