The leader we need in Congress
Corey Gustafson is a conservative businessman, university lecturer and native San Diegan who is running for Congress to restore common-sense representation to the 50th Congressional district. Too much power and influence have shifted to Washington D.C. and Corey will redirect it back to where it belongs- with the people of San Diego.
“We the People” means something to Corey- he believes that government works best when individuals are empowered in their own lives. Providing opportunity to all San Diegans will be Corey’s mission in Washington D.C.
Corey was born in San Diego and raised in Escondido. He graduated from San Pasqual High School and San Diego State University while working for his parents’ small businesses.
He learned about hard work and entrepreneurship by working in small businesses, whether it meant getting up early for prep work or mopping bar floors.
In 2019, Corey cofounded Dogleg Brewing Co. in Vista with his business partners. Dogleg Brewing aimed to bring together two of San Diego’s iconic industries: golf and craft beer. Not coincidentally, they are also two of Corey’s favorite pastimes. Dogleg opened just months before the pandemic started, but the Dogleg team persevered to make it through the pandemic.
Corey’s other passion is university teaching. Since 2014, he served as the director of the Oxford Study Abroad International Relations program. During the course, he lectures in American foreign policy and the national security process.
From 2016 to 2019, he was a lecturer in American Government at California State University-San Bernardino.
Corey is engaged to his fiancé, Kathryn, a small business owner and native San Diegan.