Candidate Profile
Sal Genovese

Democrat , California


Sal Genovese
U.S. Rep., Dist. 28

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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.


I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.


The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.


The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.


Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.


More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.


Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.


Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.


Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.


Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.


Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.


Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

The order should begin if one believes in God, with God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Certainly in the case of rape or incest.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Greed,corruption, and the misuse of power by a Government (the King during their time) or a person. Limiting powers, and defining Government and its representative's roles, in order to have freedom prevail, and to have a Government by the people and for the people.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My life and careers have been about people, to help those less fortunate than myself. I'm running for Congress, for so many people have given-up, and lost faith in their Government, and feel that no one cares about them and their struggles. I value all people, and there is no greater cause in life, then to help a person in need, or a Nation that needs to find its moral compass once again. My parents taught me, especially my mother, that to help others, is the greatest thing that you will ever do in your life.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?


Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

First and foremost I am an American. I can be considered as a Moderate on some issues, and more of a Liberal on social issues, and perhaps more Conservative on Government and World issues. However, on Bread and Butter issues, we are neither Conservative or Liberal, for we all want what is best for our families and the people of our Nation. I'm not a big supporter of labels, for times and situations can change my position on an issue. However, as a Congressional Representative I believe in the will of the people, and to find compromise.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. (323) 644-6810

Additional comment from candidate:

Together We Can Build New Bridges Of Common Understanding. We find ourselves today as a divided Nation with a World in turmoil. The role of a Representative in Congress, is to serve the people that they represent, and that is exactly what I'm committed and prepared to do. We can work together to make a difference in order to leave a better future for generations to come, by creating good paying jobs, having low-cost Healthcare, affordable College tuition, reduce taxes, sensible Immigration Reform, as well as making sure that we take care of our Veterans. I need your help and support, to be sure that your issues and concerns are addressed, while continuing to preserve the qualities that make our neighborhoods special and our Country great. Come join me, and be part of my Community Awareness Program (CAP), were we will meet to discuss your views and suggestions. Our journey is just beginning, and on June 7th, your Vote for me, will let your voice be heard in Congress.


  • CSULA, Los Angeles
  • LACC, Los Angeles, AA
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, E-5, 1967-1973
  • Burbank Democratic Club, Member
  • Canada Crescenta Democratic Club, Member
  • N/A
  • U.S Representative 28th Congressional District, Sought 2014
  • U.S. Representative 28th Congressional District, Sought 2012

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