Salud (Salud) Carbajal (D-24)

US Representative Salud Carbajal

Salud (Salud) Carbajal (D-24)
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Capitol: 202.225.3601
FAX: 202.225.5632
District: 805.730.1710
Representative
Room 2331 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0524
1619 South Thornburg Street
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Residence:Santa Barbara, CA

Committee Assignments

ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
Co-ChairUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Space Force Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Offshore Wind Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Youth Challenge Caucus
FC MemberHouse Agriculture Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional New Americans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
MemberHouse Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberHealthcare Innovation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soils Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus

Bio

Congressman Salud Carbajal proudly represents the 24th Congressional District of California. The District includes the entirety of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, and a portion of Ventura County. Prior to representing the Central Coast in Congress, Salud served as Santa Barbara County's First District Supervisor for twelve years. As County Supervisor, Salud championed the development of the Blue Ribbon Budget Task Force to examine our county operations and budget process. He has also advocated for health and social service safety net programs for our most vulnerable residents, co-sponsoring an initiative to provide health insurance for all the County's children and spearheading the creation of a job skills and mentorship program for at-risk youth throughout the County. In Congress, Salud has demonstrated a strong commitment to protecting our natural environment and resources, enhancing public safety, creating economic opportunities, and working regionally to address our transportation, housing, and workforce challenges. A long-time advocate for our environment, Salud's first act in Congress was the California Clean Coast Act which bans future offshore oil and gas drilling on California's coast. He also is a member of the bi-partisan Climate Solutions Caucus, which serves as a working group dedicated to advancing proposals that will mitigate and reduce climate change, while at the same time encouraging economic growth and job creation. Salud sits on the House Committee on Armed Services, the House Committee on Agriculture, and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, where he was elected to serve as the Vice Chair. The Congressman has used his role as the Vice Chair on the House Committee of Transportation and Infrastructure to create jobs by securing investments in the nation's crumbling infrastructure and rebuilding areas damaged by natural disasters like the Montecito Debris Flow. As a member of the Armed Services Committee, Salud has offered amendments in the National Defense Authorization Act that would direct the Department of Defense to research the effects of climate change on military operations, develop educational partnerships between the Department of Defense and local colleges, and ensure female service members have adequate body armor suited to fit their needs. Salud served eight years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, including active duty service during the Gulf War in 1992 where he was mobilized to Jacksonville, North Carolina. As a veteran, Carbajal has worked to ensure the needs of our nations veterans are met. He successfully secured $1 million for the Santa Barbara Veterans Treatment Courts and introduced legislation to combat veteran homelessness. Carbajal graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and also holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Management from the Fielding University. Carbajal is married to Gina and they are proud parents of Natasha and Michael.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Gina   DOB: 11/18/1964
Counties Representing
San Luis Obispo
Santa Barbara
Ventura