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Salud Carbajal /səˈld ˈkɑːrbəˌhɔːl/ (born November 18, 1964) is an American politician who is the current United States Representative from California's 24th congressional district.

Salud Carbajal
Salud Carbajal official photo.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 24th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded by Lois Capps
Personal details
Born (1964-11-18) November 18, 1964 (age 53)
Moroleón, Mexico
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Gina
Alma mater University of California, Santa Barbara
Fielding Graduate University
Occupation Politician
Website House website
Military service
Allegiance  United States

 United States Marine Corps

United States Marine Corps Reserve
Battles/wars Persian Gulf War


Early lifeEdit

Carbajal was born in Moroleón, Mexico in 1964[1][2] and later immigrated to the United States initially to Arizona,[3] later settling in Oxnard, California with his family, where his father worked as a farmworker.[4] He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and Fielding Graduate University where he earned a master’s degree in Organizational Management.[3][5] He also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for eight years, including during the Gulf War.

Santa Barbara County Board of SupervisorsEdit

Carbajal was first elected to the Board of Supervisors of Santa Barbara County, California in 2004, representing the first district as a Democrat.[6][7] He was reelected in 2008 and 2012.

U.S. House of RepresentativesEdit

2016 campaignEdit

In 2015, Carbajal announced his intentions to run for the 24th district, after incumbent Democrat Lois Capps announced her retirement. Carbajal was seen as one of the two Democratic frontrunners in the open primary, alongside Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, and was rivaled by Republican frontrunners Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian, and small businessman and former Congressional aide Justin Fareed. The primary field consisted of 4 Democrats, 3 Republicans, and 2 independent candidates.

In the primary on June 7, Carbajal ultimately came in first, with 31.9% of the vote, amounting to 66,402 total popular votes. The runner-up was Fareed, who received 20.5% (42,521 votes).

In the general election on November 8, Carbajal received roughly 53.4% of the total vote over Fareed's 46.6%, which amounted to a popular vote margin of about 21,000 votes.[8]

Committee assignmentsEdit

Caucus membershipsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Carbajal currently lives in Santa Barbara, California and is married to Gina, with whom he has two children.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Guide to the New Congress" (PDF). Roll Call. Retrieved January 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ Wire, Sarah D. (2016-11-16). "Meet California's newest members of Congress". LA Times. 
  3. ^ a b  • . "Supervisor Salud Carbajal Announces Run for Congress". Retrieved November 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ Martinez, Alys (October 27, 2016). "Salud Carbajal pushes to win congressional contest". KEYT. Retrieved November 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ Admin, Student (November 1, 2016). "Q&A with Salud Carbajal, 24th Congressional District Candidate | The Bottom Line". Retrieved November 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ "How a congressional race in Santa Barbara became one of the most expensive in the country". LA Times. Retrieved November 9, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Salud Carbajal's Biography - The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. June 7, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016. 
  8. ^ "California General Election Results". California Secretary of State. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Members". New Democrat Coalition. Retrieved 5 February 2018. 

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