Voter's Edge California Voter Guide
Get the facts before you vote.
Brought to you by
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
November 8, 2016 — California General Election
We depend on your support.
Share your knowledge

Text VOTE to 52000 to donate $10.

Do you feel better informed having used Voter's Edge?

Help us inform other voters.

United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 40

Photo of Roman Gabriel Gonzalez

Roman Gabriel Gonzalez

Air Force Medic
42,743 votes (28.6%)
Use tab to activate the candidate button. Use "return" to select this candidate. You can access your list by navigating to 'My Choices'.
For more in-depth information on this candidate, follow the links for each tab in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.
Candidate has provided information.
Thank candidate for sharing their information on Voter's Edge.

My Top 3 Priorities

  • Term limits in Congress to remove special interests
  • Reduce wasteful spending and promote saving
  • Increase transparency and accountability



California State University Long Beach Bachelor of Science B.S., Health Science (2016)

Questions & Answers

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

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?
Answer from Roman Gabriel Gonzalez:

I would support legislation that increases funding towards collecting rainwater and snow runoff. Also, I would support legislation that included funding for desalination in California so that we could become self-sufficient and not have to rely on outside water sources. Having desalination plants would protect us from future drought. In addition, I would support the use of drip irrigation and other water saving irrigation methods so that farmers are being as efficient as possible. This is important because most water usage is due to agriculutral use.


Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.

No answer provided.
National Security

What, if anything, does the U.S. need to do in order to address national security and terrorism? Please explain your answer in detail.

No answer provided.
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?
Answer from Roman Gabriel Gonzalez:

As in Independent, I believe in compromise to get things done. I can find common ground between both Democrats and Republicans. We have to work together and be accountable to the American people, instead of pointing fingers at the other party when bills fall through. I would do this by enacting term limits, so that career politicians won't be stuck in their ways and we can have new ideas in Congress. Also, I would support legislation that makes bills single subject so that they are easier to read and so that politicians can't sneak something onto a bill.

Who gave money to this candidate?


More information about contributions

Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Videos (1)

— October 31, 2016 Roman Gonzalez

Speech about transparency and accountability in government. 

Please share this site to help others research their voting choices.