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Emilio J. Huerta is a lifelong resident of the Central Valley and lives in Bakersfield, California. Emilio witnessed firsthand the organizing leadership his mother Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, while learning to appreciate the value of committing to a life of service to others. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from California State University Bakersfield and a Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. As a Civil rights attorney he has dedicated his more than 20- career to improving the lives of working men and women.

Before attending college, he served as a labor negotiator, representing farmworkers throughout California who won their right to organize and collectively bargain under the Agricultural Labor Relations Act. He served as a Court Appointed Child Advocate (CASA), general counsel of the Cesar Chavez Foundation, and is a national representative for the United Farm Workers union. During his career he has helped establish primary health care clinics in low-income areas in California and develop more than $400 million in affordable housing across the United States.

His daughter, Ana, continues to carry on the family tradition of service to others as an attorney whose focus is on Native American rights and issues affecting minority communities.

In Congress, Emilio will work to ensure that the people of the Central Valley have good jobs with fair wages, access to health care services and coverage, a clean and safe environment, and educational opportunities that puts their dreams and aspirations within reach.

Map of District

Policy and Positions

Policy on Health Care

Health Care

Central Valley residents deserve access to quality healthcare. Emilio is committed to fighting any attempt to repeal or de-fund Obama’s health care improvements. Healthcare for Valley residents is one of Emilio’s top priorities.

Policy on Jobs


We deserve incomes that enable us to raise our families with dignity. Our district faces a 15% unemployment rate. Emilio will work hard to bring and keep well-paying jobs to our communities. This is key to strengthening our communities.

Policy on Education


Less than 60% of our kids graduate from high school. Republicans have cut funding for public education, including funding for Head Start and job training. This is a failure that has hurt our ability to compete for good jobs and is taking opportunities away from our children’s future.

Policy on Water


Providing consistent and reliable access to water for our communities is important to preserving jobs and securing long-term success. Emilio will fight for more water and drought management solutions to reduce the impact of future water shortages.

Policy on Immigration


Comprehensive immigration reform is long past due. Emilio will be a strong advocate for reform that provides a path to citizenship for law-abiding residents, streamlines the visa system to decrease backlogs and reunite families, and secures our borders.

Policy on Clean Air

Clean Air

Our children should be able to breathe clean air and grow up in a healthy environment. The Central Valley air quality is amongst the poorest in the entire nation – so poor that our children are xx times more likely to suffer from debilitating asthma. Emilio will fight to protect our environment and work towards improving our air quality.

Our Endorsements

Elected Officials Endorsements

Name Office/Title/Organization
Juaquin Arrambula California State Assembly Member, 31st District
Jose Gurrola Mayor of Arvin of CA
Melissa Hurtado City Council Member; Sanger, CA
Joe Aguirre City CounciCity Council Member; Delano, CAl Member; Delano, CA
Jose Ornelas City Council Member; San Joaquin, CA
Arnold Morrison President, Board of Trustees of Delano Joint Union High School District
Eloise Chavez Carrillo Member, Board of Trustees of Delano Joint Union High School District
Rey Leon Mayor of Huron
Jose Sigala City Council Member; Tulare, CA
Rueben Pascual City Council Member; Delano, CA
Alex Garcia City Council Member; Wasco, CA
Grace Vallejo Mayor Pro Tem of Delano, CA
Hilda Solis Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 1st District
Espiridion Sandoval City Council Member; Kerman, CA

Groups, Clubs, and Orgs Endorsements

Name Office/Title/Organization
Chicano Latino Caucus of the California Democratic Party

California Democratic Party Region 8 Delegates Endorsements

Name Office/Title/Organization
Dorothy Smith Fresno, CA
Ana Alicia Huerta Bakersfield, CA
Angelita Hurtado Clovis, CA
Arleen Llanes Bakersfield, CA
Barbara Hill Lemoore, CA
Bernice Bonilla Bakersfield, CA
Caleb Lindholm-Guenther Bakersfield, CA
Cathleen Jorgensen Hanford, CA
Cheryl Tierce Bakersfield, CA
Christian Romo Bakersfield, CA
Cindy Imperial Bakersfield, CA
David Rowell Clovis, CA
Julie Solis Bakersfield, CA
Klara East Hanford, CA
Matthew Lindholm-Guenther Bakersfield, CA
Mitchall Patel Bakersfield, CA
Randy Villegas Bakersfield, CA
Ricardo Perez Arvin, CA
Robert Jones Sanger, CA
Rosario Santillan Bakersfield, CA
Ruben Zarate Fresno, CA
Ruth Lopez Hanford, CA
Sandra Garcia Fresno, CA
Susan McCall Carrasco Fresno, CA
Venancio Gaona Fresno, CA
Nicole Villaruz Bakersfield, CA
Jesse Aguilar Bakersfield, CA
Magdalena Gomez Parlier, CA
Perrin Swanlund Bakersfield, CA
Nelson Esparza Fresno, CA
Neel Sannapa Bakersfield, CA
Joyce Jones Sanger, CA
Jewel Hurtado Kingsburg, CA
Jessica Wilhoyt-Nix Bakersfield, CA
James Williams Fresno, CA
Helen Colins Bakersfield, CA
Gerald Cantu Bakersfield, CA
Esmeralda Hurtado Sanger, CA
Elisa Rivera Kingsburg, CA
Eleanor Garabedian Fresno, CA
Dr. Alexia Baca Morgan Clovis, CA

Personal Endorsements Endorsements

Name Office/Title/Organization
Dolores Huerta Civil Rights Activist
Cathee Romley Chair, Kern County Democratic Central Committee
Dillon Savory Political Director of the Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kings, Central Labor Council
Humberto Gomez, Jr. California Democratic Party (CDP) Region 8 Director
Xochitl Garcia Attorney At Law, Kern County Planning Commissioner
Ruth Sanchez Community Activist; Avenal, CA
Ricardo Chavez Clerk of City of Delano; Former Mayor of Delano
H.A. Sala Attorney At Law
Gilbert Padilla Community Activist
Paul F. Chavez President, Cesar Chavez Foundation
Michael Evans Chair, Fresno County Democratic Central Committee
Kimberly Kirchmer President, Democratic Women of Kern
Jay Tamsi President, Filipino Community of Delano & President, Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Imelda Ceja-Butkiewicz President of Kern, Inyo, and Mono Counties Central Labor Council

* All endorsements are in individual capacity and title is for reference only.

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