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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 1

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Audrey Denney

131,548 votes (45.1%)
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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: $1,120,934

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

Audrey Denney
Employees of Enloe Medical Center
Employees of Episcopal Church Of The Almaden
Employees of St. Cross Episcopal Church
Employees of MDM Analytics

More information about contributions

By State:

California 92.25%
District of Columbia 2.18%
Maryland 1.08%
Massachusetts 0.83%
Other 3.66%

By Size:

Large contributions (60.41%)
Small contributions (39.59%)

By Type:

From organizations (6.47%)
From individuals (93.53%)
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

Audrey Denney

United States Representative, 1st Congressional District


Party Preference: Democratic

It's time to elect a representative who will faithfully represent the needs and interests of our entire district beyond those of select corporate contributors. We deserve honest and strong leadership to reach those of us who have been neglected, forgotten and ravaged by years of ineffective representation.

Our district currently has no voice in the House of Representatives. I have the background. skills, and determination to change that—to listen, understand, and negotiate for our interests

I am an educator and farm-business owner from Chico. My strength is rooted in my rural upbringing, while my approach is guided by evidence, practicality, and a desire to enrich life in our communities. As your representative, I will fight to get money out of politics. I will be a champion for healthcare, education, water management, national security, and our veterans. I will advocate for investments in infrastructure and forest management to keep us safe and boost our economy.

I live and work the same way the vast majority of our district does. I understand the challenges faced by ranchers, teachers, bartenders and everyday Americans because that is who I am. I'm not running with the backing of a wealthy or powerful family. My father is a farmer and Vietnam veteran, and my mother is an Episcopalian priest. The values they instilled in me—selfless sacrifice, compassion, tenacity, and integrity—are the values I will take to Washington to put our government back to work for you.

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