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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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District 42U.S. House of RepresentativesNovember 8, 2016California General Election

United States
November 8, 2016California General Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 42

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (413/413).

About this office

Representatives are elected to two-year terms to represent the people of a specific congressional district in the federal government. They introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and are responsible for approving federal taxes.
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Who’s Running?

For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election appear in the general election. This is because of California's "top two" system. In some cases, the two candidates may be from the same political party.
Candidates are sorted in order of election results.
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Ken Calvert

Republican
U.S. Representative
149,547 votes (58.8%)Winning
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Total money raised: $1,445,949

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
General Dynamics
$21,500
2
Van Scoyoc Associates
$13,389
3
Lockheed Martin
$12,500
4
Stronghold Engineering
$10,750
5
American Council of Engineering Companies
$10,000
5
AT&T
$10,000
5
BASF
$10,000
5
Boeing
$10,000
5
Deloitte
$10,000
5
DigitalGlobe
$10,000
5
Edison International
$10,000
5
General Atomics
$10,000
5
Honeywell International
$10,000
5
International Bottled Water Association
$10,000
5
Leidos
$10,000
5
Majority Committee PAC (MCPAC)
$10,000
5
National Association of Home Builders
$10,000
5
National Association of Realtors
$10,000
5
National Automobile Dealers Association
$10,000
5
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
$10,000
5
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
$10,000
5
Northrop Grumman
$10,000
5
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
$10,000
5
Parsons
$10,000
5
Raytheon
$10,000

By State:

California 43.09%
District of Columbia 20.01%
Virginia 13.04%
Texas 2.96%
Other 20.90%
43.09%20.01%13.04%20.90%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.67%)
Small contributions (0.33%)
99.67%

By Type:

From organizations (58.99%)
From individuals (41.01%)
58.99%41.01%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Email jason@calvertforcongress.com
Democratic
Negotiator/Litigator/Instructor
104,689 votes (41.2%)
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  • Social Security Recipients did not receive a cost-of-living increase this year because the Social Security Administration uses an outdated Consumer Price Index. I will work to change the index so that there is a regular increase each year.
  • I support increasing military pay. I will also fight to fully fund the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans issues will be a priority in my office.
  • I will introduce legislation to reduce student loan interest rates and promote more reasonable repayment terms.
Profession:Negotiator, Litigator and Trainer
Georgetown LL.M., Law (1998)
The University of Akron School of Law J.D., Law (1992)
SUNY/Oswego B.A., Communication/Broadcasting (1989)
Onondaga Community College A.A.S., Radio/Television (1986)
Total money raised: $161,829

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Timothy J Sheridan
$25,656
2
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
$10,000
2
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
$10,000
2
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
$10,000
2
IUOE State Unit 12
$10,000
2
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)
$10,000

By State:

California 56.48%
District of Columbia 41.79%
New Jersey 0.48%
Massachusetts 0.40%
New York 0.40%
Other 0.46%
56.48%41.79%

By Size:

Large contributions (82.43%)
Small contributions (17.57%)
82.43%17.57%

By Type:

From organizations (52.33%)
From individuals (47.67%)
52.33%47.67%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Email sheridanforcongress@gmail.com

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