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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 5

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Nils Palsson

Community Builder/Educator
23,639 votes (12.5%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Getting Money out of Politics. This includes publicly funding elections, ending 'Citizens United' and the influence of big money on our political system, and affirming that corporations are not people. Reclaiming our democracy is the first step to ge
  • Economic Justice for All: Ensuring fair pay for all, creating jobs with justice, putting America to work rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, enacting a national $15 minimum wage, stimulating small businesses and entrepreneurs, re-empowering the
  • Environmental Justice and Climate Leadership: Global warming requires more than just words. We must lead the charge to protect our home planet and the future of our grandchildren. Getting free from fossil fuels requires visionary leadership and bold



Profession:Father, Educator, Grassroots Community Organizer
Communications and Special Projects Coordinator, Transition US (2015–current)
Delegate for Bernie Sanders at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, California 5th District Caucus for Bernie Sanders for President — Elected position (2016–current)
Community Organizer, Transition Lake County — Appointed position (2006–current)


California Institute of Integral Studies Master of Fine Arts (in progress), Writing and Consciousness (2015)
Dominican University of California Certificate, Education (High School Teacher Preparation Program) (2013)
New York University Bachelor of Arts, History (2006)
New York University Bachelor of Arts, English (2006)
New York University Certificate, Nongovernmental Organizations (2006)

Community Activities

Producer and Organizer, Hands Around Clear Lake (2011–current)
Host and Producer of 'Wake Up & Thrive', KPFZ 88.1 FM, Lake County Community Radio (2012–2016)

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $10,241

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

Employees of United States Department of Commerce
Employees of Benjamin Raff
Employees of Melanie Hopkins
Employees of Reddan Surveying, Inc.

More information about contributions

By State:

California 71.78%
Washington 23.36%
Tennessee 4.86%

By Size:

Large contributions (71.36%)
Small contributions (28.64%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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