Congressman Gil Cisneros represents California’s 39th congressional district after winning an open seat contest in 2018. Cisneros is a Navy veteran who was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, the National Defense Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for his exemplary service to his country. Cisneros is also an education policy expert who has founded non-profits committed to strengthening public schools and improving access to college for students and veterans.
Cisneros is dedicated to achieving a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated two-state solution. Cisneros believes the United States must act as a leader in the Middle East peace process and play a strong role to facilitate negotiations.