David Giglio

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Raised in Connecticut, David Giglio graduated from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania with a degree in History and Political Science. Giglio moved to California due to job opportunities for him and his wife. After receiving a master’s degree in teaching, Giglio became a high school history teacher. Now, Giglio owns Calicards and More, a business that buys and sells sports cards and memorabilia [1]. 

Giglio previously ran an unsuccessful campaign in the 2022 GOP primary for California’s 13th Congressional District [5].

Key Issues

Immigration

Giglio supports a temporary suspension of immigration which he believes will allow ICE and CBP to handle newly arriving immigrants. He also supports cutting foreign aid to Mexico and other Central American nations until they eliminate drug cartels and human traffickers [1]. 

Gun Policy

Giglio rejects gun control stating that he will oppose any and all legislation that would limit or ‘infringe’ upon the right to keep and bear arms [1].

Healthcare

Giglio believes that healthcare legislation must protect Americans with pre-existing conditions. He also wants to make medical expenses tax deductible [1, 2].

Budget

Giglio supports increasing funding for areas like infrastructure, the border, healthcare, and veteran’s assistance, and reducing funding for foreign policy related matters [1]. 

 

Education

Giglio opposes initiatives like Critical Race Theory and the New York Times sponsored 1619 Project. He believes that local and state governments should make the final decision on how to utilize educational funding, rather than the federal government. Additionally, Giglio supports school choice programs and advocates for parents to pick schools based on factors other than location [1]. 

Endorsements

General Mike Flynn; Rob Maness, US Air Force Colonel; Ted Howze, Former Turlock City Councilman; John Pierce, NCLU Chairman, Republicans for National Renewal

Sources

1 David Giglio for Congress

2 Ballotpedia 

3 Facebook 

4 Linkedin

5 Newsweek