Pete Aguilar represents California’s 31st Congressional District in San Bernardino County. Elected to Congress in 2014, Pete was one of only three Democratic candidates nationally to flip their seat from red-to-blue. Prior to being elected to Congress, Pete served as the Mayor of Redlands.
Pete grew up in a working-class family in San Bernardino. His dad was a union worker for a local utility company and his first job was working with his grandfather bussing tables at the San Bernardino County Courthouse. He worked two jobs through college and proudly graduated with the help of Pell Grants.
Now as the Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Pete is giving his community a voice in Congressional Leadership.
In Congress, Pete fights every day to rebuild the middle class, create good-paying jobs in communities like the Inland Empire, reform our broken immigration system and provide resources to our seniors, veterans and students. Pete is also focused on modernizing our national security by investing in cyber defense and leading Congress in the effort to ramp up cyber security training and job creation. He wants to modernize our national security, which is why he is leading an effort to stop white supremacists and other extremists from infiltrating our military and introduced legislation to help the federal government prepare for and prevent domestic terror incidents.
Pete works across party lines to bring people together and delivers results that help Inland Empire residents succeed. From delivering resources to support small businesses, schools and frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic to investing in affordable housing.