David G. Valadao
|David G. Valadao|
|U.S. House, California, District 21|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Predecessor||Devin Nunes (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|California State Assembly|
|High school||Hanford High School (1995)|
|Birthday||April 14, 1977|
|Place of birth||Hanford, California|
|Profession||Managing Partner, Valadao Dairy|
Valadao received his diploma from Hanford High School in 1995. He then attended College of the Sequoias.
Valadao is managing partner of Valadao Dairy. He has also worked as regional leadership council chairman for Land O'Lakes Inc.
Valadao serves on the following committees:
- Appropriations Committee
- Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development
- Subcommittee on Interior, Environment
- Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
California General Assembly
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Valadao served on these committees:
- Agriculture Committee, California General Assembly, Vice Chair
- Budget Committee, California General Assembly
- Elections and Redistricting Committee, California General Assembly
- Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, California General Assembly
- Utilities and Commerce Committee, California General Assembly
Valadao's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Build More Reservoirs Now
- Excerpt: "The state’s $35 billion agriculture industry and our Central Valley is wholly dependent on a stable supply of water, so no one will fight harder than farmer David Valadao to improve our aging water infrastructure."
- Bullet Train Hurts Taxpayers
- Excerpt: "David Valadao strongly opposes the construction of a high speed rail system and that’s why he co-authored legislation that would allow California voters to stop the project dead in its tracks."
- Needless Regulations Kill Jobs
- Excerpt: "To help businesses stay in California and create new jobs, David Valadao wrote a bill requiring government agencies to make public the economic impact of new regulations before they are implemented."
- Gasoline Prices Slamming Families
- Excerpt: "David Valadao will not only vote to expand domestic oil production so we end our dependence on Middle East oil, but he also supports constructing the Keystone oil pipeline from Canada to Texas."
- Reduce The National Debt
- Excerpt: "A $15 trillion black hole that increased 42% in the past three years is one reason David Valadao favors cutting government spending and supports a strict two-thirds vote requirement before Congress can hike taxes."
Valadao is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.
Valadao won election to the U.S. House in 2012. He and John Hernandez (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Blong Xiong (D). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election.
|U.S. House, California, District 21 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||David G. Valadao||57.8%||67,164|
|Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Valadao advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Stephanie Campbell in the June 8 primary. He then advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Democrat Fran Florez in the November 2 general election.
|California State Assembly, District 30 General Election (2010)|
|David G. Valadao (R)||37,392|
|Fran Florez (D)||24,386|
|California House of Representatives, District 30 Republican Primary (2010)|
|David G. Valadao (R)||12,431|
|Stephanie Campbell (R)||3,528|
Comprehensive donor information for Valadao is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Valadao raised a total of $1,315,897 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.
|David G. Valadao's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (California, District 21)||$1,315,897|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,315,897|
|U.S. House, California District 21, 2012 - David G. Valadao Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$123,905|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$99,754|
|Top contributors to David G. Valadao's campaign committee|
|Independent Petroleum Assn of America||$13,500|
|American Medical Assn||$10,000|
|American Resort Development Assn||$10,000|
|California Dairies Inc||$10,000|
|California Westside Farmers Inc||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$185,816|
|Oil & Gas||$59,250|
In 2010, Valadao raised $1,076,460 in contributions. 
His two largest contributors were:
|California Republican Party||$286,177|
|Tulare County Republican Central Cmte||$17,000|
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Valadao missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Valadao's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$30,099,998 and -$1,150,005. That averages to -$15,625,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.
Valadao and his wife Terra have three children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term David + Valadao + California + Legislature
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- 10 House seats Dems, GOP will spar over in 2014 - MSNBC
- G8 in CA, A Taxonomy and Strategy, Part 2 - Fox and Hounds Daily
- G8 in CA, The Scorecard, Part 1 - Fox and Hounds Daily
- Congressman Valadao Discusses Resources of the Central Valley - Electric Light & Power
- Graves, others, take on EPA with new bill - Calhountimes
- House GOP program to shore up shaky - Politico
- Obama: FAA Furlough Legislation 'A Band-Aid,' Budget Conflicts Still Abound - Huffington Post
- In historic landmark, Sikh caucus formed in US Congress - Times of India
- New American Sikh Congressional Caucus to Address Hate Crimes - India West
- 2014 Democratic Senate Candidates Take Early Fundraising Lead - Huffington Post
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- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Congressional profile and news at Roll Call
- Congressional profile at GovTrack.us
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress.org
- Congressional profile at CongressMerge.com
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
- Legislation at Congress.gov
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Campaign contributions at Follow The Money
- Collected news and commentary at The Washington Post
- Profile at Facebook
- Profile at Twitter
- Profile at Wikipedia
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- ↑ CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
- ↑ Campaign website, Issues
- ↑ The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
- ↑ California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
- ↑ Unofficial election results
- ↑ California House primary results
- ↑ Sacramento Bee, California Assembly General election results
- ↑ Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for David Valadao," Accessed March 22, 2013
- ↑ Open Secrets "David Valadao 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ GovTrack, "David Valadao," Accessed April 2, 2013
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org, "Valadao, (R-Cali), 2011"
|U.S. House, California, District 21
January 3, 2013-Present
| Succeeded by|
|California Assembly District 30
| Succeeded by|
Luis Alejo (D)