VoteVets PAC Endorses Carbajal for Congress

SANTA BARBARA, CA – The largest progressive group of veterans in America, with over 400,000 supporters, VoteVets PAC is announcing that it has endorsed Salud Carbajal for California’s 24th District seat in Congress, today.

“Salud’s story is an American story,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran, and Chairman of VoteVets PAC.  “The child of an immigrant family, Salud worked hard in school and worked hard in jobs, to help support his family.  After making it through college, and grad school, Salud could have just looked out for himself, but he chose to serve his nation in the Marines, including during the first Gulf War.  He then continued to serve his community, helping at-risk youth, our seniors, and protecting our beautiful natural treasures and environment.  Now, he is choosing to continue his service.   That’s the very best of America, and what will help make him an incredibly effective public servant for the community, in Washington.”

According to his official biography, after a mine he was working at closed, Salud’s father moved the family to Oxnard, where his father worked in the fields.  Attending junior high and high school in Oxnard, Salud applied himself and focused on his education while also working to help the family after school and during summers.    

Salud went on to attend the University of California, Santa Barbara, earning his Bachelor’s degree, followed later by a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from the Fielding University.  Salud served eight years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, including active duty service during the 1991 Gulf War, while also working in various roles with several Santa Barbara based non-profit organizations and local government.    

In 2004, Salud was elected to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors.

Founded in 2006, the mission of Political Action Committee is to elect Veterans to public office, and hold public officials accountable for their words and actions that impact America’s 21st century troops and veterans. Though PAC is non-partisan, candidates it backs must support’s core mission and beliefs.  Since its inception, in 2006, VoteVets PAC has raised and donated nearly $1 million for its endorsed candidates.  



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