Obernolte has had a poor voting record in the legislature and Congress. Voted against certifying the 2020 electoral college results.
Holds office U.S. House District 23
In 2018, he voted against AB 1793, to expunge past marijuana convictions and also voted against bills to allow for cannabis compassion programs, veterinarians to recommend cannabis, and schoolchildren to use medical marijuana. He did vote yes on a bill (AB2020) to expand places where cannabis events can be held, and was absent for a vote on a resolution to the federal government to allow state-legal cannabis programs (AJR 27). Again in 2019 he voted against cannabis compassion programs for needy patients (SB 34).
The district is the state’s largest and historically one of its most conservative: In 2016, President Donald Trump won here by more than 15 percentage points. In 2018, it was California’s only congressional district where two Republicans — and no Democrat — advanced from the top-two primary election to the November ballot and spent campaign season fighting over who was more aligned with the president.
"The @sbcountysheriff is working hard to shut down large-scale illegal cannabis grows. Unfortunately, California laws are standing in the way of a long-term solution to this problem. We need to continue working until this illegal activity no longer threatens our community." (09/11/21)
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