An MD, Dr. Bera is a strong advocate for medical marijuana but isn't quite on board with recreational. He co-sponsored the SAFE Banking Act (2019) and on other bills (see below).
Holds office U.S. House District 7
Candidate in race for U.S. House District 7
Dr. Bera has won three very close races knocking out anti-marijuana candidates, first by defeating Republican incumbent Dan Lungren in the newly redrawn District 7 by 3.4 points. He won re-election in 2014 in a race rated by Ballotpedia as a battleground election, defeating Republican Doug Ose by 0.8 points.
Bera defeated Republican Scott Jones in his bid for re-election in 2016. He won re-election in 2018, handily defeating Republican Andrew Grant by 10 points.
In a 2016 campaign debate, Congressman Bera said he would support the legalizaton of marijuana if CA voters voted for it, but he has serious concerns about addiction
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Washington, DC 20515