US House, CA-40

Joe Kerr


  • Wildfire expert and will invest in resources to protect communities 
  • Advocate for corporate and polluter accountability 
  • Longtime labor leader in California

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  • Toss up race - 
  • Flipping this seat will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level

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Joe Kerr is running to represent California’s 40th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a retired 34-year firefighter captain and longtime California labor leader. As a former firefighter Joe will bring much needed experience to Congress to tackle wildfires and the devastation it can bring to our communities. One 100,000-acre wildfire produces as much greenhouse gas emissions as 7 million cars running simultaneously and continuously for a year. His approach to climate action and reducing our carbon footprint will be unlike any other, as he firmly believes we can't solve climate change without solving wildfires and climatic extremes first. Joe also served as Vice Chair of the Regional Water Quality Control Board, where he was one of the first in the country to fine serial polluters. He is committed to holding polluters accountable once elected to Congress. Kerr is endorsed by LCV Action Fund.

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