Ricardo “Ricky” De La Fuente, a millennial and second-generation immigrant who resides in downtown Los Angeles, has announced his run under the Democratic Party, in California’s 34th Congressional District. He became the first to file for candidacy when the nomination period opened on Thursday, January 26th.

The third of five children, California native, De La Fuente learned the value of family and fighting for elements that make families strong from a very young age. He studied at the University of San Diego, and Harvard. A devout Catholic of Mexican-Persian heritage, he is fluent in eight languages and is credited with starting multiple businesses and job creation.

“I am running because I want to fight for families, the inner city, and small businesses.” “As a second-generation American, I have experienced the struggle of discrimination, and I want to champion all of our community. My family has a long history of working between Mexico and the United States to create jobs. I want to bring that experience to support our communities’ small business, support families, stand up for our citizens against President Trump’s bad policies but work with his administration when it benefits the District."


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  • joe endorsed

    “He is a great man”

  • gabriel endorsed

    “Ricardo is a cordial and friendly guy hope to vote for him in the coming election”

  • Alexandre Dorriz endorsed

    “The 34th Congressional District is arguably perhaps one of the most important districts in the greater Los Angeles region at this moment. The cityscape's Micro-Manhattan impending future relies on an architect of policies with vision and foresights of globalism. With fervent optimism I see this district a strong template for international cities, those which Ricardo has dedicated a career in traveling to and fro - discovering and inspecting the ins and outs of to only bring to this district he cares and extends support to so much. As a childhood friend I see Ricardo prospering, and succeeding, in creating a global community as inclusive and multi-cultural as he is himself.”

  • Massoud Saghafi endorsed

    “Educated, liberal, responsible. Honest and an excellent communicator.”

  • John Cambell endorsed

    “We need to fix this homeless problem.”

  • Charly Murphy endorsed

    ““Ricardo he is an outstanding character strong, lots of ideas for creating jobs for people he love sharing and giving and his honesty will be an asset for the city. He has no time to play around he is a person always in action to help people in need and especially he like to bring people up!! I will characterize him as a roll model for Los Angeles ! And for the People. Ricky you are a great friend and a great person and I will support you no matter what!”

  • Soussan Ayari endorsed

    “Ricardo is an exceptional leader and deeply devoted to lifting the community.”

February 3, 2017

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • joe endorsed

    “He is a great man”

  • joseph nehme endorsed

  • gabriel endorsed

    “Ricardo is a cordial and friendly guy hope to vote for him in the coming election”

  • martin endorsed

  • Bijan Hafezi endorsed

  • Alexandre Dorriz endorsed

    “The 34th Congressional District is arguably perhaps one of the most important districts in the greater Los Angeles region at this moment. The cityscape's Micro-Manhattan impending future relies on an architect of policies with vision and foresights of globalism. With fervent optimism I see this district a strong template for international cities, those which Ricardo has dedicated a career in traveling to and fro - discovering and inspecting the ins and outs of to only bring to this district he cares and extends support to so much. As a childhood friend I see Ricardo prospering, and succeeding, in creating a global community as inclusive and multi-cultural as he is himself.”

  • Massoud Saghafi endorsed

    “Educated, liberal, responsible. Honest and an excellent communicator.”

  • John Cambell endorsed

    “We need to fix this homeless problem.”

  • Homeyra Amirteymour endorsed

  • Charly Murphy endorsed

    ““Ricardo he is an outstanding character strong, lots of ideas for creating jobs for people he love sharing and giving and his honesty will be an asset for the city. He has no time to play around he is a person always in action to help people in need and especially he like to bring people up!! I will characterize him as a roll model for Los Angeles ! And for the People. Ricky you are a great friend and a great person and I will support you no matter what!”

  • Stephanie Martinez endorsed

  • maura reyes endorsed

  • gigi nehme endorsed

  • Jose Schroeder endorsed

  • hebendir endorsed

  • taraneh khodadad endorsed

  • Beth endorsed

  • Santiago endorsed

  • elle endorsed

  • Katy vatan endorsed

  • Katayoun Yazdani endorsed

  • katayoun de la duente endorsed

  • daryanaz Mostajabaldaveh endorsed

  • george scopetta endorsed

  • tatiana endorsed

  • Nofe Murad endorsed

  • abdallah endorsed

  • Dillon Cendejas endorsed

  • Soussan Ayari endorsed

    “Ricardo is an exceptional leader and deeply devoted to lifting the community.”

  • Hector endorsed