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March 3, 2020 — Primary Election
Estados Unidos

Cámara de Representantes del los Estados UnidosCandidato para Distrito 20

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Jimmy Panetta

Representante de Estados Unidos
123,615 votos (66.2%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Proteger nuestro medio ambiente - Siempre será una de mis prioridades principales proteger el medio ambiente único e inmaculado de la Costa Central de California.
  • Vivienda y falta de vivienda - Continuaré luchando por un mayor acceso a la vivienda asequible en la Costa Central. Soy un fuerte partidario de los programas federales de viviendas para los veteranos, las familias de bajos ingresos y las personas sin hogar.
  • Reforma migratoria - En el Congreso he trabajado para mantener a las familias juntas, proteger a los beneficiarios de la Ley de Desarrollo, Ayuda y Educación de Menores Extranjeros (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors, DREAM) y a los trabajadores agrícolas, y hallar un camino significativo hacia la ciudadanía.



Profesión:Representante de Estados Unidos, 20.º Distrito de California
Representante de Estados Unidos, Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos — Cargo elegido (2016–actual)
Fiscal de Distrito Adjunto, Oficina del Fiscal de Distrito del Condado de Monterey (2010–2016)
Teniente - Componente de reserva, Marina de Estados Unidos (2003–2011)
Fiscal de Distrito Adjunto, Oficina del Fiscal de Distrito del Condado de Alameda (1996–2010)


Santa Clara University Doctorado en Derecho, Derecho (1996)
University of California, Davis Licenciatura en Artes, Relaciones Internacionales (1991)
Monterey Peninsula College Asociado en Artes, Educación General (1989)

Actividades comunitarias

Board Member, Veterans Transition Center (not availa–not availa)
Board Member, Rancho Cielo Youth Campus (not availa–not availa)
Board Member, Community Foundation for Monterey County (not availa–not availa)
Board Member, National Steinbeck Center (not availa–not availa)
Chair, Monterey Peninsula College Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (not availa–not availa)


From an early age, Jimmy Panetta was instilled with the value of service and the importance of giving back to our community and country.

Jimmy is the representative for the 20th Congressional District, representing the Central Coast of California which encompasses all of Monterey and San Benito Counties, and portions of Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties.  He was first elected to serve this region in 2016.


​In Congress, Jimmy serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, the House Committee on Agriculture, and the House Committee on Budget.  Jimmy Co-Chairs the Agriculture Research Caucus and the Cut Flowers Caucus, and also serves on the following Caucuses: Bus Caucus, California Aerospace Caucus, Cannabis Caucus, Cybersecurity Caucus, Diabetes Caucus, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Caucus, For Country Caucus, Friends of Australia Caucus, Gun Violence Task Force, LGBT Equality Caucus, Military Mental Health Caucus, National Service Congressional Caucus, Navy Marine Corps Caucus, Oceans Caucus, Organic Caucus, Pro-Choice Caucus, Problem Solvers Caucus, Progressive Caucus, Quiet Skies Caucus, and the Travel & Tourism Caucus.

Jimmy began his legal career in 1996 as a prosecutor for the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Based on his experience in the criminal justice system — pursuing justice for victims, protecting families and making communities safer — Jimmy was appointed to the California Councils on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, which provided guidance to the Governor’s Office on critical criminal justice programs.  Prior to being elected to Congress, Jimmy served as a Deputy District Attorney in Monterey County, where he was assigned to the Gang Team in Salinas, responsible for prosecuting violent gang members.


In 2003, Jimmy was commissioned as an Intelligence Officer with the United States Navy Reserve and served on active duty with a Special Operations task force deployed to Afghanistan. Based on his meritorious service in a combat zone, Jimmy was awarded the Bronze Star.  After returning home, Jimmy served as a board member of the Veterans Transition Center where he worked to address veterans’ homelessness and pushed for the opening of Monterey County’s first Veterans Treatment Court, and along with local leaders and fellow veterans, worked to establish the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery.  Based on his work, Jimmy was named a Monterey County Veteran of the Year in 2015.

Jimmy has also served on the Boards of Rancho Cielo Youth Campus, a non-profit that assists at-risk youth with job training and placement, Community Foundation for Monterey County, and the National Steinbeck Center.  He also served as Chair of the Monterey Peninsula College Citizens Bond Oversight Committee and as a Trustee on the Foundation for the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Jimmy received his law degree from Santa Clara University and his undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of California at Davis.  Prior to attending UC Davis, Jimmy attended Monterey Peninsula College.

Jimmy is married to Carrie McIntyre Panetta, and they have two daughters, Siri and Gia.

Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de League of Women Voters of California (3)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid, and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Respuesta de Jimmy Panetta:

Congress needs to partner with regions, states, and municipalities to address America’s infrastructure needs. Not only must we repair and rebuild aging infrastructure that holds local economies back, we need to build the innovative infrastructure of the future. This includes finally dealing with backlogged transportation and water projects, investing in a modern electrical grid, and increasing access to high-speed internet service networks like 5G in rural and underserved urban areas.

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages to secure affordable health care?
Respuesta de Jimmy Panetta:

I have been fighting to make healthcare affordable and accessible for all.  In Congress I worked to reduce prescription drug prices and to stop attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act that would have taken away healthcare for thousands of people on the Central Coast.

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House of Representatives.
Respuesta de Jimmy Panetta:

Immigration reform has been one of my top priorities.  In Congress I have been working to keep families together, protect Dreamers and farmworkers, and find a meaningful pathway to citizenship. As the grandson of immigrants, it is important to me that all people have the opportunity to achieve the American dream.

¿Quién proporcionó dinero a este candidato?


Dinero total recaudado: $1,266,267

Principales contribuyentes que dieron dinero para apoyar al candidato, por organización:

American Podiatric Medical Association
Blue Shield of California
California Dairies
Honeywell International
International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers
Southern Company
United Fresh Produce Association

Más información acerca de contribuciones

Por estado:

California 32.98%
District of Columbia 32.63%
Virginia 9.30%
Maryland 3.69%
Other 21.39%

Por tamaño:

Contribuciones grandes (96.43%)
Contribuciones pequeñas (3.57%)

Por tipo:

De organizaciones (70.45%)
De individuos (29.55%)
Fuente: Análisis de datos de la Comisión Federal Electoral de MapLight.

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

As your Member of Congress, I strive to give people the opportunity for a better life.

​Raised on the Central Coast in a family committed to public service, I have worked hard to uphold that tradition. As a local deputy district attorney, I delivered justice for victims and their families and helped steer gang members away from a life of crime. As an Officer in the U.S. Navy, I fought for our country in Afghanistan.

Now, as a member of Congress, I am fighting for you by preserving and improving the quality of life that we enjoy on the Central Coast. I am working tirelessly to protect our environment, make housing more affordable, support our schools and teachers, lower the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs, reform our immigration system, and boost our economy to help create better paying jobs.  I will continue to bring new ideas and civility to Congress and our community so that we can work together to solve problems.

I hope to earn your support so that I can continue to serve you and represent our home by making a difference in people’s lives.

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— January 23, 2020 Jimmy Panetta for Congress

Protecting the Environment

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