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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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District 41 — U.S. House of Representatives

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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.
For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election advance to the general election. The two candidates may be from the same political party.
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Candidates

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Doug Shepherd

Republican
Small business owner
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  1. Strengthen the Economy by promoting policies that...
  2. Create jobs by reducing the barriers businees face...
  3. Reduce foreign threats by fully funding the military...
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Cody Ryan

Republican
Fitness Entrepreneur / Investor
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Lower Taxes - Simplify the tax code
  2. More Freedom - Promote smaller, more efficient government...
  3. Open Door Policy - Welcome visitors to my office,...
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Mark Takano

Democratic
United States Representative/Teacher
63,706 votes (64.5%)Winning
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Contributions

Total money raised: $1,072,263

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

1
Employees of University of California, Riverside
$10,388
2
American Crystal Sugar
$10,000
2
American Federation of Government Employees
$10,000
2
American Federation of Teachers
$10,000
2
Communications Workers of America
$10,000
2
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
$10,000
2
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
$10,000
2
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
$10,000
2
National Education Association
$10,000
2
New York Life Insurance Company
$10,000
2
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)
$10,000

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By State:

California 58.54%
District of Columbia 20.66%
New York 6.21%
Maryland 2.66%
Other 11.92%
58.54%20.66%11.92%

By Size:

Large contributions (91.43%)
Small contributions (8.57%)
91.43%8.57%

By Type:

From organizations (33.19%)
From individuals (66.81%)
33.19%66.81%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Candidate Contact Info

Email info@marktakano.com
Republican
Small Businessman
17,255 votes (17.5%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Strengthen the Economy by promoting policies that help businesses, such as lower taxes and reduced regulation.
  • Create jobs by reducing the barriers businees face that impede growth.
  • Reduce foreign threats by fully funding the military and securing the border.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Small business owner

Biography

 

Doug Shepherd, and his wife have owned and operated several businesses over the years, including Shepherd Realty Groups and Outlook Escrow Inc.  He is a 32-yr veteran of the real estate industry, and has helped thousands of individuals and families realize the American Dream: home ownership. Several of his leadership roles have been in positions in both the California and National Association of Realtors. He has severed his local Association in many capacities including 2011 President of the Inland Valleys Association of Realtors.  He obtained his broker’s license in 1991.

 

Throughout his career—in good times and bad times—he has hired and employed hundreds of people who have become part of the Shepherd family. He always puts people first.

 

Shepherd arrived in the Inland Empire in 1987 as managing partner of the Veterans Housing Center in Riverside. He and Shelley (Nuhn) were married in 1984. They have two adult daughters. The family’s hobby is breeding, training and showing American Quarter Horses.

 

More information is available at www.shepherdforcongress.com

 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $263,453

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

1
Doug Shepherd
$169,844
2
Employees of Lemonade Stand
$5,200
3
EUREKA POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
$5,000
4
KEN CALVERT FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE
$4,000
5
Employees of Re/Max International
$3,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 97.05%
Maryland 2.35%
Nevada 0.40%
Arizona 0.20%
97.05%

By Size:

Large contributions (95.60%)
Small contributions (4.40%)
95.60%

By Type:

From organizations (5.22%)
From individuals (94.78%)
94.78%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shepherd is running because he wants to bring a good-sense approach to law making. He wants to be part of the team that shrinks the size and scope of the federal government. Doug states “I want to be at the forefront of the movement to restore the basic values that are the bedrock of this country. God, family, community and service.”

“Dad taught me that what people call common sense doesn’t always make good sense. Just because something sounds good does not make it right. Most of the time the feel good promises of politicians just don’t make good sense in the real world.”

“It is time for a good sense approach to government,” Shepherd states. We need to make government bureaucracy smaller so each individual is  “bigger”. That means people are more powerful and have more liberty over their own lives. There is nothing more American then personal liberty. We need to cut taxes and put more money in people's pockets. More financial freedom means more control over their own lives. Let’s create jobs by strengthening American businesses, both big and small, through less regulation and reduced taxes. Strong American business means more security for the individual working person.”

