- Party: Democrat
Candidate's Website: https://www.campacampaign.com/
Campa-Najjar was born in La Mesa, California, raised and lives in Chula Vista, California. His father, Yasser Najjar, is Palestinian, and his mother, Abigail Campa, is Mexican American.
He attended community college at Southwestern College, and earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Psychology from San Diego State University.
Campa-Najjar worked as a deputy regional field director for the Barack Obama 2012 presidential campaign. During the Obama Administration, Campa-Najjar was a White House intern and briefly worked in the Labor Department‘s Office of Public Affairs for the Employment and Training Administration. As a White House intern, his clerical responsibilities included reading and helping select letters that President Obama would read each day.
Campa-Najjar has twice been a candidate for the United States House of Representatives. He lost in the 2018 election against incumbent Duncan D. Hunter. Campa-Najjar lost again in a 2020 campaign to represent California’s 50th congressional district, which encompasses the northeastern segments of San Diego County, and a small section of Riverside County.
Further Information: https://ballotpedia.org/Ammar_Campa-Najjar