United States House of Representatives member since 2012 who was reelected to Congress in 2014. He previously worked as an emergency physician in the Coachella Valley and would found the Coachella Valley Healthcare Initiative in 2010.
He graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in 1990 and would later attend Harvard Medical School. He became notable as the first Hispanic Harvard graduate to receive three graduate degrees.
He was arrested at a Thanksgiving protest in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1997.
He was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and raised in Coachella, California by farmworking parents.
He beat Mary Bono Mack in the 2012 general election in California's 36th congressional district.