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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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District 45U.S. House of RepresentativesNovember 8, 2016California General Election

United States
November 8, 2016California General Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 45

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (417/417).

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.
Republican
U.S. Representative, 45th District
182,618 votes (58.6%)Winning
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  • Lower taxes and cut wasteful government spending. Reduce debt and balance the budget.
  • Promote a more business friendly climate that will spur the economy and create good-paying jobs.
  • A strong national defense and to ensure our Veterans are better taken care of.
Profession:U.S. Representative, 45th District
U.S. Representative, U.S. House of Representatives (2014current)
Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives — Elected position (2014current)
State Senator, California State Senate — Elected position (20082014)
State Assemblywoman, California State Assembly — Elected position (20042008)
City Councilwoman, Laguna Niguel City Council — Elected position (19962004)

Prior to her election to the House of Representatives, Mimi Walters represented Orange County in the California State Senate and State Assembly. She possesses a background in business, finance and local government having first been elected office to the Laguna Niguel City Council in 1996. Her professional career has included serving as an investment executive for seven years at a major investment banking firm.

  • State Senator John Moorlach, 37th district
  • State Senator Pat Bates, 36th district
  • California Republican Party, Orange County Republican Party
  • State Assemblyman Bill Brough, 73rd district
  • Mayor Frank Ury, City of Mission Viejo
  • Mayor Pro Tem Wendy Bucknum, City of Mission Viejo
  • Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, County of Orange
  • District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, County of Orange
  • State Assemblyman Matt Harper, 74th district
  • State Senator Bob Huff, 29th district
Total money raised: $1,953,760

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

1
Security First Corp
$22,100
2
Cox Enterprises
$14,000
3
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
$11,500
4
Comcast
$11,000
4
Edwards Lifesciences
$11,000
4
Union Pacific
$11,000

By State:

California 48.54%
District of Columbia 21.67%
Virginia 7.84%
New York 2.74%
Other 19.22%
48.54%21.67%19.22%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.34%)
Small contributions (2.66%)
97.34%

By Type:

From organizations (55.27%)
From individuals (44.73%)
55.27%44.73%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Democratic
Scientist/Engineer/Businessman
129,231 votes (41.4%)
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  • Get money out of politics is my #1 priority (overturning Citizens United and move to public funding of elections + Corporations/Unions are not people + Money is not speech).
  • Address our contribution to climate change.
  • NO income tax on $120K income or less + Offset revenue loss by imposing marginal income tax rate on $1.2M+ income + Balance budget and reduce deficit, each and every year, once our economy stabilizes.
Profession:Scientist / Engineer / Businessman
Founder/Chair/President, MCE Communications (1987current)
Chief Scientist/Engineer, MCE Communications (1987current)
Chair, West OC Democrats (DCWOC) — Elected position (2013current)
State Central Committee Delegate, California Democratic Party (CADem) — Elected position (2011current)
National Convention Delegate, Democratic National Committee (DNC) — Elected position (2016current)
County Central Committee Delegate, Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) — Elected position (20132015)
Nominee Candidate, 2016 US Congress, District 48, Democratic Party — Elected position (20122012)
California State University, Fullerton MS, Computer Engineering (1987)
California State University, Fullerton BS, Electrical/Electronic Engineering (1986)
Host, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) - Greater Orange County (2013current)
Progressive Community Organizer & Activist, Orange County (1981current)
Co-Founder/Co-Organizer, Occupy Orange County (20112012)
Community Organizer, MoveOn.org - Irvine & South Orange County (20112012)
Co-Founder/Event Coordinator, Organizing for America (OFA) - Irvine & South Orange County (20092010)

I am a scientist and an engineer by education, a small business owner for the last 30+ years, a 35+ years resident of Orange County, and a long-time activist for causes pertaining to improved quality of life for all citizens of our great country. I believe in an effective and efficient Government, focused on issues of the “common good” that can only be addressed through an honest democratic process by citizen legislators, representing WE the People – not by career politicians representing narrow special interests. I believe in the free market system, but not in crony capitalism which privatizes profits and socializes losses. I believe in a free market system with adequate safeguards for consumers and protection of our environment. I believe in a free market system with a level playing field between capital and labor, one that provides safe working conditions and living wages not subject to threats of “outsourcing”.

I AM RUNNING TO BE YOUR NEXT CONGRESSMAN.
  • Democratic Party
  • California Democratic Party
  • Democratic Party of Orange County
  • Orange County Young Democrats
  • Progressive Democrats of America
Total money raised: $40,303

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

1
Qualcomm
$2,790
2
Law Office Of Soheila Hosseini
$1,036
3
Kaiser Permanente
$700
4
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF WEST ORANGE COUNTY
$500
4
LAGUNA WOODS DEMOCRATIC CLUB
$500

By State:

California 99.21%
New York 0.79%
99.21%

By Size:

Large contributions (78.97%)
Small contributions (21.03%)
78.97%21.03%

By Type:

From organizations (3.15%)
From individuals (96.85%)
96.85%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Is it acceptable in America that the top 0.1% now owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%? Is it acceptable that 99% of new income is going to the top 1%? Is it acceptable that Wall Street and billionaires are spending hundreds of millions of dollars trying to buy elections? This is why we must overturn Citizens United and move to public funding of elections!

Is it right that in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, most of our young people either can't afford to go to college or leave school deeply in debt? If we stand up, fight back, we can do a lot better!

THAT'S WHY I'M RUNNING FOR CONGRESS.

We must make a fundamental decision. Do we continue the 40-year decline of our middle class and the growing gap between the very rich and everyone else, or do we fight for a progressive economic agenda that creates jobs, increases income, protects the environment, addresses climate change, failed trade policies, and immigration reform, makes public college education attainable, provides healthcare for all, strengthens Social Security, Medicare, Tricare, and ADA, and promotes diplomacy over war?

Are we prepared to take on the enormous economic and political power of the billionaire class, or do we continue to slide into economic and political oligarchy? These are the most important questions of our time, and how we answer them will determine the future of our country.

I'M THE ONLY CANDIDATE ENDORSED BY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

I'm also the only Democratic candidate in this race that has been endorsed by the California Democratic Party (CADEM), Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC), Orange County Young Democrats (OCYD), and Progressive Democrats of America (PDA).

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