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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 25

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Steve Knight

Member of Congress
138,755 votes (53.1%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public Safety/National Security: Securing public safety at home and protecting the interests of the United States abroad is vital to a free and equal society. We must support those who put their lives on the line to protect us at home and abroad.
  • Jobs/Economy: To strengthen our staggering Middle Class, we must promote job creation and economic growth. Cutting back expensive red tape and improving our business climate will encourage much needed job creation for hardworking Americans.
  • Education: Our nation’s education system is in need of real reform. This must include restoring local control and allowing localities to meet the specific needs of their students. We must also promote curriculum that increases academic achievement.



Profession:(Ret.) Police Officer
Police Officer, Los Angeles Police Department (not availa–not availa)
Councilman, Palmdale City Council — Elected position (2005–not availa)
Congressman, United States Congress — Elected position (2014–current)
State Senator, California State Senate — Elected position (2012–2014)
Assemblyman, California State Assembly — Elected position (2008–2012)
Soldier, United States Army (1985–1993)


Antelope Valley College Associate of Arts (2006)


A respected and distinguished member of his community and the nation he serves, Steve Knight has dedicated over three decades to public service.

As a U.S. Army veteran, 18 year veteran with the LAPD, and proven leader on the local, statewide and national level, Steve has helped to keep families and neighborhoods safe, increase job opportunities for all residents and protect the rights and principles cherished by those for which he provides a voice.

A native of Southern California, Knight enlisted in the Army shortly after graduating High School – training at Fort Knox and being stationed in Friedberg, Germany. After completing his service in the Army, Knight was compelled to continue a career in uniform, joining the Los Angeles Police Department and working as an officer for nearly two decades.

In 2005, Steve Knight was presented with a different kind of opportunity to serve the region when he became a member of the Palmdale City Council. As the son of an Air Force Colonel and State Senator, Knight used his personal experience and passion for the community to make an immediate impact on the council and was heralded for his willingness to stand up for taxpayers as well as his ability to craft policies that both created and retained quality jobs.

As a member of the State Assembly and Senate, Steve focused his efforts on reducing the tax burden on California families and businesses, and restoring the state’s economic vitality during the Great Recession. Knight authored a number of bills that sought to improve the lives of Californians, by rewarding small businesses with incentives for hiring local workers, streamlining property tax exemptions for disabled veterans and providing tax credits for new California-based aerospace projects.

As a Congressman, Knight has quickly become known as a fierce advocate for fiscal responsibility, job creation and public safety in our nation’s Capitol. In his first year in Congress, Knight authored H.R. 1390—the Small Business Joint Venturing Act—which was signed into law by the President in late 2015. H.R. 1390 will give small businesses, which employ around half of our nation’s workers, a better chance to compete for federal contracts. In addition to his work supporting the small business community, Knight has been a strong advocate of federal drought relief for California and at the forefront of working to increase the number and presence of aerospace companies within the Antelope Valley.

Knight represents the 25th Congressional District in the State of California, which includes the Antelope, Santa Clarita and Simi Valleys. He is Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Energy and is a member on the House Armed Services, Small Business, and Science Space and Technology committees.

Steve Knight lives in Palmdale with his wife, Lily, and their two sons, Christopher and Michael.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $1,711,110

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Freedom Project
Majority Committee PAC (MCPAC)
National Association of Realtors
Employees of Federal Trade Commission
Employees of Total Financial Solutions

More information about contributions

By State:

California 40.93%
District of Columbia 17.83%
Virginia 15.52%
Texas 5.09%
Other 20.64%

By Size:

Large contributions (96.49%)
Small contributions (3.51%)

By Type:

From organizations (65.28%)
From individuals (34.72%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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