Jess Herrera

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Jess Herrera
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 26
PartyDemocratic
Websites
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Jess Herrera was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 26th Congressional District of California.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Herrera's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Immigration
Excerpt: "This is one of the most important issues of our time. As long as we do not resolve the immigration question, it will continue to divide us."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "There is no question that health care costs are out of control. The average American family cannot continue to pay increasing health costs. Still, having the Federal Government's offer of a vague and costly plan is not a solution."
  • Education
Excerpt: "There is no greater goal in our time than improving educational outcomes in our nation's schools. The dropout rate is still at epidemic levels as high as 50% among students of color (Latinos and Blacks)."
  • National Defense and Foreign Policy
Excerpt: "America must continue to lead the world in a quest for freedom for all. That means we must support other nations as they travel the path to democracy. However, we must be careful not to attempt to determine how a nation does so."
  • Taxation
Excerpt: "Americans want a fair tax system. They want one that ensures an equitable distribution of the responsibility for generating our nation's revenue. Our tax code is too complicated and has too many loopholes and exceptions that favor some and penalizes others."

Elections

2012

See also: California's 26th Congressional District elections, 2012

Herrera ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 26th District. She was defeated in the open primary on June 5, 2012.[2][3]

U.S. House, California District 26 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTony Strickland (R) 44.1% 49,043
Green check mark transparent.pngJulia Brownley (D) 26.9% 29,892
Linda Parks (NPP) 18.3% 20,301
Jess Herrera (D) 6.5% 7,244
David Cruz Thayne (D) 2.5% 2,809
Albert Maxwell Goldberg (D) 1.7% 1,880
Total Votes 111,169

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