2020 Primary Candidates for U.S. Congress, 26th District

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Note: Candidates are listed is the same order that they appear on the ballot. Statements and photos were provided by the candidates.

Robert L. Salas

Democrat
Retired Math Teacher

Robert L. Salas

Candidate Statement

I have served the people of the United States for nearly 32 years.

After graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy (1964), I served seven years as an active duty officer during the Vietnam War era before being honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1971. My military service included Weapons Controller, flying target drones, commanded intercontinental ballistic nuclear missiles as a launch officer, and as an Air Force missile propulsion engineer. From 1971-73 I worked as a reliability engineer for Martin-Marietta Aerospace and Rockwell International on Space Shuttle design proposals. From 1974 until 1995, I worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an aircraft certification engineer. While working for FAA, during 1991-1993 I was attached to the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia to advise that government in their certification of a commuter aircraft. I hold advanced degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Education. From 1999 until 2016, I served the community as a high school math teacher in Ventura schools.

Question: “If you win, how would that be good for Conejo Valley families?”

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Enrique Petris

Democrat
Small Business Owner   

Enrique Petris

Candidate Statement

Hello Dear Voters. My name is Enrique Petris and I’m running for the CA. 26 Congressional District. There are a lot of needs that need to be done but bureaucrats in Washington aren’t moving fast enough to accomplish anything. They only worry about how to keep their jobs, how to gain more name recognition, how to increase their salaries and pensions. Voters should elect someone like myself to help bring lower spending, lower taxes and Law and Order.

As your new Representative, I will work hard in the following three areas:

ONE, LOWER SPENDING – We need to spend wisely. We need to work on maintaining balanced budgets so that we don’t burden the next generation with budget deficits.

TWO, LOWER TAXES – We need to match spending with revenue. We should not spend monies we don’t have. Monies from projects that are not creating any social benefit should be re-directed to projects that need funding.

THREE, LAW & ORDER – We need to support our law enforcement agencies by increasing their funding. I want to see safer parks, streets, schools. I want to put criminal in jail so they don’t violate our freedom, property and life.

I humbly ask for your vote. I will fight those bureaucrats who want higher spending, higher taxes while going easy on criminals who violate our freedom, property and life.

Thank you, and god bless you, your families and the United States of America.

Question: “If you win, how would that be good for Conejo Valley families?”

Answer: If I win, I will fight for (1) LESS SPENDING, (2) LESS TAXATION, and LAW & ORDER in our district. Less Spending means balanced budgets, which leads to Less or no new taxes. With a balanced budget and no debt, means we have additional funding for our Law Enforcement Agencies to combat crime and keep our streets, parks, schools safe and ensure our freedom, property and life.

Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy

Republican
Attorney/Mother

Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy

Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy, the 2018 Republican nominee for California State Assembly in the 44th district and attorney launched her Congressional campaign this month in California’s 26th Congressional District. Kennedy is a resident of Oak Park where she runs a private law firm specializing in immigration, discrimination cases, family law, criminal defense, and personal injury and raises triplets with her husband, Michael. She has over 10 years of legal experience working her way through college as a paralegal before passing the California Bar in 2014. If elected, Kennedy will be only the second black female Republican to hold a seat in the House of Representatives (after Mia Love).

Question: “If you win, how would that be good for Conejo Valley families?”

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Julia Brownley

Democrat
Ventura County Congresswoman

Julia Brownley

Candidate Statement

I’m proud to represent you as an independent voice for Ventura County in Congress.

My priorities are creating good jobs for Ventura County’s middle class, strengthening small businesses, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, and protecting Social Security and Medicare.

I am working hard to help our communities recover from the recent fires and I’ve worked successfully to bring new resources to Naval Base Ventura County.

We need leadership in Washington working to move us forward, not backward. I will continue standing up to President Trump to protect our healthcare, our clean air and water laws, and our values.

I strongly support a woman’s right to choose and continued funding for Planned Parenthood.

I’m fighting to improve healthcare for our veterans. At a time when Congress can’t agree on much, my legislation to greatly expand our community’s veteran’s clinic with primary and specialty care providers, and to pass comprehensive protections for our women veterans, earned overwhelming bipartisan support.

To ensure every child has the opportunity to get a world-class education, I’ve worked hard to improve local schools, make college and skill-training education more affordable, and reduce student loan debt.

I’m proud to be supported by local teachers, firefighters and nurses. I’d be honored to earn your vote, too.

Question: “If you win, how would that be good for Conejo Valley families?”

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