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District 16 — U.S. House of Representatives

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About this office

Representatives are elected to two-year terms to represent the people of a specific congressional district in the federal government. They introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and are responsible for approving federal taxes.
For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election advance to the general election. The two candidates may be from the same political party.
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Candidates

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Jim Costa

Democratic
Farmer/Representative
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Nothing is as important to our Valley's future as...
  2. Since 2010, the number of uninsured people in our...
  3. Keeping our communities safe continues to be a top...
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Jim Costa

Democratic
Farmer/Representative
39,527 votes (53%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Nothing is as important to our Valley's future as a clean and reliable water supply. Over the past two years, we've been successful in providing more flexibility for water managers and Valley farmers and will continue to push for more water, includin
  • Since 2010, the number of uninsured people in our Congressional district has dropped by half, but affordable healthcare will always be a priority. I'm continuing my work to expand healthcare, increasing funding for our community hospitals and health
  • Keeping our communities safe continues to be a top priority. To fight crime and gangs in our communities, we've brought home tax dollars, putting more cops on our streets. I passed legislation strengthening crime victims' rights and reducing violenc

Experience

Experience

Profession:Farmer/Representative

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $1,183,438

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

1
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and employees
$11,000
2
Employees of The Forhan Company
$10,800
3
American Bankers Association
$10,000
3
American Crystal Sugar
$10,000
3
Blue Diamond Growers
$10,000
3
Blue Dog PAC
$10,000
3
California Dairies
$10,000
3
Celanese
$10,000
3
Chevron
$10,000
3
Edison International
$10,000
3
Halliburton
$10,000
3
International Franchise Association
$10,000
3
National Beer Wholesalers Association
$10,000
3
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
$10,000
3
National Chicken Council
$10,000
3
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
$10,000
3
National Pork Producers Council
$10,000
3
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
$10,000
3
National Turkey Federation
$10,000
3
NO LABELS PROBLEM SOLVERS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (NO LABELS PROBLEM SOLVERS PAC)
$10,000
3
UnitedHealth Group
$10,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 43.71%
District of Columbia 26.94%
Virginia 5.86%
Texas 4.36%
Other 19.13%
43.71%26.94%19.13%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.87%)
Small contributions (0.13%)
99.87%

By Type:

From organizations (64.46%)
From individuals (35.54%)
64.46%35.54%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Candidate Contact Info

Email jimcosta01@comcast.net
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Elizabeth Heng

Republican
Small Business Owner
35,080 votes (47%)Winning
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Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $312,733

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

1
Employees of US Trading
$16,700
2
Employees of RetailVision
$10,800
2
Employees of T-Mobile US
$10,800
3
New Pioneers PAC
$10,000
4
EUREKA POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
$6,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 66.33%
Virginia 8.41%
Texas 4.89%
Maryland 4.43%
Other 15.94%
66.33%8.41%15.94%

By Size:

Large contributions (94.39%)
Small contributions (5.61%)
94.39%

By Type:

From organizations (19.75%)
From individuals (80.25%)
19.75%80.25%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Candidate Contact Info

Email elizabethhengforcongress@gmail.com

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