California’s 48th Congressional District Candidate

John Gabbard Launches TV Ad Campaign to Kick Off Race for 48th Congressional District



James Lee
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Spot Emphasizes Need for Change and Ending Do-Nothing Representatives

LAGUNA BEACH, CA(April 30, 2018) – John Gabbard, a former U.S. Marine officer, builder and small business owner, launched his campaign for the 48th Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher with a television ad campaign highlighting his experience and need to toss out representatives who have grown too comfortable in their jobs for the past three decades.

“I’m a life-long Republican. I’m a dad and a husband and a Marine who served our nation for 17 years,” Gabbard said. “I’m a business owner and nothing is more important than a strong economy. In Congress I will fight for policies that create good paying jobs and promote economic growth for all of us.”

Gabbard launched his bid for the seat held by Rohrabacher for the last three decades with a 30-second television spot emphasizing his long ties to the district and key issues he wanted to tackle including boosting the economy and job growth, supporting tax reform, opposing offshore oil drilling and plans to store spent radioactive fuel at the closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

Gabbard will also push hard at the need for federal term limits, including a 12-year limit for representatives to weaken the special interests that dominate Washington, DC now.

“I’m an outsider, the incumbent has been in office for 30 years, this campaign is about public service, not about self-important politicians,” Gabbard added. “We plan an aggressive ground campaign to go with our media launch and I plan on walking this district and meeting as many people as possible to remind them what a representative is supposed to do, which is to be accessible and accountable to the voters.”

After serving in the Marine Corps and being honorably discharged with the rank of Major, Gabbard worked in the homebuilding industry, where he successfully bought, entitled or developed over 20,000 homes throughout the 48th District and California, giving him a first-hand view on the impact of burdensome regulations in crushing housing affordability and availability of new housing.

He earned his master’s in business administration from the University of Southern California and is married to Renee Gabbard with two children. Renee is a breast cancer survivor and John’s mother, Susan, a nurse, lost her battle with breast cancer in 1994, which has made women’s health a cornerstone of his campaign.

John Gabbard is a running for the 48th Congressional District which stretches across a diverse part of Orange County, California and encompasses the communities of Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Midway City and reaches down the coast to Laguna Niguel. For more information, please go to or on Facebook @JohnGabbardforCongress and Twitter @GabbardCongress.

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