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June 7, 2016 — Elecciones Primarias de California
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Cámara de Representantes del los Estados UnidosCandidato para Distrito 51

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Juan "Charly" Mercado-Flores

Demócrata
Agente del alguacil
9,781 votos (9.4%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Aumentar las oportunidades de empleo y mejorar la economía. Llevar a cabo una reunión con funcionarios del gobierno, líderes de la comunidad y socios en educación para maximizar el empleo e impulsar la economía.
  • Aprobar la reforma migratoria y detener la deportación de soldados, veteranos estadounidenses y sus familias.
  • Establecer un centro de Asuntos para Veteranos (Vetaran Affairs, VA) que funcione completamente en el condado de Imperial. No hay un solo centro de VA en todo el condado de Imperial. Todos los veteranos deben conducir más de dos horas para buscar ate

Experiencia

Experiencia

Profesión:Agente del alguacil, veterano del Ejército de EE. UU. (capitán), veterano de infantería de combate (Irak), escritor de "
Agente del alguacil, Alguacil del condado de San Diego (1997–actualment)

Educación

San Diego State University Licenciatura en Artes y Ciencias Aplicadas, Justicia Penal (1997)

Actividades comunitarias

Director, Deported Veterans of America (2014–current)

Biografía

At the age of four, my Mother and I were abandoned by my Father. Months after, my Mother passed away. I had no choice but to find work throughout my childhood as a piñata maker, and a field worker.
​At nineteen, I joined the Army and served in Iraq as an Infantry Soldier.
​I attended San Diego State University and enrolled in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. I graduated as the Aztec Cadet Commander, first in my class, and as a Commissioned Officer.
​To help U.S. Military Veterans with the struggles of deportation, I established the help center "Deported Veterans of America."
​I authored the books "Fate of a Deported Veteran" and "Fe Americana." They portray the real life struggles of deported Veterans through the life of a fictional character.
​I am pro-immigration reform, and I seek an immediate end to the deportations of U.S. Soldiers and Veterans. I support the reunification of U.S. Citizens with their deported family members.
​I oppose cuts to community assistance programs, medical care and social security.
​I support an increase of the minimum wage, and better pension plans.
​Working together with everyone in education, private business and government, we can end the economic recession and increase job opportunities at all levels.
​I am a strong advocate of reading and writing, and an active participant and promoter of the non-profit organization "Latino Literacy Now."
With the power of education, our multi-cultural community is stronger.
​​Muchas Gracias, Salamat Po, Danke Schön, and Thank You.

Employment History

• Deputy Sheriff (Currently Employed).
• Class A Truck Driver w/All Endorsements.
• Carpet Cleaning Business Owner & Operator.
• Landscaping Business Owner & Operator.
​• Security Guard.
• Drycleaner.
• Field Worker.
• Piñata Maker.

Education

• San Diego State University / Bachelor of Science in Applied Arts and Sciences / Criminal Justice Administration.   Books Written   • Fate of a Deported Veteran. • Fe Americana (In Spanish).   Languages Spoken   • English.
• Spanish.
• German (25%).   Military Service   • U.S. Army Veteran / Captain (Military Police / Combat Missions in Croatia and Bosnia).
• U.S. Army Veteran / Corporal (Infantry / Combat Missions in Iraq).

Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and California Counts, a public media collaboration. (4)

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.
Respuesta de Juan "Charly" Mercado-Flores:

Yes, immigration laws should be changed immediately.

We need to stop the deportation of American Soldiers, Veterans, and their families now.

The political climate in Washington, D.C. has been extremely partisan in recent years. In that kind of atmosphere, what would you do to get things done while in office?
Respuesta de Juan "Charly" Mercado-Flores:

I say no to career politicians.

I say no to PAC's and Super PAC's.

Large businesses and Wall Street need to stay out of our political process.

What, if anything, does the U.S. need to do in order to address national security and terrorism? Please explain your answer in detail.
Respuesta de Juan "Charly" Mercado-Flores:

We need to hold countries which harbor terrorist organizations accountable and impose stricter sanctions first.

I support the efforts of our military to go after and eliminate terrorist elements around the world.

 

The Federal Government plays a part in California water allocation and use through a variety of laws.  What, if any, legislation would you support in an effort to handle water shortages caused by the current and any future drought?
Respuesta de Juan "Charly" Mercado-Flores:

I will support continued water conservation methods and technology while maintaining our environment safe and healthy for all living creatures.

I say no to "fracking."

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Contribuciones

Dinero total recaudado: $8,100

Más información acerca de contribuciones

Por estado:

California 100.00%
100.00%

Por tamaño:

Contribuciones grandes (100.00%)
Contribuciones pequeñas (0.00%)
100.00%

Por tipo:

De organizaciones (0.00%)
De individuos (100.00%)
100.00%
Fuente: Análisis de datos de la Comisión Federal Electoral de MapLight.

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