Laura Capps is the daughter of Lois Capps, and is attempting to take her seat in Congress when the elder Capps retires in 2016.
Laura Capps is a a consultant, former congressional staffer, and former speechwriter for Bill Clinton who moved back to the district in 2013, from Washington DC.
She has her own lengthy political contact list from years of working for the likes of Clinton, Ted Kennedy, and John Kerry, and Capps’s husband, Bill Burton, co-founded the super PAC that backed President Obama in 2012.
And even though she hasn’t entered the race yet, Capps already earned praise from one major PAC: EMILY’s List, which backs pro-choice Democratic women for office.
“We are excited that Laura Capps is taking a serious look at this race,” said Marcy Stech, communications director for EMILY’s List. “Laura is a progressive champion for Santa Barbara women and families and would be a fantastic candidate who can keep this seat in Democratic hands.”
- http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/2015/04/14/Local-Party-Leaders-Laura-Capps-Faces-Uphill-Battle-Win-Mothers-House-Seat The Nation Journal,April 15, 2015 Local Party Leaders: Laura Capps Faces an Uphill Battle to Win Mother’s House Seat Jack Fitzpatrick]