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Tuesday November 8, 2022 — California General Election
United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 35

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Mike Cargile

Independent Businessman
55,832 votes (42.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Jobs and the Economy
  • Immigration
  • Protection of the Family



Profession:Independent Businessman
President, Big Event Pictures (1998–current)


Columbus State University Bachelors, Accounting/Finance (1987)

Community Activities

Co-Founder, San Bernardino County Patriots (2021–current)
Co-Creator, Tri-County Sheriff's Forum (2022–current)


“Smile…it’s Cargile!” I am the Family Man. My objective, and overwhelming motivation in this political pursuit, is protecting, preserving and providing for our families. As a husband and a father with many good friends, I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to be a Representative for some of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met. Through the years I have been a coach, a crossing guard for my kids, a Booster President, Ways and Means Chairman and a deacon at my church. Professionally, I have been a writer, an actor, a director, a producer, an editor and a marketing director. Additionally, I helped run a small indie music label and managed a rock band from Australia and somewhere in the middle of all that, I helped handle the private label manufacturing for The Power Rangers food products. Prior to my move to California in 1991, I had a short stint as a Quartermaster Army Officer and then went Individual Ready Reserve after Desert Storm. My family has a long history with the US Army and I thought it would be exciting to try something new…Hollywood. I was not disappointed. 

Southern California is where I met my beautiful wife, Nan, and where we’ve raised our two kids. I understand that to whom much is given, much is required. And from that is born my desire to serve the people and businesses of the 35th Congressional District of California. This is not about ME, it’s about YOU… my neighbors! At a time of unprecedented assault on our freedoms, our traditions and our Constitution, we need representatives willing to stand in the gap on behalf of the American people. Our citizens deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and unwavering support. I plan on doing just that!

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $26,669

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

Huck PAC
Employees of Charmagne Kalter Photography
Employees of Kalter Financial Group
Employees of Camino Real Chevrolet
Employees of Don's Backyard Store

More information about contributions

By State:

California 50.81%
Arkansas 29.63%
Florida 17.48%
Michigan 1.48%
Other 0.59%

By Size:

Large contributions (63.28%)
Small contributions (36.72%)

By Type:

From organizations (29.63%)
From individuals (70.37%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am Pro-God, Pro-Family, Pro-Life, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Law enforcement and always America First! 

As an Army veteran, businessman, filmmaker, father, and a Christian, I see great potential for the communities of our district.

But at a time when our educators have abandoned our children, our doctors have violated their oaths and our political leadership are shredding our Constitutional Rights on a daily basis, we need someone to stand against this Communist onslaught. 

We need an advocate to protect our families, our jobs and our communities. We just want to go back to our jobs and schools without restrictions. We want our lives to return to normal!  

The cost of our gas is the highest in history, our store shelves are increasingly bare, homelessness, drugs and crime plague our neighborhoods. Our children have lost precious classroom time, and many small businesses have closed because of mistaken COVID policies. 

We need a representative who will support law enforcement and make our District safe and prosperous again. We need a representative who understands our problems and has solutions for them. 

This district is where my wife and I have raised our kids This is our home. We have invested our lives here. Our church family is here. I want all of us to feel safe and secure. Our God given rights are not negotiable. This is the time for choosing. Will it be freedom and opportunity or fear and hate?

I am asking you to allow me to serve our community as your Representative in Congress.

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