2018 Great Immigrants Recipient

Salud Carbajal
U.S. Congressman, California, District 24
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“I believe that we honor our fallen service members first by keeping our promise to support their families and by guaranteeing our veterans receive the respect and resources they’ve earned once they return home,” U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal, who represents the 24th congressional district of California, wrote in a recent op-ed for the “Santa Maria Times.” “Our service members make a courageous sacrifice when they step up and bravely defend our nation. I firmly believe that support for our service members cannot stop when their active duty service ends.” Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016, Salud served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, including active duty service during the Gulf War in 1992 where he was mobilized to Jacksonville, North Carolina. Before his election to Congress, Salud was Santa Barbara's County's First District Supervisor for 12 years. The son of a farmer, Salud was the first member of his family to complete college. He currently sits on both the House Committee on Armed Services and the House Committee on the Budget. Updated July 2018