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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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District 49U.S. House of RepresentativesNovember 8, 2016California General Election

United States
November 8, 2016California General Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 49

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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.
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Republican
U.S. Representative/Entrepreneur
155,888 votes (50.3%)Winning
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  • Fixing America's broken immigration system
  • Creating jobs, promoting innovation, securing opportunities in our 21st century economy
  • Holding government accountable and advancing open, honest, transparent government
Profession:Former Army Captain / Entrepreneur / Small Businessman / Congressman / Father
Member, U.S. House of Representatives — Elected position (2001current)
Chairman, House Oversight Committee — Elected position (20112015)
Kent State University Business Administration (1976)
Sienna Heights University (1976)

Darrell Issa is a senior member of the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs Committees. Highlighted as one of the ten most effective members of Congress, Darrell Issa represents the people of California's 49th Congressional District. Issa is an Army veteran, father and successful entrepreneur. A tech industry leader, he is the founder of Directed Electronics, a company he built from humble origins into the the nation’s largest manufacturer of vehicle anti-theft devices, including the highly-successful Viper system. 

The grandson of immigrants, Issa enlisted in the United States Army as a senior in high school. Through his Army service, he received an ROTC scholarship and graduated with a degree in business from Sienna Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. Upon graduation, Issa was commissioned as an Army officer, and ultimately obtained the rank of captain. He completed his active-duty military service in 1980 and turned his interests to the private sector.

His recent legislative initiatives focus on promoting innovation, creating jobs, protecting consumers, enhancing government transparency, and closing loopholes used to ship jobs overseas. His successful efforts to fight human trafficking in San Diego County led to tougher laws, stiffer penalties, and more consistent enforcement by federal prosecutors. Other congressional oversight efforts led by Issa during both Republican and Democrat administrations resulted in significant reforms to stop waste and abuse at agencies including the Minerals Management Service, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and the Internal Revenue Service. As a principled leader, he voted against the 2008 bailout of Wall Street banks during the Bush Administration and supports efforts to balance the federal budget by curbing government spending.

His other legislative accomlishments include strengthening the Violence Against Women Act, passing the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights, opening government though significant reforms to the Freedom of Information Act, advancing Sober Homes Reform, and working to hold our government leaders accountable.

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • National Federation of Independent Businesses
  • San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis
  • San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore
  • Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens
Total money raised: $2,706,915

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

1
Darrell Issa
$36,000
2
Google
$20,800
3
Cheniere Energy
$18,600
4
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
$15,000
4
National Automobile Dealers Association
$15,000
4
Prosperity Action
$15,000

By State:

California 45.56%
District of Columbia 18.82%
Virginia 7.87%
Texas 3.28%
Other 24.46%
45.56%18.82%24.46%

By Size:

Large contributions (78.56%)
Small contributions (21.44%)
78.56%21.44%

By Type:

From organizations (43.15%)
From individuals (56.85%)
43.15%56.85%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Congressman Issa's approach is always rooted in finding fresh solutions and unique approaches to the nation's toughest problems. A national leader with extensive bipartisan accomplishments, Congressman Issa has worked with members of Congress from both parties to pass legislation that is making government more accountable, reducing taxes, creating jobs, protecting veterans, and ensuring America remains safe and secure. As your representative, Congressman Issa will work to:

  • Fix our broken immigration system
  • Advance opportunites and jobs in our 21st century economy
  • Uphold our nation's promise to our veterans
  • Defeat ISIS
  • Promote startups, small business and innovation
  • Move the nuclear waste from San Onofre
  • Reform our criminal justice system
  • Hold government leaders -- of both parties -- accountable
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Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
49th District

DARRELL ISSA
US Representative/Entrepreneur

Working to create jobs and grow the American economy is my passion.

As the founder of a consumer technology company that employs hundreds of people today, an entrepreneur, innovator, and former Army officer, I’ve put those skills to work for you in Congress to foster job creation, to protect the incredible creative space that exists on the Internet, and to promote and realize opportunities that are available in the new economy.

As your representative, I stopped the most harmful Internet regulatory scheme ever considered in Congress, SOPA. I worked collaboratively to protect your private information online and to foster job-creating startups.

I stood up to Wall Street, opposing the bailout of the big banks, and called to account Presidents from both parties when they abused their offices. I authored the DATA Act to make information on how government spends our money more accessible, fought to strengthen the Violence Against Women Act, and to provide extended family and medical leave to those caring for a wounded and recovering service member.

In the 49th District, we stood up new housing and facilities for our Marines at Camp Pendleton, negotiated settlements to increase the supply and quality of water available to our communities, and worked with local leaders to find long-term storage solution to the nuclear waste at San Onofre.

It is the honor of my life to serve you in Congress and I appreciate your vote. For more information, please visit my website www.DarrellIssa.com or call my office at (760) 598-3535.

