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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 36

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Erin Cruz

121,640 votes (39.7%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Jobs - Create legislation that encourages job growth for all Americans. I am opposed to the PRO-ACT.
  • Jobs - Create legislation that encourages job growth for all Americans. I am opposed to the PRO-ACT.
  • Fiscal Accountability and Transparency - Protecting Taxpayer interests



Profession:Entrepreneur and Businesswoman, Published Author
Published Author and Keynote Speaker, Self Employed (2017–current)
Central Committee Member, Riverside Country Republican Party Central Committee for the 42nd Assembly District — Elected position (2020–current)

Community Activities

Founder and Volunteer CEO, RAN Action Fund, Inc. (2019–current)
Founder and Volunteer CEO, Restoring America Now, Inc. (2019–current)
Member, East Valley Republican Women Federated (2018–current)
Delegate, California Republican Party (2018–current)


See "Political Philosophy"

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (3)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid, and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Erin Cruz:


Infrastructure keeps America going. Over the five years in my district we have seen the I-10 deteriorate. This is unacceptable. This corridor provides a route for trade that comes from the coast, across and through the entire United States. While our district is just a small part of this highway, driving through even our area you will see constant holes, erosion, and big rigs changing lanes to avoid potentially disastrous roadways. While I do know in the last month or so some improvements have been made this is one example where I aim to push hard for infrastructure. We shouldn't be waiting until deterioration to maintain our economic life source. The same goes for water systems, rail, and especially the electrical grid. One senior reached out to me this month regarding her $500 electric bill. The usage in her home is basic, air-conditioning, cooking, laundry once a week and their home focus is conservation. Her home is just outside of the poverty line and she doesn't receive any subsidy. Our utility companies are making a fortune, yet we face blackouts, brown outs, and skyrocketing prices with no improvement to the grid. This must change, especially if the electric industry is receiving Federal subsidy, and/or tax breaks. I am for incentivizing projects to encourage swift moves by energy conglomerates to update their system and reduce costs to consumers. I am also for encouraged energy competition in all forms. This will reduce costs for consumers.


What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages to secure affordable health care?
Answer from Erin Cruz:


Healthcare should be affordable. It seems the more legislation and laws we pass, the more beefed up our system gets and the more outrageous costs become. In 2009, the "Affordable" Care Act was passed. Unfortunately, the focus was on everyone having insurance, not necessarily affordable care. Premiums skyrocketed, copays and deductibles became unreachable and for even the insured, health care started becoming unaffordable and a struggle for many in the United States. I would like to see more free market solutions, free up doctors to do their work to treat patients. Unfortunately big interests, big lobby and big medicine and pharmaceutical has pushed our system to an unaffordable state. Campaign reform is needed as many congress members currently get big dollar donations from these special interest groups and then legislate in the favor or interest of not the people, but in the interest of the big donors. This is not o.k.



We need to do things differently to see different results. Repealing the McCarran Furguson Act is one way to see transparency and get consumers the insight they need to get the care they want and need. This idea has been put forth before, even though it has bipartisan support the repeal is put forth with other legislation and always gets held up. I believe it is time to put this forth, stand alone. Allowing for competition and across state lines care is another way we will see a drop-in cost. As always, I am open to hearing constituent views on health reform and the needs of the community.


Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House of Representatives.
Answer from Erin Cruz:

Strong borders, strong messaging to foreign nations is essential to decreasing human trafficking and easing human suffering around our northern and southern border. Legal immigration has been an issue to manipulate Americans and divide our people for at least a decade. This needs to stop. We have many issues which need resolved. We need strong reform to encourage legal immigration in a way that enhances our nation while keeping us secure. I am in support of biometric systems to help streamline cross border business. Billions of dollars are produced by cross border workers annually, both north and southern border regions. I support our local businesses and workers who legally attain work in the United States and streamlining processes is essential.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $3,617

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Rm Project Development
Employees of Jk
Employees of Harbinger Kalugina

More information about contributions

By State:

California 86.18%
Alabama 6.91%
Tennessee 6.91%

By Size:

Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)

By Type:

From organizations (81.86%)
From individuals (18.14%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy


Erin Cruz is a strong conservative whose priorities include a strong national defense; enhanced border security, economic growth, fiscal accountability and transparency, and protecting taxpayer interests. 


Erin Cruz is a mother and widow of internationally renowned scientist, Rene  Cruz, PhD. Mrs. Cruz is a native Southern Californian, born and raised. She is an entrepreneur and savvy business woman who is fed up with the political status quo of politicians putting politics before the needs and will of the people.


For Erin, a Native Californian, watching California deteriorate is deeply concerning. From crumbling infrastructure to rising homelessness, rising crime to out of control spending, the constant barrage of tax burden placed on the people is out of control.  We need a solution to the division among social and political groups to get the work done. 


Erin Cruz knows communication is key to solving the issues of our communities, the state, and the nation.  Her passion for the people led Erin to Author Revolution America, a political and business communication book geared toward women.  She is also Author of the book Crushing Corruption, Producer and Host of The Erin Cruz Show; she is Founder and CEO of the All American community advocacy and humanitarian organization, Restoring America Now, Inc. and Founder and CEO of RAN Action Fund, Inc., which is geared toward realizing change within our communities and across the nation, for all residents. 


Erin is currently running for United States Congress in District 36 to help bring back balance and true representation for all Americans in the region. Her motto is: People before Politics. Liberty before Legislation.

Mrs. Cruz is a Tea Party Republican and Classical, Constitutional Conservative with the ability to transcend traditional Party Lines. In 2018 Erin Cruz ran for the United States Senate in California, uniting Grassroots activists across party lines. Erin Cruz was the only U.S. Senate Candidate out of 31 people to be endorsed by a political party.


Mrs. Cruz believes big government has grossly overstepped its bounds. Second only to putting God back in schools and restoring strong family values that are lacking across the nation, she sees Less Tax, Less Regulation, Less Government as the only true way for our nation to get back on track.  


Erin  reminds people often: Government does not give you or grant you rights. The Declaration of  Independence, U.S.  Constitution, and Bill of Rights secure our unalienable rights as given by God


Erin Cruz believes now  is our time to come together, to restore order, to crush corruption and Make California Golden Again for future generations.

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