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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

California State AssemblyCandidate for District 26

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Jose Sigala

Democratic
Council Member, City of Tulare
45,558 votes (42.1%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Water - Assuring our communities have clean drinking water and our agricultural industries have the water needed to grow food and maintain our presence as a top agricultural area is a top priority.
  • Improving the quality of life in the 26th District by decreasing poverty, increasing educational resources and opportunities, assuring access to quality and affordable healthcare are my top priorities to improve the quality of life in the district.
  • Economic Development/Jobs - increasing and diversifying our local economy by bringing good paying jobs to the district is a priority.

Experience

Biography

A SON OF IMMIGRANTS

 

Jose Sigala is the proud son of Mexican immigrants. Like many immigrants, his parents came to this country to pursue the American Dream.  Although Jose’s parent had no formal education, they worked hard to provide for their family. 

 

Watching his father work as a dishwasher, laborer, farmworker and never complain taught Jose a valuable lesson about sacrifice, including the important values of hard work, respect and caring for others.

 

Because of the sacrifices his parents made, Jose was the first in his family to graduate from high school and earn a college degree.

 

Jose is a proud product of public schools from head start to college.  He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.

 

A COMMITMENT TO SERVICE

 

For his entire life, Jose, has been a champion of working class families and an ardent advocate for safer neighborhoods, parks/open space, after school programs, small business, responsible development, the environment, education and neighborhood empowerment.

 

Jose has over 20 years of legislative and public policy experience working in the California State Legislature and local government where he has worked to improve the quality of life in communities across California.

 

A PROVEN LEADER

 

In 2016, Jose was elected to the Tulare City Council to represent the 1st Council District.  His grassroots campaign allowed him to build a coalition of community, labor and business leaders to defeat an incumbent and overwhelmingly win his council seat. 

 

As a Council Member, Jose has worked to:

 

·       Increase Public Safety in his district,

·       Spur Economic Development across the city,

·       Focus attention on important issues affecting the community,

·       Increase funding for infrastructure needs and investment in the older parts of the city,

·       Help shape a city budget that focuses on the needs of Tulare residents, and

·       Make an impact in the community as a regional leader.

 

Jose has proven that he is willing to stand up for the community and take on the tough issues.  He is a leader that has the experience to bring people together and someone who is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get things done.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $70,720

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

1
Sheet Metal Workers Local 104
$8,600
2
Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
$6,900
3
CA Latino PAC
$6,400
3
California Teachers Association
$6,400
4
UA Local 246
$6,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 93.56%
District of Columbia 6.44%
93.56%

By Size:

Large contributions (96.68%)
Small contributions (3.32%)
96.68%

By Type:

From organizations (88.01%)
From individuals (11.99%)
88.01%11.99%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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