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Vargas is Bankrolled by Special Interests

Many of Cipriano Vargas’ donors supported a proposed .5 cent sales tax measure through the group “Let’s Go San Diego” which attempted to put the sales tax on the November ballot which would only require a simple majority to pass it rather than two-thirds.

  • IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) 569
  • San Diego Carpenters Union Local 619
  • San Diego Laborers 89
  • San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council

Vargas has received donations and endorsements from politicians who supported raising taxes on working families and policies that led to higher prices:

  • Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath who voted against suspending the gas tax
  • San Diego City Councilman Raul Campillo who endorsed the .5 sales tax measure
  • Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer who voted for the VMT
  • Congressman Mike Levin
  • Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear who also serves as the SANDAG chair and supported the VMT
Donation from the Catherine Blakespear for Mayor Campaign to Cipriano Vargas’ campaign

Donation from Terra Lawson-Remer 2024 Supervisor Campaign to Cipriano Vargas’ campaign

Donation from Tasha Boerner Horvath Assembly 2022 Campaign to Cipriano Vargas’ campaign

Vargas has received donations from individuals who are employed by labor unions and radical organizations:

  • SEIU
  • ACLU
  • California Teachers Association
  • National Labor Rights Council
  • Climate Action Campaign
  • NALC (National Association of Letter Carriers)
  • Alliance San Diego
  • United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry

Related News and Sources

Let’s Go San Diego Endorsements

Cipriano Vargas Endorsements

2022 Cipriano Vargas Form 460 8/1/2022

2022 Cipriano Vargas Form 460 1/31/2022

KUSI News: San Diego’s Democrat Assemblymembers vote against suspending the gas tax