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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election

District 4U.S. House of RepresentativesJune 5, 2018California Primary Election

United States
June 5, 2018California Primary Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 4

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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Democratic
Military Security Analyst
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  • Our community is a good place to grow up, and raise a family. I'm committed to keeping it that way. I'll fight to protect our clean air and water and our pristine lakes, rivers, and forests, as well as combat climate change.
  • Access to affordable, high-quality healthcare is critical to the well-being of our community. I'll fight to prevent further cuts, bring down prescription prices, & defend and improve the ACA- stabilizing insurance markets and expanding coverage.
  • Our current representative is inaccessible and is not held accountable to the people of this district. I will open multiple district offices, hold 10 town halls a year, and provide excellent constituent services to our community.
Profession:Military Security Analyst
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (20132017)
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. State Department (20042006)
Yale PhD, Political Science (2014)
Stanford B.A., History (2004)
Total money raised: $593,517

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Stanford University
$7,476
2
Employees of Harvard University
$5,876
3
Employees of Vice
$5,400
4
Employees of Briotix
$5,230
5
Employees of Foley Hoag LLP
$5,225

By State:

California 79.15%
New York 7.63%
Massachusetts 6.80%
District of Columbia 1.14%
Other 5.28%
79.15%

By Size:

Large contributions (68.70%)
Small contributions (31.30%)
68.70%31.30%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
— May 24, 2018 Bateson 4 Congress
Democratic
Businessman
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  • Impeach Trump.
  • Gun control.
  • Massive clean energy initiative.
Profession:Registered Investment Advisor, Filmmaker/producer.
  • I'm originally from NYC & moved to California in 2006. In 2012, I visited this gorgeous area & basically never left!
  • I'm a California Registered Investment Advisor & former Wall St. Executive. More recently I wrote a book, made a film, & became CEO of a company.
  • I live on a 40-acre ranch near Yosemite with my dogs & cats, and despite the dry summers, foxtails & rattlesnakes? I love it here! 
1.
Question 1

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?

No answer provided.
2.
Question 2

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?

Answer from Robert Lawton:

I proudly support Medicare For All.

3.
Question 3

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House.

Answer from Robert Lawton:

I believe we need to pass a clean DREAM ACT, pass DAPA & #AbolishICE.

4.
Question 4

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?

Answer from Robert Lawton:

I believe every Californian should watch the stunning documentary "Water & Power: A California Heist". AFter seeing it, I have many thoughts re; water solutions, including rescinding the disastrous Monterey Agreement.

5.
Question 5

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?

Answer from Robert Lawton:

I think much of the blame for this lays at the feet of our current President, and can also be traced to the horrendous Citizens United decision. If elected, I'll fight to spearhead a constitutional amendment to end Citizen's United.

  • TRUMP: I believe Donald Trump presents a clear & present danger to our country & the world, and needs to be removed from office immediately. 
  • GUNS: I'm a gun owner. That said; I believe ​The Assault Weapons Ban doesn't go far enough, & no-one outside of active law enforcement or the military should be able to legally own a semi-automatic "assault weapon". If elected, I'll fight for much more comprehensive gun control measures, similar to what was done in Australia.
  • JOBS & THE ENVIRONMENTI believe the single greatest threat to our planet is climate change, and the most effective way to combat it, (while creating millions of jobs), is through a massive clean energy initiative. 
  • IMMIGRATION: I believe we need to pass a clean DREAM ACT, pass DAPA & #AbolishICE.
  • ABORTION: I'm Pro-Choice, believe in defending Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood, & a woman's right to choose.
  • PUBLIC COLLEGE: I believe wholeheartedly in Senator Bernie Sanders' "College For All" Act. 
  • FOREIGN AFFAIRS: I believe The United States has no business intervening in the affairs of another nation, until or unless human rights are being violated, and then I believe we have AN OBLIGATION TO INTERVENE.
  • DEMOCRATSI believe the majority of establishment Democrats more closely resemble moderate Republicans, than the type of genuinely progressive, gutsy liberals I grew up admiring.
  • HEALTHCARE: I believe in Medicare For All.
  • MARIJUANA: I believe marijuana should be removed from the ‘Schedule I’ classification of the Controlled Substances Act & Federally decriminalized, much in the same way The Volstead Act was repealed.
  • WAGES: I believe in a Federal $15 minimum wage.
  • MONEY IN POLITICS: I believe Citizens United was a ruinous decision. I will not accept any contributions from PAC's, Super PAC's or corporations for my campaign & if elected, I'll fight to roll-back this horrendous ruling.
  • VOTING: I believe the Electoral College should be abolished & a "one person, one vote" majority should decide Presidential elections. Further, I believe in OPEN PRIMARIES, and PAPER BALLOTS, with receipts.
  • TERM LIMITS: I fully support, and will fight to implement term limits on members of the House and Senate.
  • NET NEUTRALITY: I'm 100% in favor of net-neutrality & believe Ajit Pai's Sinclair decision may prove to be corrupt.
  • PRIVACY RIGHTS: I believe Edward Snowden & Chelsea Manning are American hero's, not criminals.
  • DRONE PROGRAM: I believe President Obama's extrajudicial drone assassinations are a disgraceful legacy.
  • MILITARY SPENDING: I'm disgusted by Senators like Liz Warren & Kamala Harris voting for Trump's defense bill.
  • DEATH PENALTY: I'm against the death penalty as I believe there's too great a risk of executing a potentially innocent person, and evidence shows definitively the death penalty does not serve as a deterrent to crime.
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Mitchell White

