Justin Fareed was born and raised on the Central Coast. A small businessman and third-generation California rancher, Justin ran for Congress in the 24th congressional district in 2016. He narrowly lost the race, but due to the encouragement of friends, family and countless voters, Justin is running again.
Justin Fareed was born and raised on the Central Coast. After attending Santa Barbara High School, he continued his education and achieved his childhood dream of playing Division One football at UCLA. After graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, Justin joined the UCLA Football coaching staff.
Following his time at UCLA, he served as a Legislative Aide for Congressman Ed Whitfield, who served as Chairman of the Energy & Power Subcommittee. Working closely with the Congressman, Justin was involved in drafting several bills, building consensus among Members of Congress, and effectively moving policy forward. In February 2013, Justin led an international congressional staff delegation to Turkey to learn first-hand about the cultural, political and economic interests in the region. In May 2017, Justin travelled to Israel to meet with Israeli officers guarding the Israeli-Lebanese and Syrian border and gained a strong perspective of the complex issues that our greatest ally in that region face on a day-to-day basis. Justin also spent time with executives and engineers of Israeli water technology companies to learn more about state-of-the-art desalination and water treatment solutions.
Today, Justin is president of his family’s business, Pro Band Sports Industries, Inc., which specializes in the design and manufacture of sports medical devices. Additionally, Justin maintains a devotion to overseeing his family’s third generation-owned cattle ranch. Justin ran for Congress as an underdog in 2016. He came in second in the open Primary in June, going against and beating the Republican Party establishment favorite. He ran a strong grassroots campaign, receiving roughly 42,000 more votes than the incumbent representative in 2014 and vastly outperformed President Trump in 2016 by more than 32,000 votes, while coming just short of winning in the general election.
Justin is running for Congress to get it working again for all Americans. In order to achieve this, he will legislate based on outcomes data, facts and the will of his constituents, not Party dogma. It is essential to solve long-range issues affecting this and future generations. He will bring a new leadership attitude to Congress, one that is sorely needed and will stop kicking the can down the road. It is time to hold Congress accountable.
Justin believes in staying connected and giving back to the community. He currently serves on the Foundation Board for Santa Barbara High School. With his involvement, the board secured the funding and recently broke ground on a new stadium, synthetic track and field that will be a resource for the community for generations to come. He formally served on the board of Pat Roberts’s “Join-Up.” This non-profit organization assists combat veterans and first responders returning to America with physical, emotional or mental disabilities.
Justin continues to be an avid athlete. He often combines his keen interest in sports and concern for at-risk youth by using athletics as a way to promote self-confidence, build team values and develop the virtues of integrity and a strong work ethic in the youth he encounters.
Justin is involved with the following distinguished organizations:
- Member, Santa Barbara Rotary Club
- Member, Channel City Club
- Member, American Committees on Foreign Relations
- Supporter, Police Activities League
- Supporter, Special Olympics