Pete Aguilar is a Southern California politician.
According to Aguilar's campaign bio;
- I grew up in a working class family in San Bernardino. My dad was a union worker for a local utility company and my first job was working with my grandfather bussing tables. I worked two jobs in college, and with the help of Pell Grants, I was able to get a college education.
- By working together, we’ve delivered real progressive results for our communities, like supporting a gun buyback program that took over 300 guns off our city’s streets, including 10 assault weapons, and passing a Climate Action Plan to reduce air pollution and improve our environment.
In 2014, Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar, was Democratic Candidate for California’s 31st Congressional District.
Elected to Congress
According to the Peoples World;
- But the Democrats did succeed in picking up a seat in the Rancho Cucamonga area of San Bernardino County after the retirement of Republican Gary G. Miller. Former Redlands mayor Pete Aguilar won that seat 51 percent to 49 percent against a government military contractor who ran on his veteran status and security fears. That seat is emblematic of demographic changes happening in the Inland Empire, where Latinos and Blacks have moved in recent decades in the search for livable homes at affordable prices. That area has been overdue for a political realignment..
Endorsed by CLW
- Pete Aguilar (D) is a small business owner and the Mayor of Redlands, California.
- Aguilar entered public service in 2001, serving as Deputy Director and later Interim Director for the Inland Empire Regional Office of the Governor. Aguilar worked closely with labor leaders, civic organizations and citizens throughout the region to ensure that the Governor’s office was responsive to the needs and concerns of Inland Empire residents. In 2006, Aguilar became the youngest councilmember in the City of Redlands’ history and today serve as Mayor. As Redlands Mayor, Aguilar has encouraged bipartisan cooperation to create jobs, make infrastructure investments, improve the environment, and take illegal guns off the city’s streets.
- Aguilar, supports the vision of a nuclear weapons free world. He is aware of the limits of military force and is particularly worried by bellicose rhetoric over Iran:
- “While I support keeping all options on the table in dealing with the threat of a nuclear armed Iran, vigorous diplomacy must always come first. I strongly support President Obama’s current diplomatic efforts to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran and I remain optimistic about the prospects of a diplomatic outcome. The consideration of military force should only come as a last resort and only in the presence of a direct threat to the national security of the United States and our citizens.”
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- Stacey Abrams - Georgia State Assembly
- Pete Aguilar - U.S. Congress, California-31
- Hector Balderas - Attorney General, New Mexico
- Cory Booker - U.S. Senate, New Jersey
- Wendy Davis - Texas State Senate
- Jim Frazier - California State Assembly
- Pete Gallego - U.S. Congress, Texas-23
- Michelle Lujan Grisham - U.S. Congress, New Mexico-1
- Kamala Harris - Attorney General, California
- Mazie Hirono - U.S. Senate, Hawaii
- Mary Gonzalez - Texas State Legislature
- Mary Ann Perez - Texas State Legislature
- Mark Takano - U.S. Congress, California-41
- Michael Tubbs - Stockton City Council, California
- Marc Veasey - U.S. Congress, Texas-33
- Norman Yee - San Francisco Supervisor, California
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JStreet endorsed him again 2016.
- Aguilar is an outspoken supporter of US efforts to broker a two state peace and has been a strong friend to Israel in the halls of Congress..
New Democrat Coalition, 113th Congress
- Pete Aguilar
The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal "could only lead to the offshoring of U.S. jobs, especially in the service sector, and the erosion of America wages, nine newly-elected Democrats said in a letter to the president. Overall, 13 of 17 newly-elected Democrats are opposing Fast Track".
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) led the efforts of a group of the letter writers and his version was signed by Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania's 13th District; Mark DeSaulnier of California's 11th District; Debbie Dingell of Michigan's 12th District; Brenda Lawrence of Michigan's 14th District; Ted Lieu of California's 33rd District; Kathleen Rice of New York's 4th District; Mark Takai of Hawaii's 1st District; and Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey's 12th District.
"[W]e believe this legislation lacked sufficient guarantees to ensure Congress' voice in shaping the substance of international trade agreements negotiated by the Administration," another group of freshman Democratic legislators wrote. "Our concern is that previous versions of TPA legislation did not ensure sufficient input of our constituents' concerns about labor, environmental, and human rights protections that must be essential in the trade deals you are currently negotiating."
“It is with great pleasure that I commend you, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, on your commitment to improving our country and communities with your message of acceptance and respect.”(October 2017). 
- Campaign site, bio page
- [http://peoplesworld.org/california-bucks-national-gop-election-wave/, PW, California bucks national GOP election wave, by: Eric A. Gordon November 7 2014]
- CLW Aguilar endorsement
- PowerPAC+Elected and Appointed Leadership, accessed Dec. 1 ,2014
- J Street The political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans
- JStreetPAC 2016 Endorsees
- NDC Member List
- CWA, Freshman Democrats Tell Obama to Change Course on Fast Track for the TPP Jan 29, 2015
- [https://www.cair.com/images/pdf/What-They-Say-About-CAIR.pdf What They Say About CAIR (October 2017)