David Valadao - REP Incumbent

Financial Strength

Raised ($): $2,836,827

Cash on Hand ($): $78,918

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Race: Latino


Valadao was born and raised in Hanford, California, the son of Portuguese immigrants, and later attended the College of the Sequoias in Visalia. He currently serves as the managing partner of Valadao Dairy, which he owns with his brothers. In 2010 Valadao was elected to California’s 30th State Assembly, and in 2013 was elected to the US House. Since his election to Congress Valadao had voted with his party in 91.4% of votes and voted in line with President Trump’s position in 98.3% of the votes. In Congress, Valadao has gained a reputation as one of the Republican Party’s leading advocates of comprehensive immigration reform. In August 2014, Valadao broke ranks with the Republican Party and voted against a bill that would have dismantled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Valadao generally supports pro-life legislation, opposes an income tax increase, opposes requiring states to adopt federal education standards, supports lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth, and supports the building of the Keystone Pipeline. He opposes the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, opposes gun-control legislation, supports repealing the Affordable Care Act, opposes requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship, opposes same-sex marriage, and supports increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support. Valadao rejects that climate change has anything to do with the drought that California has been experiencing since 2011, blaming "environmental regulations" for it instead. He is married with three children.

Age: 42

Years In Office: 7

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