About Gil CisnerosRead Press Release
Congressman Gil Cisneros is in his first term representing California’s 39th District, a diverse and historically conservative area of southern California. The son of a cafeteria worker and a Vietnam War veteran, Congressman Cisneros served 11 years as an officer in the Navy. Like too many families across the country, Congressman Cisernos’s family has lost a loved one to gun violence: his grandfather was shot and killed during a grocery store robbery when his mother was only 10 years old.
In 2018, as one of the first Giffords endorsements of the cycle, Congressman Cisernos ran on a strong gun violence prevention platform against an opponent with an A rating from the NRA and campaigned multiple times with Giffords co-founder Captain Mark Kelly. Since being elected, Congressman Cisneros has consistently prioritized the public safety of his constituents, including by supporting the bipartisan universal background checks bill that passed the House last February.