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Christina Gagnier

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Christina Gagnier
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 35
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Irvine
Master'sUniversity of Southern California
J.D.University of San Francisco
ProfessionSmall business owner/Lawyer
Campaign website
Christina Gagnier campaign logo
Christina Gagnier was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 35th Congressional District of California.[1] Christina Gagnier lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Gagnier holds degrees in Political Science and Sociology from the University of California, Irvine, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco. She also received a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. Gagnier is currently a partner in the firm Gagnier Margossian LLP. She is also a leader of JobScout, an online platform that teaches people how to use the Internet to find work.[2]


Campaign themes


Gagnier's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Jobs: "Our workforce programs are broken and everyday, thousands of frustrated job hunters are not receiving the support they need. I want to work on retooling workforce development programs to make sure we are providing job support services that empower everyone from first time workers to seniors needing to remain in the workforce."
  • Economic Growth: "Our district can easily be home to some of the world's most innovative companies. I want to focus on bringing new industries and means of economic opportunity to our district."
  • Education: "We need to focus on opportunities for all children. This begins with ensuring that our children are equipped with the basic skills to be competitive in today's workforce."
  • Tech Policy: "Technology policy will be a core part of every issue, whether its jobs, education, access to government resources or economic security. Congress needs leaders who are fluent in technology and can make smart decisions about technology policy."
  • Consumer Rights: "I want to ensure that we have rights regarding our data. Buying groceries and other essential needs should not put you at risk. We should know how companies are using our data. I want to bring my experience of working on consumer rights issues, such as online privacy, to Washington, D.C. to ensure that smart decisions are being made about your personal data."


—Christina Gagnier's campaign website,



See also: California's 35th Congressional District elections, 2014

Gagnier ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 35th District. Gagnier and Norma Torres (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating Scott Heydenfeldt (D) and Anthony Vieyra (D). Gagnier was then defeated in the general election on November 4, 2014.[5][6]

U.S. House, California District 35 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNorma Torres 63.5% 39,502
     Democratic Christina Gagnier 36.5% 22,753
Total Votes 62,255
Source: California Secretary of State
U.S. House, California District 35 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNorma Torres 67.1% 17,996
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristina Gagnier 15.2% 4,081
     Democratic Scott Heydenfeldt 9.6% 2,574
     Democratic Anthony Vieyra 8.1% 2,183
Total Votes 26,834
Source: California Secretary of State

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Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Gagnier's reports.

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