Rep. David Valadao’s record is deeply out of touch with the values of residents in the 21st District. He’s voted to slash critical programs that thousands of constituents rely on. Instead of standing up for families in the Valley, he has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Donald Trump—voting to advance the White House’s harmful agenda 99% of the time, even though Trump only won 39.7% of the vote in CA-21.
This November, it’s time for CA-21 voters to say “enough” to Rep. Valadao’s failed representation and elect a leader like TJ Cox who will actually fight for them on the issues that matter most.
TJ Cox is an agricultural entrepreneur, engineer, and small business owner who has created hundreds of jobs for Central Valley workers. He is the son of immigrants and has helped build community health clinics, job-training facilities, clean energy plants, and affordable housing in the region. Cox is dedicated to expanding opportunity, standing up for California’s farmers, and protecting the community's water supply. He’s running for Congress to put working families first while fighting against policies that benefit special interests.
See how Rep. David Valadao’s record compares to challenger TJ Cox on key issues:
Rep. David Valadao
- Passed a tax scam that hands the top 1% an average cut of $55,000, while hiking taxes on millions in the middle class. The law will add $1.9 trillion to our deficit, setting the stage for Social Security and Medicare cuts.
- Failed to protect DREAMers, who contribute $405 million to the economy in CA-21 alone.
- Weakened the background check system and passed a bill that would force states with strong gun laws to comply with lax gun laws from other states, earning an 'A' rating from the NRA since 2012.
- Voted to jeopardize our clean air and water, weaken air pollution standards, and remove protections that prevented companies from dumping mine waste into waterways.
- Voted for the Trump administration’s reckless agenda 99% of the time even though Donald Trump won just 39.7% of the vote in CA-21.
Has created hundreds of jobs in the Central Valley and is committed to bringing more green jobs to the 21st district and creating a sustainable economy for rural communities.
Built dams and water storage systems as an engineer, and will push for a comprehensive plan to increase water storage, delivery, and conservation.
Supports common-sense laws to curb gun violence, including strengthening the background check system, and promising to stand up to the gun lobby.
Has been committed to sustainability and a cleaner environment for decades, including investing in improving air and water quality to cut methane emissions and fight climate change.
We can help elect TJ Cox in November, but it won’t happen on its own.
It’ll take people like you stepping up to ensure your neighbors, family, and friends understand what’s at stake in this election, make a plan to vote, and join this fight.
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CA-21 in the News
“Yet the congressmen rejected a similar move by Democrats on immigration legislation in 2014, and they have sided with Trump on most other measures, including a sweeping tax overhaul, penalties for so-called sanctuary cities that protect immigrants who are in the country illegally and an unpopular effort to abolish the Affordable Care Act.”
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
“Critics attack what they say is Valadao’s lack of concern for environmental and worker protections, as well as for his votes on health care. [...] a significant number of residents in counties that make up CA-21 would have suffered with the passage of the ACHA, which would have severely cut funding for Medicaid.”
“Responding to a week of stepped-up immigration enforcement throughout the state, the United Farm Workers of America organized a series of regional rallies Monday demanding an end to detainments of non-criminal immigrants. [...] In Hanford, protesters occupied the offices of Republican Rep. David Valadao.”