Candidate Profile
Jose Caballero IIII

Democrat , California


Jose Caballero IIII
U.S. Rep., Dist. 53

Panel Rating

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Reported by Candidate

San Diego Progressive Democratic Club, DSA - San Diego, Our Revolution - San Diego, Free Thought PAC

Selected Contributions


ActBlue (2019), Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations (2019), State Democratic Party Organizations (2019)
ActBlue (2019)







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Disagree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.


Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Whenever a person decides it is the right thing for them and in cases of risk to the health of the pregnant person.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Agree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.


How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

(Did not answer)

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

Military Subsidies

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

Student loans should be 100% paid off

Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Disagree   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Disagree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

No Answer   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

It means that any religion shall not influence when governing and/or writing laws. The only time religion should be addressed is to protect the freedom of religion on American Citizens.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Agree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Agree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

I support Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” program. If elected, I will sign on and fight for the passage of this critical bill introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Rep. Debbie Dingell. Patients would not be responsible for any cost-sharing of medical expenses ending premiums, copays, and deductibles. Government coverage would include hospitals, doctors, preventive care, prescription medications, dental care, and vision care. This plan also stops private insurers from selling plans that compete with Medicare for All.

National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Disagree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

We should provide humanitarian support to all nations that are under the threat of any terrorism. To single out "radical Islamic terrorism" is short-sighted and islamophobic. We must support the elimination of all terrorism including the homegrown white nationalistic terrorism right here at home.


I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Disagree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Agree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.


Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

All People should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. under any circumstance. With the exception of violent criminals. We are prepared to fight for true immigration reform. No wall. No bigotry. No racism. We want to fix our broken immigration process, protect DACA and DAPA recipients, and end racist immigration policies. We are a nation of immigrants. It is our country’s heritage of being a melting pot that makes us strong, makes us unique, and has helped us prosper.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree   


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Disagree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm a nontheist, I don't believe or claim to know if there is a God or not. I don't practice any religion.


When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Liberal   

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I have been a Progressive since 2014. Support all of the following policies Medicare for All with the elimination of private health insurance Green New Deal Education for all Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Heroes’ Promise No More War Immigration Reform Progressive Credentials: Founder of the San Diego Progressive Democratic Club National Bernie Delegate CA53 2016 Organizer of Bernie rallies and marches across San Diego Co-Coordinator for ADEM Progressive Slates in San Diego (Won over 60%)

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.


Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

(Did not answer)

Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Disagree   

2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

As a veteran and the son of a police officer I believe that we should ban all assault weapons. We must also, license and register handguns and hunting rifles like we license and register our vehicles.

Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Agree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.


The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Agree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

Climate legislation that will eliminate all subsidies on industries that pollute or exasperate the Climate Crisis such as fossil fuels and animal agriculture. Veteran Policy the "Heroes' Promise" No War Policy that will slash the military budget and make it imposable to start forever wars.

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?



  • San Diego State University, San Diego, BA - Political Science, 2014
  • Naval Nuclear Power School, US Navy, Nuclear Operations Certificate - DoE, 2006
Work & Military
  • US Navy, ET2 - Nuclear Operator, 2004-2010
  • San Diego County Democratic Central Committee, Alternate
  • CA Democratic Party, Central Committee Delagate
  • San Diego Progressive Democratic club, Past Founder and President
  • San Diego Vegan Democrats, Co-Founder
  • San Diego State College Democrats, Past Presadent
  • DNC, National Bernie Delegate CA53
  • San Diego City Council Disrtict 7, Sought 2016

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