Salud Carbajal

Salud Ortiz Carbajal[1] (/səˈld ˈkɑːrbəhɑːl/; born November 18, 1964) is an American politician who is the current United States Representative from California's 24th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Salud Carbajal
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 24th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byLois Capps
Personal details
Salud Ortiz Carbajal

(1964-11-18) November 18, 1964
Moroleón, Mexico
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (BA)
Fielding Graduate University (MA)
WebsiteHouse website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
UnitUnited States Marine Corps Reserve

Early life

Carbajal was born in Moroleón, Mexico in 1964[2][3] and later immigrated to the United States initially to Arizona,[4] later settling in Oxnard, California with his family, where his father worked as a farmworker.[5]


Carbajal attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and Fielding Graduate University where he earned a master's degree in Organizational Management.[4][6]


Carbajal 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.

Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors

In 2004, Carbajal was first elected to the Board of Supervisors of Santa Barbara County, California in 2004, representing the first district as a Democrat.[7][8] He was reelected in 2008 and 2012.

U.S. House of Representatives

2016 campaign

In 2015, Carbajal announced his intentions to run for the 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 on June 7, Carbajal 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.[9]

Committee assignments

Caucus memberships

Personal life

Carbajal currently lives in Santa Barbara, California and is married to Gina, with whom he has two children.

See also


  1. California Senate Daily Journal, July 20, 2017
  2. "Guide to the New Congress" (PDF). Roll Call. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  3. Wire, Sarah D. (November 16, 2016). "Meet California's newest members of Congress". LA Times.
  4.   . "Supervisor Salud Carbajal Announces Run for Congress". Retrieved November 9, 2016.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. Martinez, Alys (October 27, 2016). "Salud Carbajal pushes to win congressional contest". KEYT. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  6. Admin, Student (November 1, 2016). "Q&A with Salud Carbajal, 24th Congressional District Candidate | The Bottom Line". Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  7. "How a congressional race in Santa Barbara became one of the most expensive in the country". LA Times. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  8. "Salud Carbajal's Biography - The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. June 7, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2016.
  9. "California General Election Results". California Secretary of State. Archived from the original on November 17, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  10. "Members". New Democrat Coalition. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  11. "Members". House Baltic Caucus. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  12. "Members". Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  13. "Members". Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  14. "90 Current Climate Solutions Caucus Members". Citizen´s Climate Lobby. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  15. "Creation". Congressional Solar Caucus. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  16. Salud Carbajal. "Membership". Retrieved January 30, 2019.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lois Capps
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 24th congressional district

U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Ted Budd
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Liz Cheney
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