Republican
Accountant/Auditor
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Total money raised: $9,406

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Mitchell White
$6,500
2
Employees of State of California
$2,000
3
Employees of Conduent
$400

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (94.62%)
Small contributions (5.38%)
94.62%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
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Tom McClintock

Republican
United States Representative
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Total money raised: $966,318

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of AKT Development
$10,800
1
Employees of Crown Associates Realty
$10,800
2
Koch Industries
$10,000
2
Majority Committee PAC (MCPAC)
$10,000
2
Prosperity Action
$10,000
2
Employees of Technical Maintenance Support
$10,000

By State:

California 81.36%
District of Columbia 7.95%
Illinois 2.12%
Virginia 2.02%
Other 6.56%
81.36%

By Size:

Large contributions (72.88%)
Small contributions (27.12%)
72.88%27.12%

By Type:

From organizations (21.43%)
From individuals (78.57%)
21.43%78.57%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Democratic
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Program Analyst, USAID (20122015)
Policy Advisor, U.S. Pacific Command, Department of Defense (20102012)
Congressional Commission for Wartime Contracting, Congressional Commission for Wartime Contracting (20092010)
Iraq Country Coordinator, U.S. State Department (20052008)
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University Masters of Public Administration, International Relations (2010)
Principia College Bachelor's Degree, Economics (2004)

A fifth-generation Northern Californian, Jessica Morse is a daughter of the foothills. She announced her candidacy for Congress last year by conducting a listening tour across all ten counties in the 4th district, and has taken part in 16 forums and debates since then. A devoted public servant, Morse spent a decade serving abroad with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, including over a year in Baghdad at the height of the Iraq War. She is running for office to bring public service back to politics to protect our land, healthcare, and local economy.

Total money raised: $918,381

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Google
$16,587
2
Employees of Oracle
$6,400
3
Employees of Architectural Concepts
$5,400
3
Employees of Astia
$5,400
3
Employees of Bauman Foundation
$5,400
3
Employees of Bobolink Foundation
$5,400
3
Employees of Cisco Systems
$5,400
3
Employees of Eckert Cold Storage
$5,400
3
Employees of Giant Creative Strategy
$5,400
3
Employees of Matthews International Capital
$5,400
3
Employees of Mott Foundation
$5,400
3
Employees of Parker Investment Management
$5,400
3
Employees of Privacy International
$5,400
3
Employees of Redwood Grove Capital
$5,400
3
Employees of Riverside Interests
$5,400
3
Employees of Schmidt Family Foundation
$5,400
3
Employees of Sonja Perkins
$5,400
3
Employees of Toca Football Inc.
$5,400
3
Employees of University of California, San Francisco
$5,400

By State:

California 90.31%
District of Columbia 2.26%
Florida 1.67%
Illinois 1.07%
Other 4.70%
90.31%

By Size:

Large contributions (84.61%)
Small contributions (15.39%)
84.61%15.39%

By Type:

From organizations (1.95%)
From individuals (98.05%)
98.05%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Jessica Morse

Summary

A fifth-generation Northern Californian, Jessica Morse is a daughter of the foothills. She announced her candidacy for Congress last year by conducting a listening tour across all ten counties in the 4th district, and has taken part in 16 forums and debates since then. A devoted public servant, Morse spent a decade serving abroad with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, including over a year in Baghdad at the height of the Iraq War. She is running for office to bring public service back to politics to protect our land, healthcare, and local economy.

For more information on Jessica Morse's policy plans please visit: https://www.Morse4Congress.com/OnTheIssues/

— May 7, 2018 Morse for Congress
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Roza Calderon

Democratic
Geoscientist/Geographer/Cartographer
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Total money raised: $97,376

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Roza Calderon
$55,000
2
Employees of Saybubble
$2,700
3
Employees of Ascent Environmental
$600
4
Employees of Ascent Environmental Inc.
$550
5
Employees of California Association of Highway Patrolmen
$500
5
FREETHOUGHT EQUALITY FUND OF THE CENTER FOR HUMANIST ACTIVISM, THE
$500

By State:

California 98.27%
District of Columbia 0.73%
Wyoming 0.37%
Tennessee 0.34%
Other 0.29%
98.27%

By Size:

Large contributions (79.76%)
Small contributions (20.24%)
79.76%20.24%

By Type:

From organizations (1.07%)
From individuals (98.93%)
98.93%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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