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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 51

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Juan Carlos "Charlie" Mercado

No Party Preference
Deputy Sheriff
2,452 votes (3.1%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • End the deportation of US Soldiers, Veterans, and their families.
  • Raise the minimum wage to $15/hour immediately.
  • Increase social security benefits, pensions and medical care.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Deputy Sheriff
Deputy Sheriff, County of San Diego (2007–current)
Director, Deported Veterans of America — Appointed position (2014–current)

Education

San Diego State University Bachelor of Science in Applied Arts and Sciences, Criminal Justice Administration (1997)

Community Activities

Member, Fraternal Order of Eagles (2017–current)
Member, American Legion (2016–current)
Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars (2016–current)
Founder, Deported Veterans of America (2014–current)

Biography

At the age of four, Juan Carlos “Charlie” Mercado and his Mother were abandoned by his Father. Months after, his Mother passed away.

Charlie had no choice but to find work throughout his childhood as a piñata maker, and a field worker.

After high school, Charlie attended San Diego State University and enrolled in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. He graduated as Cadet Commander, first in his class, and as a Commissioned Officer. He also served in Iraq as an infantry soldier.

To help veterans deal with the cruelty of deportation and inform everyone, Charlie established the help center “Deported Veterans of America” and authored the books “Fate of a Deported Veteran” and “Fe Americana.”

Due to Charlie’s exhausting work in the United States and abroad, deported veterans are now receiving their benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and they are returning to America.

Charlie seeks an immediate end to the deportations of American soldiers, veterans, and their families.

He supports an increase of the minimum wage, an increase of social security benefits, health care for all and better pensions.

Charlie is 100% against donations from corporations, lobbyists and special interests.

He endorses a plan for student loan debt forgiveness, less incarceration and free education.

Charlie is not a career politician, and his entire political campaign is self-funded. He pays for everything out of his own pocket.

Now, he is humbly asking for your support, you vote, and for the opportunity to serve you.

Gracias, Salamat, Danke Schön, & Thank You.

www.juancarlosmercado.com

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of North County San Diego (5)

  Family reunification is a process that allows immigrants already residing in the U.S. to bring in additional family members. Do you support limiting this process? Why or why not?  
Answer from Juan Carlos "Charlie" Mercado:

Mercado for Congress will allow Family reunification to continue. A united family is a happy prosperous family.

  Do you support expanding the current border wall between U.S. and Mexico? Why or why not?  
Answer from Juan Carlos "Charlie" Mercado:

Mercado for Congress does not support expanding the current border wall between U.S. and Mexico. Our nation's vast needs in the areas of medical care, education, social security and infrastructure must be met first.

  Do you support creating additional regulations on gun ownership? Why or why not?  
Answer from Juan Carlos "Charlie" Mercado:

Mercado for Congress supports limiting the availability of "assault military style" weapons, and also limiting the availability for people deemed mentally unstable or with a criminal record.

  Should the U.S. remain in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? Why or why not?  
Answer from Juan Carlos "Charlie" Mercado:

Mercado for Congress supports NAFTA, but will take a closer look to revise commerce regulations in regards to environmental impact.

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?
Answer from Juan Carlos "Charlie" Mercado:

Mercado for Congress supports Medicare for all.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $20,005

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Juan Carlos "Charlie" Mercado
$19,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.98%)
Small contributions (0.02%)
99.98%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Videos (5)

— May 1, 2018 Better Lifestyle Digital Media

In this video, Juan Carlos "Charlie" Mercado tells the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to fix the pay steps of the Deputies in San Diego County.

— May 1, 2018 Better Lifestyle Digital Media

In this video, Juan Carlos "Charlie" Mercado asks the difficult questions of the Cities within San Diego County and District 51.

— May 1, 2018 Better Lifestyle Digital Media

In this video, Juan Carlos "Charlie" Mercado informs everyone about his fierce fight against the deportation of U.S. Soldiers, Veterans, and their families.

— May 1, 2018 Better Lifestyle Digital Media

In this video, Juan Carlos "Charlie" Mercado informs everyone why he does not support a border wall.

— May 1, 2018 Better Lifestyle Digital Media

In this video, Juan Carlos "Charlie" Mercado asks the questions on the key issues of the Cities of Imperial County.

Candidate Contact Info

Campaign Name: Mercado for Congress
Phone: 619-726-2351
Address:
830 Broadway Unit 8
El Cajon, CA 92021

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