— October 12, 2016 Candidate's Campaign
— October 12, 2016 Candidate's Campaign

Darrell Issa is focused on fresh solutions to Washington's biggest problems.

Democratic
Businessperson/Attorney/Father
154,267 votes (49.7%)
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  • Nothing Is More Important Than (1) Jobs And The Economy, (2) Investing in America's infrastructure using American labor and Amerrican materials and (3) Restoring America's job base sent overseas and off-shore.
  • Defense contracting is a Racket and Wastes Trillions of American Taxpayer Dollars. I will deliver Defense Spending that is Strategic, Stronger & Efficient, ending the corrupt Congressional process that caused the failure of past defense reforms.
  • Stop Congress from voting to privatize Social Security & Medicare. Social Security has been the most successful federal program in US history and has never increased the National debt.
Profession:Retired Marine Corps Colonel / Attorney / Father / Business-owner

 

As a Marine Colonel serving around the world and a civilian trial attorney for nearly four decades, I have a proven record. While attending Arizona State University and after joining the Marine PLC months before Saigon fell, I chose to first become an infantry officer and later a Judge Advocate.

 

 

 

My business career and military duties span advising Marine commanders, defending & prosecuting war crimes, complex civil & criminal trials and a combat tour in Ramadi, Baghdad & Fallujah, retiring after 32 years active and reserve in 2006. I have lived and worked in the California 49th Congressional District since stationed at Camp Pendleton in 1981, with my family raising our three children, a son in college, a daughter a junior at San Clemente High School and an eight month baby girl. I currently work and own the Law Offices of Douglas L. Applegate, located at 5160 Birch Street, Suite 200 Newport Beach, CA 92660 and 380 S Melrose Dr. Suite 207 Vista, CA 92081.

 

Total money raised: $2,045,082

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

1
MAINSTREAM PAC
$10,000
2
Icsi
$8,000
3
University of California, San Diego
$6,086
4
B&M Hardware Co.
$5,400
4
Lauder Partners LLC
$5,400
4
LinkedIn
$5,400

By State:

California 63.01%
District of Columbia 15.28%
New York 4.24%
Maryland 2.11%
Other 15.35%
63.01%15.28%15.35%

By Size:

Large contributions (58.43%)
Small contributions (41.57%)
58.43%41.57%

By Type:

From organizations (24.26%)
From individuals (75.74%)
24.26%75.74%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

I chose to volunteer to serve my country, the greatest on earth. We need new, positive leadership committed to integrity, accountability and transparency in a Congress that is willing to take big-money’s influence out of our Government. I will fight to bring back American jobs that provide living wages & equal pay for equal work. I have the experience to ask the right questions to get us the Strongest National Defense, the best Veterans Administration, and to stop endless wars. I will demand comprehensive immigration reform that makes American employers part of the solution.

For me, true patriotism is not only about pledging allegiance. It is about serving our country however you can. Our duty is to keep America strong and working for all Americans. Too many people today know that simply playing by the rules and working hard is no longer enough to give the next generation the same chance to get ahead.  I will fight to give all Americans who work hard an opportunity to succeed. With three children, one in college, I know our future depends on good-paying jobs, affordable college, and fighting for the middle class. By cutting through the politics and focusing on finding common sense solutions, I will connect with voters across party lines in a district that includes Camp Pendleton, and nearly 80,000 veteran households. I ask for and would be honored to have your vote. We need to make government work for all Americans.

I WILL BE A CONGRESSMAN WHO WILL REPRESENT EVERYONE IN THE 49TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.

 

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Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
49th District

DOUG APPLEGATE
AGE: 62
Retired Marine Colonel

As a distinguished Marine Colonel and experienced civilian trial attorney, I built a record of leadership and public service, fighting for America and defending Americans.

I joined the Marine officer program over 40 years ago. I served as an infantry officer and a Judge Advocate. In my long career, my duties spanned defending and prosecuting war crimes, advising Marine Commanders, and a combat tour in Ramadi, Baghdad, and Fallujah, eventually retiring in 2006 after 32 years active and reserve.

When it comes to our national defense, I have the know-how to ask the right questions and focus on the key issues: fixing our VA, eliminating waste, and protecting our service members by putting them in harms way only when absolutely necessary.

I have lived in the 49th District since I was stationed at Camp Pendleton in 1981. All three of my children grew up here and attended our public schools. I own a business here and know what matters to this community. I will fight to bring back American jobs that provide living wages and equal pay for equal work, and demand comprehensive immigration reform that makes American employers part of the solution.

America needs new, positive leadership committed to integrity, accountability, and transparency in Congress, ending big money’s influence on government.

For me, true patriotism is about serving our country however we can. Our duty is to keep America strong and keep it working for all Americans. I ask for and would be honored to have your vote.

Email doug@applegateforcongress.com

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