Salud Carbajal Biography
Salud Carbajal (Salud Ortiz Carbajal) is American politician born on November 18, 1964, in Moroleón, Mexico. He serves as the United States Representative from California’s 24th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
Salud Carbajal Age
Salud Carbajal was born on November 18, 1964 (he is 54 years old as of 2018)
Salud Carbajal Salary
Salud Carbajal gets a salary of $ 18,000.
Salud Carbajal Net worth
Salud Carbajal has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Salud Carbajal Family
Salud Carbajal was born to Mexican related parents. His family immigrated to the United States and initially to Arizona, but later settled in Oxnard, California with his family, where his father worked as a farmworker.
Salud Carbajal Education
Salud Carbajal attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and Fielding Graduate University where he earned a master’s degree in Organizational Management.
Salud Carbajal Wife
Salud Carbajal married Gina Carbajal. The couples were blessed with two children.
Salud Carbajal Children
Salud Carbajal has two children Natasha Carbajal-Garduno (daughter) and Micheal Carbajal (son). He lives with his family in Santa Barbara, California.
Salud Carbajal Politician
Salud Carbajal started his political career after his graduation. He has served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for eight years, including during the Gulf War although he did not leave the contiguous United States.
Salud Carbajal Santa Barbara
Salud Carbajal was elected to the Board of Supervisors of Santa Barbara County, California in 2004, representing the first district as a Democrat. He was re-elected again in 2008 and 2012.
Salud Carbajal Campaign
In 2015, Salud Carbajal announced to run for the seat of 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 elections on June 7, he 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.
Salud Carbajal Committee assignments
- Committee on Armed Services
- Subcommittee on Readiness
- Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
- Committee on the Budget
- Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (Vice Chair)
Salud Carbajal Caucus
- New Democrat Coalition
- House Baltic Caucus
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus
- Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
- Climate Solutions Caucus
- Congressional Solar Caucus
Salud Carbajal for Congress
The moral of U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal and his Democratic colleagues may be high right now given their fighting chance of taking back the U.S. House of Representatives. But the first-termer says he’s less preoccupied on what happens on the national level and more focused on establishing his office and “just doing my job.” He’s hoping that prospect will continue beyond 2018 as he campaigns against two Republican challengers — Santa Barbara businessman Justin Fareed, who lost to Carbajal by less than 7 percentage points in 2016, and Morro Bay engineer Michael Erin Woody — leading up to Tuesday’s primary election.
The top two candidates face off again in November. Carbajal, 53, has been spending his free time campaigning in his district and stopped by The Tribune on Wednesday to talk about the election and his first year and a half in Congress. The incumbent and only Democrat on the ballot, Carbajal has reason to be optimistic about making it to the general election, but given historically low mid-term turnout, he said he’s “not taking anything for granted.”
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Salud Carbajal vs Justin Fareed
At a Sunday night candidates forum broadcast live on KEYT News, freshman Rep. Salud Carbajal attempted to portray himself as a bipartisan leader in Congress, while opponent Justin Fareed accused him of voting in lockstep with the Democratic Party instead of on behalf of local residents. Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, is seeking re-election to the 24th Congressional District seat he won for the first time in 2016. Fareed, a Republican, is running for the seat for the third election in a row. With the Nov. 6 election fast approaching, the candidates answered questions about a wide range of topics, from illegal immigration and sanctuary states to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the apparent murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of Saudi agents in the country’s embassy in Turkey.
Carbajal said he opposes a merit-based system of accepting immigrants into the country. “I think if you look at merit-based, merit-based was the old way of looking at things,” he said. “Merit-based looked at rewarding those with higher means that could only come to this country, and I think when you look at comprehensive immigration reform and looking at a different approach really allows people from all countries to come to this country. “I think you have heard this (President Donald Trump’s) administration preferring immigrants from certain European countries over other countries, and I think a merit-based approach falls right victim into that,” Fareed said Carbajal and other politicians have sidestepped the issue by putting politics ahead of people.
“We have been hearing that for a generation and we have not seen actual solutions,” he said. “Ultimately we have to have political leaders with the political will and the backbone to do what’s right for the future of this country.” He did not specifically answer the question of whether he supported California’s sanctuary state status, which exempts local law enforcement from cooperating with immigration authorities. “This administration has come after individuals that are here trying to make a living, trying to contribute to our economy,” he said. “They have separated children from their families, their parents, not only at the border but throughout our communities. “I believe that states and local governments have tried to do their best to protect local residents, but what we need is actually comprehensive immigration reform. That will address most, if not all, of our immigration challenges.”
