Meet the Candidate
Running For:U.S. Representative
Occupation:Former Navy Fighter Pilot, Businessman, Father
Education:Bachelor’s Degree: United States Naval Academy, Master’s Degree: Georgetown University
Biographical Info:Mike Garcia is a first-generation citizen who was born in Granada Hills and raised in Santa Clarita. Mike graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in the top 3% of his class and went on to serve our country as a Navy Strike Fighter Pilot, flying in over 30 combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After nearly two decades of service, Mike returned home to Santa Clarita to start a new chapter as the father of his two sons and as a local businessman responsible for the creation of hundreds of jobs in his community. After a life dedicated to serving our country and our community, Mike Garcia once again answered the call to service when he was elected to Congress in 2020. In Congress, Mike serves on both the Appropriations and Science, Space, and Technology House committees and is a co-chair of the China Accountability Task Force. His new mission is to combat rising inflation, put a stop to record crime, and protect the livelihoods of California families. Garcia is proud to call Santa Clarita home with his wife and two sons.
Statement:I am running because I have committed my life to serving American families. I’m not a politician. I’m a former Navy fighter pilot, and I’m continuing my mission of service in Congress. As a first generation American, I have lived the American Dream, and I want to ensure that every California family has the same opportunities to thrive. Skyrocketing inflation, outrageous gas prices, and a record crime surge – Biden and Pelosi are crushing hardworking Americans. I’m fighting to stand up to their failed agenda, get our economy back on track so local families can prosper, and keep our neighborhoods and nation safe.
- −Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
- †Declined to respond, Position based on citation
|1. Would you (or did you) support the federal "Equality Act" (H.R. 5) creating a protected class for sexual orientation and gender identity be passed into law?
|2. Would you (or did you) support the federal “Respect for Marriage Act” (H.R. 8404) which requires states to recognize polygamous marriages?
|My job is to ensure Constitutional rights are equally applied. This has been settled by the Supreme Court, and this bill also covers interracial marriage.
|3. Should adult citizens be required to pass a background check before buying ammunition?
|4. Would you (or did you) support a federal law (H.R. 8296) removing nearly all restrictions on abortion procedures throughout pregnancy?
|5. Should the federal government require public district and charter schools to allow biological boys in girls’ bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers, and on female-only sports teams as a condition to receive federal education funding?
|6. Would you support securing the border by blocking crossings from undocumented migrants?
|7. Would you support federal judges who apply the original text of the U.S. Constitution according to the framers’ original intent, rather than interpreting it in light of current times?
|8. Would you support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring Congress to balance the federal budget every year?
|I co-sponsored a resolution proposing a constitutional amendment to require a balanced federal budget and shrink our ballooning debt.
|9. Would you (or did you) support a law (H.R. 1) requiring the federal government to take over local and state election processes?
|10. Would you support the filibuster rule that requires 60 votes in the U.S. Senate to pass most legislation?