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Gil Cisneros

California

Candidate for California's 39th Congressional District

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“Too many folks in Washington have stopped listening to their constituents because they’ve been bought by corporations and special interests. Democracy only works when representatives actually listen to the interests of their constituents.”

A community leader in Southern California

Rep. Gil Cisneros’ (CA-39) victory over Republican former Assemblywoman Young Kim ensured that Republicans would be shut out of holding any of Orange County’s reliably red seats for the first time in decades. Cisneros attended college on an R.O.T.C. scholarship, served as a naval officer for ten years, and started an educational foundation before running for Congress. In Congress, he serves on the Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees.

A leader on campaign finance reform

Cisneros rejects corporate PAC money, and on the campaign trail, promised to fight for campaign finance reform if elected. Upon coming to Washington, he signed on as an original co-sponsor of H.R. 1, the For the People Act. Cisneros is an advocate for transparency and disclosure requirements, and supports a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

A critical re-election campaign

Cisneros will likely be a top target for Republicans in 2020, and the NRCC has already started running attack ads against him as he defends this toss up district that has been held by Republicans for decades. ECU was proud to support Congressman Cisneros in his 2018 victory, and will do so again in 2020.

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