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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 7

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Yona Barash

Cancer Surgeon
22,845 votes (13.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Reform the Healthcare System
  • Support Our Small Businesses
  • Reform Our Immigration System



Profession:Cancer Surgeon
Surgical Oncologist, Solo Private Practice (1981–current)


Lincoln Law School Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Law (2011)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York; UCLA; UCSF Surgical Residency, Internship & Research (1981)
Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem Medical Degree, Medicine (1970)


Dr. Yona Barash isn’t a typical candidate. As a small child, Dr. Barash escaped the Nazi occupation and communist rule to live in a refugee camp in Israel. He served in two wars with the Israeli Defense Force, graduated from Medical School, and has served as a renowned local cancer surgeon for over three decades treating over 20,000 patients in the Sacramento area. Dr. Barash’s background and expertise is exactly what we need on issues such as healthcare, immigration, jobs and national security. 

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $321,838

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

Yona Barash
Employees of Fifth Wave Automotive
Employees of A & G Home Health
Employees of Fite Development Company
Employees of Sierra Pacific Mortgage Company

More information about contributions

By State:

California 98.82%
Colorado 0.92%
Nevada 0.17%
Florida 0.09%

By Size:

Large contributions (95.45%)
Small contributions (4.55%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.26%)
From individuals (99.74%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Washington DC is broken and we need people with real experience to tackle issues facing American citizens today.  I have lived the American Dream and do not see the same opportunity for our youth that I had as an immigrant to this country.  This is why I want to give back by fighting for affordable and quality healthcare, providing opportunity for growth to our small businesses, and working on our complicated immigration system.

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