Laura Capps

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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.”[1]


  1. The Nation Journal,April 15, 2015 Local Party Leaders: Laura Capps Faces an Uphill Battle to Win Mother’s House Seat Jack Fitzpatrick]