San Bernardino, CA – Following the release of final maps drawn by California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission, Congressman Pete Aguilar announced that he will be running for re-election in California’s 33rd congressional district. The former Mayor of Redlands, Aguilar was elected to Congress in 2014, representing the communities of Redlands, San Bernardino, Colton, Rialto, Grand Terrace, Fontana and Rancho Cucamonga. These communities are all located in the new 33rd Congressional district, in addition to the City of Highland and the unincorporated community of Bloomington.
“My family has called the Inland Empire home for four generations and it’s an honor to serve as the voice of our community in Congress. I’m proud of my record working with Democrats and Republicans to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and grow the Inland Empire economy by supporting our small businesses, expanding educational opportunities for our students, and providing our veterans, seniors and families with the critical resources they need to make ends meet,” said Congressman Aguilar. “I’m running for re-election to continue fighting to improve the lives of the people in our community by lowering the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs, expanding affordable housing options, and making sure our first responders have the tools and resources to keep our residents safe.”
About Congressman Aguilar:
Pete Aguilar 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 cafeteria. He worked two jobs through college and graduated with the help of Pell Grants. In Congress, he has been fighting to grow the Inland Empire economy, create more good-paying jobs for San Bernardino County residents, make housing more affordable, reform our broken immigration system, and provide resources for our seniors, veterans and students to help them succeed.
Congressman Aguilar currently serves as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and is the highest ranking Latino in Congress. He is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, where he sits on Defense; Transportation, Housing & Urban Development; and Homeland Security subcommittees. He is also a member of the Committee on House Administration, which oversees federal elections and voting rights, and is a member of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.