The BIPAC Action Fund announced its endorsement of incumbent Jim Costa for his re-election campaign to the U.S. House of Representatives in California's 16th congressional district in April 2018.
Jim Costa was sworn in as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing California’s 16th Congressional District in January 2005. Raised on a dairy farm in Fresno’s Kearney Park area, Congressman Costa is a third-generation family farmer. As a Member of Congress, Costa has applied his farming background to fighting for Valley water, agriculture, and the economy. In the 115th Congress, Rep. Costa serves on two powerful House Committees: the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Natural Resources and he serves a member of the fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Coalition. In the House he has worked with his colleagues to support more responsible budgeting practices.
Though Republican Elizabeth Heng is certainly a pro-business candidate, Rep. Costa has a proven record, scoring a 74% on the BIPAC Composite scoring system, one of the highest Democrats in the entire House. Since he is the prohibitive favorite for re-election and a Democratic leader in the pro-business majority, the staff recommends a BIPAC endorsement for Rep. Jim Costa in his bid for an eighth term in the House.