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California Congressional District 23

Job Description

Starting Salary: $174,000

For the 116th time in history, the entire U.S. House of Representatives is hiring for all 435 positions.

Politically ambitious Californians have applied for one of 53 positions in the state’s congressional delegation. Duties include:

  • Attend floor sessions and vote on bills
  • Occasionally write bills
  • Help investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 election
  • Help investigate the FBI’s investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election
  • Channel the concerns of the 700,000 or so people who live in their district and convince 434 other colleagues to care about them too
  • Spend a lot of time asking donors for money

Applicants

Democrat
Tatiana Matta

Governing Board Member

Republican
Kevin McCarthy

Representative

HR Note

District Description:
Incumbent Party: Republican
Democratic vs Republican Voter Registration: 13.1% R
Trump vs Clinton Margin, 2016: 22.1% Trump
Congressional Margin of Victory in Last Election: 38.4%
Top Two Primary Applicants, June 2018: Kevin McCarthy (68.8%), Tatiana Matta (12.6%)
Democratic vs Republican Vote Share, June 2018: 39.3% R

Going Deeper

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s family benefited from U.S. program for minorities based on disputed ancestry

William Wages, principal owner of Vortex Construction in Bakersfield, says he is one-eighth Cherokee Indian, which allowed him to win contracts set aside for minorities. Wages is the brother-in-law of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)

Editorial

OUR VIEW: We recommend: Return McCarthy, Valadao to Congress

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