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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 26

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John Nelson

4,959 votes (3.7%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Medicare For All
  • Debt Free Education
  • Universal Pre-K



Managing Partner, Law Offices Of John Nelson (2012–current)


Thomas Jefferson School Of Law Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law (2004)

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (5)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from John Nelson:

Closing corporate tax loopholes and enacting other tax reforms.

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?
Answer from John Nelson:

I support H.R. 676 and I support Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Act.

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House.
Answer from John Nelson:

Clean DREAM Act with expedited citizenship status.

Legislation that provides a path to eventual citizenship for all the residents of this country with Temporary Protected Status.

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?
Answer from John Nelson:

I will oppose any attempts to raise the height of the Shasta Dam. 

I am opposed to the "California Water Fix."

I support legislation which repairs our exisiting infrastructure which would save water. Further, there should be mandatory urban recycling of water and reuse of graywater. Finally, we need to manage our groundwater sustainably. 



According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?
Answer from John Nelson:

I will fight to get corporate money out of politics. That is the first step. Corporate money creates a polarizing effect on politics and doesn't allow and new ideas to break through. The biggest first step in this amending the Constitution so Citizens United is no longer the law of the land.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $17,322

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

John Nelson
Employees of Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Employees of JetBlue Airways
Employees of Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams

More information about contributions

By State:

California 72.51%
Illinois 15.80%
Massachusetts 5.06%
Connecticut 4.11%
Other 2.53%

By Size:

Large contributions (91.36%)
Small contributions (8.64%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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