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U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 22

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Ricardo "Rico" Franco

Technology Consultant
4,365 votes (3.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • We must grow and invest in good, stable jobs, green energy, and technology with middle class and small business tax breaks.
  • Poverty robs from children the ability to dream. No one should have to choose between paying for healthcare and putting food on the table, so I support Medicare For All.
  • We must support our troops as civilian veterans as much as we do in combat. That means properly funding and staffing the VA, improving access and visibility of care, and streamlining their transition. We must also bring every deported veteran home.



Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Economics (2007)


I am a proud product of Clovis Schools, graduating from Clovis West and then The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. I immediately returned to the Central Valley for work, starting a career in private business that would see me grow bottom-lines, manage employees and teams, deal with regulatory agencies and plan budgets for over a decade. From small mom-and-pop stores to large, multi-national corporations, I’ve seen quite a bit of the private sector. My edge has always been relating to people, be they employees, clients, or customers. I measured my greatest successes not by the title I received, but instead, the growth and achievements I was able to help my employees realize. That’s why I’m running for Congress in CA-22.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $50,406

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

Employees of Parkland Management Company
Ricardo "Rico" Franco
Employees of Appdirect
Employees of Wishlife, Inc.
Employees of Patrick Metheny

More information about contributions

By State:

California 81.25%
Ohio 8.79%
New York 5.73%
Oregon 2.60%
Other 1.63%

By Size:

Large contributions (65.69%)
Small contributions (34.31%)

By Type:

From organizations (3.26%)
From individuals (96.74%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Over 100 years ago my family fled violent war in Mexico to settle here in Fresno, California. We've come a long way since then.

We are farmworkers, small business owners, veterans, education pioneers, civil servants, church goers, doctors, employers, construction workers and agri-business managers.  We are hunters, hikers, fishermen, golfers, water polo players, Bulldog sports fans, great cooks...and pretty good eaters, too.  Above all, we have come to represent the best of the Valley:  Compassionate, hard-working individuals and families looking for the slice of the American Dream in the nation’s greatest heartland.

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