2018 Midterm Voter Guide

State Senate - District 40


Imperial County cities include Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial, and Westmoreland. San Diego County cities include Bonita, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, Jamul, La Presa, National City and parts of San Diego city.

Ben Hueso

Raised: $265,944.49 (09/22)

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California Federation of Teachers, California Professional Firefighters, California School Employee Association,  California Teachers Association, National Union of Healthcare Workers, Professional Engineers in California Government, Service Employees International Union California, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters…more



Democrat Ben Hueso was elected to the State Senate in a 2013 special election replacing Juan Vargas, who moved up to the House of Representatives when Bob Filner ran for Mayor of San Diego. He served in the California State Assembly, after being elected to the San Diego City Council.


“For the last four years, California has invested in education significantly. Our economy has grown steadily and outperformed the nation. As the Chair of Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee, I’m proud of our leadership in creating one of the strongest and most efficient clean energy standards in the world.
No mention of Universal Healthcare. Solid on environmental issues.

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Luis R Vargas

Raised: $8,598.42 (09/22)

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California Republican assembly. Local party failed to endorse him.…more



Republican and one-time judge Luis R Vargas worked as a $95 an hour consultant to District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis back in 2013.


Couldn’t find a website, Facebook, or Twitter. Only comments found on Voters Edge. Sounds like an angry old man that hates the #MeToo movement.