Donald J. Trump -45th President of the United States
"We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will Make America Great Again!"
- President Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, setting the standards of excellence in his business endeavors, and now, for the United States of America.
A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance, President Trump has always dreamed big and pushed the boundaries of what is possible his entire career, devoting his life to building business, jobs and the American Dream. This was brought to life by a movement he inspired in the people of America when he announced his candidacy for President of the United States in June 2015.
Andy Caldwell - 24th Congressional District
Andy Caldwell was born on an Air Force Base in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1958 and a decade later his family moved to Lompoc. He graduated from Lompoc High School, then San Diego State, and began his career in agriculture, working his way through college as a seasonal laborer at Sinton and Brown, eventually moving into a management role at another division of the Union Sugar company.
When Caldwell left the company in 1991, he began his advocacy career as founder of the Coalition of Labor, Agriculture, and Business. Better known as COLAB, the group has 1,000 members in Santa Barbara County, Caldwell said, and it has sprouted neighbor groups of the same name in Imperial, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties.
His conservative daily radio show runs on AM 1440 in Santa Maria, part of his 25-year career in local radio. He wrote editorials for the Santa Maria Times for 17 years and now publishes three times a week in the Santa Barbara News Press.
Regarding his opponent, Salud Carbajal, Caldwell states: "He's driving voters away from himself," Caldwell said. "His party wants Medicare for all. Medicare is going bankrupt. Social Security is going bankrupt. We have to save what we have for seniors now before we expand coverage to everyone in the country."
Mike Garcia - 25th Congressional District (incumbent)
First generation American citizen Mike Garcia is a highly decorated United States Naval Officer whose record-setting flying performance earned him the honor of becoming one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy. He flew over 30 combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom in the skies above Baghdad, Fallujah and Tikrit.
Garcia is a native of Santa Clarita since his move to Saugus in 1982 with his mom and step-dad (LAPD officer) at the age of 6. Since this young age Garcia yearned to serve his nation and had his sights set on becoming a Naval Aviator. “At the age of 6 I knew I wanted to fly fighter jets off of aircraft carriers in defense of my country, my decision to run for Congress is a continuation of that desire to serve and a sense of responsibility to serve my country and my district.”
Garcia’s decision to run for Congress in 2020 as the Republican nominee should come as no surprise to members of the 25th District. He has seen the world but has returned to his hometown. He has a long track record of service, business growth and wanting to see his community remain the utopia it has been since its inception.
Jordan Cunningham - 35th Assembly District (incumbent)
It is an honor to represent the Central Coast in the Assembly. We are fortunate to live in this amazing place. It's where I grew up, and where my wife and I decided to raise our family.
Together, we have the ability to make real changes in our state. Despite today’s contentious political climate, I have stayed true to my pledge to put politics aside to work for common-sense policies. I have had the privilege of working with leaders on both sides of the aisle to improve public safety, grow our economy, and promote a safe and healthy environment.
I hope I can count on your continuing support, so that we can keep working for a better Central Coast and a better California.
Gary Michaels - 19th State Senate District
Gary Michaels is the managing partner of Summa Solutions LLC., an agency dedicated to helping K-12 schools across the country contract with fiber Internet carriers. He is also the managing partner of Summa E-rate Solutions, a sister agency which helps schools and school districts write technology plans and identify and complete USAC forms for Internet access discounts.
He has lived in Santa Maria since 2005 and is active in central coast charitable activities and community events. He enjoys sailboat racing, scuba diving, golf and fitness.
He is a FISCAL CONSERVATIVE who promises to not be the most conservative with making sure the government is limited and expenditures are as low as possible, but he will always try to figure out how to get the best value for the taxpayer. He promises to always tie accountability measures to funding initiatives and he will not downshift costs on his constituents.
Charles Cole - 37th Assembly District
Born on California’s Central Coast in Santa Barbara in 1998, Charles Cole is a leader of the youngest voter generation. The son of a patented designer/builder father, and a small business bookkeeper mother, Charles is educated in accounting, statistics and business in high school and at Santa Barbara City College.
It is there that Charles encountered the decay of California state government and the decline of state education into indoctrination via political correctness. Faced with a system hostile to business, entrepreneurship and conservative values, Charles decided to run for the 37th District seat on State Assembly in Sacramento. Unlike a career politician, Charles is the contemporary echo of Ronald Reagan’s principles and values in California politics.