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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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District 52U.S. House of RepresentativesNovember 8, 2016California General Election

United States
November 8, 2016California General Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 52

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (447/447).

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.
Democratic
U.S. Representative
181,253 votes (56.5%)Winning
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  • Building a prosperous economy that provides opportunity for all Americans, including making college more affordable
  • Maintaining our nation’s security, which includes a strong military, caring for our veterans, and reducing gun violence
  • Ensuring fairness and equality for all Americans
Profession:U.S. Representative

Scott earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University and worked as an economist for the United States Environmental Protection Agency before attending New York University School of Law. He and his wife of 30 years, Lynn, are 27-year residents of the 52nd District. They live in La Jolla and have a daughter and son.

  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • End Citizens United
  • Human Rights Campaign
Total money raised: $3,560,544

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

1
Scott Peters
$112,303
2
Qualcomm
$25,160
3
Sempra Energy
$21,400
4
University of California, San Diego
$21,029
5
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd
$19,400

By State:

California 43.42%
District of Columbia 26.99%
Virginia 5.37%
New York 4.41%
Other 19.82%
43.42%26.99%19.82%

By Size:

Large contributions (87.58%)
Small contributions (12.42%)
87.58%12.42%

By Type:

From organizations (51.54%)
From individuals (48.46%)
51.54%48.46%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Researched by Voter’s Edge
Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 
52nd District

SCOTT PETERS
U.S. Representative, Armed Services Committee

Named one of America's Most Independent Lawmakers by Congressional Quarterly, I have a record of solving problems, working with both political parties to achieve commonsense solutions and get things done.

Fixing a broken Congress: I helped pass a 'No Budget No Pay' bill to withhold Congress' pay if they don't do their jobs. I voted to stop Congress from giving themselves a raise.

Keeping America safe, keeping promises to veterans: I’m fighting to close loopholes in gun purchase background check laws to keep criminals and terrorists from getting guns, and I helped pass an increased defense budget to combat terrorism. I believe it's immoral and unpatriotic that veterans wait months for healthcare they've earned. I helped pass laws that get more services for veterans’ mental health and reduce wait times, and I launched a program to get veterans jobs.

Standing up for women: I’m the only pro-choice candidate, endorsed by Planned Parenthood.

Education to strengthen the middle class: I helped pass a bipartisan law to lower student loan interest rates to ease the college debt families face after graduation.

Creating jobs through research, cutting red tape: National Biotech Legislator of the Year for helping secure billions more dollars of investment in scientific research for our universities and research institutions that create thousands of jobs of the future. I introduced a law to reduce tax paperwork for small businesses.

Together, let’s fix a broken Congress. I’d be honored to have your vote. www.scottpeters.com

Email info@scottpeters.com
Republican
Attorney/Small Businesswoman
139,403 votes (43.5%)
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  • National Security
  • Economy & Small Business
  • Education
Profession:Attorney / Small Business Owner
Total money raised: $1,449,942

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

1
Cerberus Capital Management
$39,050
2
Cass Construction
$11,700
3
BOLTON FOR AMERICA PAC
$10,000
3
Denise Gitsham
$10,000
3
Value in Electing Women
$10,000

By State:

California 63.94%
New York 7.49%
Virginia 5.98%
District of Columbia 5.64%
Other 16.94%
63.94%16.94%

By Size:

Large contributions (89.58%)
Small contributions (10.42%)
89.58%10.42%

By Type:

From organizations (18.59%)
From individuals (81.41%)
18.59%81.41%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Researched by Voter’s Edge
Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
52nd District

DENISE GITSHAM
Small Business Owner

Denise Gitsham is a small business owner working to promote San Diego’s innovation economy and create good-paying jobs.

The only child of immigrants, Denise’s parents instilled in her the value of education. A product of public schools, she is committed to eliminating the disparities in public education.

Denise was born and raised in California and graduated Georgetown University Law Center. She worked in the White House and U.S. Department of Justice, with a focus on national security and anti-terrorism.

She moved home to San Diego to join a clean-tech company, developing alternative biofuels that will reduce our reliance on foreign oil. She was so impressed by what she saw that she launched her own small business to promote these amazing companies.

Denise is running for Congress because she cares deeply about San Diego and the future of our families. As our representative in Congress, she will: Work to help small businesses grow and create good-paying jobs for our families. Strengthen our national security to keep us safe from terrorism, Support our veterans in a manner worthy of their sacrifices, Reform education and return control to local districts, putting dollars in the classroom rather than in the hands of Washington bureaucrats.

Email Info@DeniseForCongress.com

News

Congressional candidates Peters, Gitsham face off in Rancho Bernardo — November 2, 2016 Pomerado News/San Diego Union-Tribune
Congressional races: Candidate statements — October 23, 2016 San Diego Union-Tribune
Incumbents have big financial lead in House races — October 19, 2016 San Diego Union-Tribune
Congressional candidate Denise Gitsham: The Union-Tribune interview — October 18, 2016 San Diego Union-Tribune
Rep. Scott Peters: The Union-Tribune interview — October 18, 2016 San Diego Union-Tribune
Two big congressional races start TV ad campaigns — October 3, 2016 San Diego Union-Tribune

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