|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from California's 24th district
January 3, 2017
Salud Ortiz Carbajal
November 18, 1964
|Education||University of California, Santa Barbara (BA)|
Fielding Graduate University (MA)
|Branch/service||United States Marine Corps|
|Unit||United States Marine Corps Reserve|
Salud Ortiz Carbajal (; born November 18, 1964) is an American politician who is the current United States Representative from California's 24th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
Carbajal was born in Moroleón, Mexico in 1964 and later immigrated to the United States initially to Arizona, later settling in Oxnard, California with his family, where his father worked as a farmworker.
In 2015, Carbajal announced his intentions to run for the 24th district, after incumbent Democrat Lois Capps announced her retirement. Carbajal was seen as one of the two Democratic frontrunners in the open primary, alongside Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, and was rivaled by Republican frontrunners Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian, and small businessman and former Congressional aide Justin Fareed. The primary field consisted of 4 Democrats, 3 Republicans, and 2 independent candidates.
In the primary on June 7, Carbajal ultimately came in first, with 31.9% of the vote, amounting to 66,402 total popular votes. The runner-up was Fareed, who received 20.5% (42,521 votes).
In the general election on November 8, Carbajal received roughly 53.4% of the total vote over Fareed's 46.6%, which amounted to a popular vote margin of about 21,000 votes.
Carbajal currently lives in Santa Barbara, California and is married to Gina, with whom he has two children.