When journalist Jerry Roberts, one of the panel’s moderators and host of the local public-access TV show Newsmakers, asked Carbajal if he specifically supports the state law, the lawmaker responded: “I support laws that fix our broken immigration system, permanently.” “You ask a question three times, you don’t get an answer, you give up,” Roberts responded. Fareed called the law “a bad and misguided policy” — jumped in. “I think the answer is clear,” he said. “My opponent does support the sanctuary state policy.” Both candidates said they did not support reopening Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion. They each described abortion as a matter of settled law. Still, Carbajal seized the moment to paint Fareed in an unflattering light.
“If you accept money from a PAC whose mission it is to overturn Roe vs. Wade and to take women’s rights away from choosing their own reproductive health care and future over their bodies, I think that speaks for itself,” he said. “I am proud to have the support of Planned Parenthood for all the work that I have done to promote a woman’s right to chose.” He was asked to offer one compliment of Trump, and Fareed was asked to offer one criticism. “I think President Trump and Vice President (Mike) Pence stepped up when we had our disaster on the Central Coast,” Carbajal said. “I give high marks to this president for stepping up, not playing politics with our disasters here in California, at least here on the Central Coast.”
Fareed’s criticism focused on Trump’s focus. “Certainly with this president, there are a lot of things that he tweets and does that I wish he wouldn’t,” he said. “With leadership in this country it is important that we have folks who have the ability to bring certainty to situations, and that is really important.” On the Khashoggi killing, Fareed said, “if the allegations are true,” the United States must be “firm” with Saudi Arabia, which admitted over the weekend that Khashoggi, a frequent critic of the regime, had been murdered.
Carbajal said Trump’s response to the killing was wrong, noting that he also praised a lawmaker who assaulted a journalist. “That is not the message we want to send, both domestically and internationally,” he said. He said the United States should suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia and stop collaborating with the country on its war with Yemen, where a humanitarian crisis is escalating. “This is something we should not allow,” he said. “We should speak boldly and we should take a harsher action than we have taken.” The forum was moderated by Roberts, KEYT News anchor C.J. Ward, Santa Maria Times reporter Gina Kim and Noozhawk political writer Joshua Molina.
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U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara) has thrown his support behind a resolution calling for sweeping action to combat climate change, drawing praise from local progressives and condemnation from area Republicans. He (D-Santa Barbara) is one of 89 Democrats who cosponsored U.S. House Resolution 109, more commonly known as the Green New Deal. The non-binding resolution, introduced by freshman U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) Feb. 7, broadly outlines an ambitious plan that attempts to tackle climate change through various measures while creating jobs and addressing economic and social inequality.
“This bill is very consistent with our Central Coast values,” Carbajal told New Times. The resolution is non-binding, meaning its passage won’t result in any immediate legislation. Rather, it sets a number of goals to combat climate change, including meeting 100 percent of the nation’s power demands using renewable and zero-emission sources, upgrading all buildings in the United States to achieve maximum electric and water efficiency, and investing and expanding zero-emission vehicles and high-speed rail, among other goals.
Carbajal said that while the resolution was not binding, he believed supporting its broad goals was important in order to send a message, particularly in light of the Trump administration’s hostility to the issue of climate change. “It’s a very bold statement,” Carbajal said. “I supported this Green New Deal because it is a way to reaffirm that we can no longer tolerate an administration that is in denial of the importance of addressing climate change.” The resolution garnered support from SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon, who called it a “bold vision for fighting climate change” in a Feb. 7 Facebook post.
“It’s about lifting people up,” Harmon wrote. “[Ocasio-Cortez] has my full support and I hope yours as well.” But the Green New Deal, and Carbajal’s support of it, unsurprisingly, has drawn the ire of Republicans, including those in SLO County. In a written statement, SLO County Republican Party Chairman Randall Jordan slammed the resolution as “radical” and “unfeasible,” claiming it would hurt the economy and warning that it would damage the “social fabric of the United States as an independent nation.” “History has proven that socialistic promises such as in the Green New Deal are empty promises,” Jordan wrote.
Carbajal pushed back on the Republican characterization and claims about resolution, again noting that the bill was broad and nonbinding, and claiming that much of the criticism he’d heard was based on misinformation about what was actually in the resolution. “People are saying that it’s going to get rid of all airplanes, and there’s no such thing in that resolution,” he said. “I encourage people to read the text of the resolution. I don’t see how anyone who reads it could have an issue with it. It’s very straightforward.” The resolution has yet to pass Congress and must pass through at least 11 committees prior to coming to a vote before the full House of Representatives. Its next stop will be the House Sub-Committee on Energy and Resources.