I am ready to serve in Congress and be part of the solution, not more of the problem.”

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Candidate Contact Info

Email doug@shepherdforcongress.com
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Randy Fox

Republican
Councilman/Businessman/Pastor
14,844 votes (15%)
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Contributions

Total money raised: $67,315

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

1
Employees of Bourns, Inc.
$5,400
1
Employees of Frank Smith Trucking
$5,400
1
Employees of Wildomar Pristine Homes, Llc
$5,400
2
Employees of Western Ventures Lp
$4,500
3
Employees of Dillon Smith Trucking
$2,700
3
Employees of Lucas Oil Products
$2,700
3
Employees of Malloy Family Partners
$2,700
3
Employees of Portrait Construction
$2,700
3
Employees of Tom's Farms
$2,700

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.23%)
Small contributions (2.77%)
97.23%

By Type:

From organizations (3.82%)
From individuals (96.18%)
96.18%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Candidate Contact Info

Email info@vote4randyfox.com
Republican
Fitness Entrepreneur/Investor
2,893 votes (2.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Lower Taxes - Simplify the tax code
  • More Freedom - Promote smaller, more efficient government
  • Open Door Policy - Welcome visitors to my office, listen to all citizens' concerns and take action

Experience

Experience

Profession:Fitness Entrepreneur / Investor

Biography

Hello,
Thanks for stopping by. I'm Cody Ryan. Age 29. Successful Fitness Entrepreneur and Investor.

Like most people, I'm not pleased with the way the government is. I don't trust most politicians. I'm tired of the corruption and wasteful spending. Every day it seems like there are more and more problems without any effective solutions being put into place.

So, I have decided to run for Congress.

Before I talk more about politics, I want to share a little about myself and why I'm doing what I do.

I love my life. I'm humbled and grateful. I'm happy. I'm healthy. I enjoy Monday mornings. I like meeting new people. I like to travel. I've made wise, successful decisions to put me where I am today. I've worked hard. I've worked smart.

People ask me for advice all the time. How do I get more fit? What are good exercises for 6 pack abs? How do I analyze an investment opportunity? How do I travel without spending thousands of dollars? I welcome these questions as it gives me the chance to share what I've learned over the years.

One of my main goals is to create a solid community of like minded, positive people. I want to stay connected with everyone. I want to hold monthly gatherings where we can talk about what's going on, share ideas, work together and take action. Free food. Fun. Good people. Opportunities to get involved in various projects.

I'm running for Congress to help empower the nation. But more importantly, I want to help empower the individual, because when the individuals are strong, the nation is strong.

I actually care about making the world a better place. It's really not about me. It's about all of us. I'm here to serve the people and stand up for what is right.

Political Beliefs

The US Government is broke. We are over $19 Trillion in debt. The US Dollar is starting to lose its role as the world's reserve currency. Interest rates are near zero, and there is now talk about negative interest rates. REAL unemployment is over 20%. The conditions that caused the 2007 recession crisis were masked by printing trillions of dollars; basically, just kicking the can down the road. We need political leaders who understand these things. I am one of those leaders.

The universal law of prosperity is clear - In order to build WEALTH, we must PRODUCE more than we CONSUME.

The United States was founded on excellent principles of Freedom and Limited Government. I believe we should return to the Constitution through all issues.

LOWER TAXES - Simplify the tax code.

MORE FREEDOM - Smaller, more efficient government.

STOP WASTEFUL SPENDING - Support economic growth.

As governments go more into debt, they get more desperate. They start passing more regulations. They start demanding more from their citizens. (For example: police shutting down little children's lemonade stands, civil asset forfeiture, etc.)

As Congressman, I will have an OPEN DOOR policy. If anyone needs anything, I want you to feel comfortable and welcome to walk into my office and let me know. Imagine having an affluent, powerful, down to earth, well connected friend who has your back. I'll be that guy for you.

Vote Cody Ryan

Candidate Contact Info

Email codyryanw@gmail.com

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