PREVIEW: Porter and Baugh are running for California’s 47 congressional district | New

Orange County will decide between Katie Porter and Scott Baugh on Nov. 8 for a two-year term as congressional representative from California’s 47th congressional district.

Democrat and outgoing Katie Porter runs against Republican Scott Baugh. The following profiles of these applicants show their qualifications, ideologies, and potential impact on the Orange Coast College community.

Coast Report attempted to contact Porter and Baugh directly for interviews, but did not receive a response by the deadline. Journalists reached out by visiting their offices and emailing their communications teams, but were unable to get in touch with the candidates.

Katie Porter

Congress

Why are you running for this office?

Porter is the incumbent for the 47th District and concentrates to ease the housing crisis and help families afford necessities such as education and health care.

“I am running for Congress to continue to hold powerful special interests in Washington accountable on behalf of the families of Orange County,” Porter said on his website. “I will continue to support Orange County families 100% of the time. I am running for re-election to continue the work I have always done – confronting powerful vested interests, reducing costs for families and securing a sustainable future for generations to come. As a single mother of three children, I know there is no time to waste.

What qualifies you for this office?

Porter introduced the SEL Lawwhich denies the tax deduction for Californians who earn more than $400,000 and lowers taxes for anyone earning less than that amount and the ACTION STOCK 2.0which prohibits stock trading among members of Congress and promotes transparency in the financial and federal benefits they receive.

She is also a member of the House Oversight Committeewhich is an investigative committee that holds the House of Representatives accountable and co-founder of the Caucus to End Corruptionwhich aims to take political power away from those who actively harm the working class.

“I promised the families of Orange County that I would go and work for them, not sell my vote to the highest bidder,” Porter said in Congresswoman Lori Trahan’s press release.

What is your position on the accessibility of reproductive health care?

Porter is in favor of keeping abortions legal and is vocal about his support for Planned Parenthood.

She helped present the Birth Control Access Actto ensure no one is denied birth control at their pharmacy, and co-sponsored the His Actwhich would permanently ban the Trump administration’s rule of denying assistance to international health organizations if they give the United States information about or access to abortion care.

How do you intend to fight against climate change?

Porter plans to fight climate change by preventing drilling on the California coast.

“We must stand up to big oil companies to prevent offshore drilling and protect our beautiful California coastline,” Porter said on his website.

Porter’s story shows that she supported laws that encourage clean energy use and seeks to fight climate change now.

Porter also funded the National Disaster Safety Councilwhich aims to protect ecosystems from natural disasters by mitigating hazardous conditions.

What measures will you take to mitigate the effects of inflation on college students?

According to its website, Porter’s goal is to invest in public education and make school more affordable for students.

“In Congress, she co-founded the College Affordability Caucus to meet the skyrocketing costs of higher education,” Porter’s website said. “This year, Katie urged the Biden administration to write off student loan debt, which wouldn’t just benefit borrowers — it would give our economy a much-needed boost.”

Why would an OCC student vote for you?

OCC students can vote for Porter because she believes students shouldn’t fall into financial insolvency to graduate.

“Katie supports making college more affordable so that every hard-working student can graduate from California’s great public colleges and universities debt-free,” her website said.

How can I find more information about your application?

More information on Porter’s run for Congress can be found at her website.

Scott Baugh

Congress

Why are you running for this office?

Baugh “presents himself to be the voice of limited constitutional government. He believes in lower taxes, more freedom and strong borders,” according to his website.

What qualifies you for this office?

Baugh was a California Assembly Republican leader from 1999 to 2000 and a California Assemblyman for Orange County from 1995 to 2000.

He is also a founding director of Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County, founding member of Angel Force United Statesan organization focused on military suicide awareness, founding president of the OC Marathon Foundation and founding president of the Institute for Fair Elections.

What is your position on the accessibility of reproductive health care?

baugh opposes Abortion.

“Life begins at conception,” Baugh said in an interview with the CO register. “Others may disagree about exactly when life begins, but there should be no disagreement about whether it is okay to abort children who have reached the point of viability. We need to promote a culture of life in America – not a culture of dismissal.

How do you intend to fight against climate change?

baugh does not want to sacrifice the economy to prevent the effects of environmental destruction.

Baugh opposes drilling off the California coast. According to his website, Baugh “believes that government and business must respect the legitimate science behind the challenge and reject scientific manipulators in order to work together to effectively address climate change in a way that does not cost jobs or harm the economy”.

What measures will you take to mitigate the effects of inflation on college students?

Baugh’s website does not mention whether or not he will take steps to mitigate the effects of inflation specifically on students.

“It is inflationary to impose more taxes and more expenses on California taxpayers,” Baugh said via his website. “[President Joe] Biden and Porter destroy the American dream.

Why would an OCC student vote for you?

Baugh’s website states that a student who has paid off his debt or is not accumulating any would vote for him because he does not aim to forgive student loans because he thinks it will hurt those who don’t. don’t have any.

“America is already $30 trillion in debt and now the Democrats want to add another $500 billion!” Baugh said on his website. “The Biden administration and Katie Porter are punishing those who didn’t take on debt, those who paid off debt, and those who chose not to go to college at all.”

How can I find more information about your application?

More information on Scott Baugh’s run for Congress can be found on his website.

Editor’s Note: Coast Report covers 2022 election races and proposal issues that are expected to have a significant impact on our audience, shift the balance of power in government, and/or be particularly compelling and competitive. Coast Report’s election coverage aims to inform voters – especially OCC student voters – and to promote the democratic process of free and fair elections.

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