Julia serves Ventura County, California and got her start on the local school board before moving up to the California State Assembly. She advocated for state campaign finance reform in the Assembly as an author of California’s Disclose Act requiring the disclosure of donors in political ads and then co-sponsored the federal version as a Congresswoman. Julia has criticized the Citizens United decision from the very beginning. She believes Citizens United, along with the similar McCutcheon decision, were extremely misguided and have allowed unlimited corporate cash into our elections.
Candidate for Illinois' 17th Congressional District