Aaron Woolf

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Aaron Woolf
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 21
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionFilm producer
Campaign website
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Aaron Woolf is a 2014 Democratic and Working Families Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 21st Congressional District of New York.[1][2] Woolf ran unopposed for both nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014.[3]


Woolf is a film producer and has directed documentaries including King Corn, Dying to Leave: The Global Face of Human Trafficking and Smuggling and Beyond the Motor City. Prior to his film career, Woolf worked as a commercial fisherman, an electrician and a camera tech.[4]


Campaign themes


The following excerpts from Woolf's website explain his position on key topics. See Woolf's campaign website for more detailed explanations and for his position on other issues.

  • Economy and Jobs: "Great strides have been made on the road to recovery since the economic recession, but too many New York counties are still saddled with high unemployment. Aaron’s top priority as Congressman will be to support opportunities for job growth across the district."
  • Education: "Our kids deserve the very best in education. From Pre-K through high school, it’s incumbent upon us to ensure they’re well prepared for what comes next. In our district, that means fighting to see that rural schools are given the resources they need to thrive and serve kids in the area."
  • Seniors: "Social Security and Medicare are part of a sacred trust between citizens and their government. Working men and women paid into the system all their lives, and so they deserve to know the program will be there for them in full when they retire."
  • Foreign policy and Fort Drum: "America has long been a leader on the world stage, standing for democracy and stability. Our allies depend on us to be there for them in times of need.
    Aaron believes America must continue to strengthen those partnerships – including our longstanding commitment to Israel – and work with allies around the world to defeat terrorist elements around the globe. In that same way we must prevent bad actors like Iran from arming themselves with nuclear weapons, and contain others like North Korea to keep those weapons out of the hands of terrorists."
  • Healthcare: "The Affordable Care Act needs to be fixed.
    As an example, we must eliminate the medical device excise tax. In a field where America leads the world, we should not be punishing success and innovation."


—Aaron Woolf, http://web.archive.org/web/20140519184259/http://www.woolfforcongress.com/issues/



See also: New York's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014

Woolf is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 21st District.[1] Woolf ran unopposed for the Democratic and Working Families Party nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014. He is receiving support from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.[6] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


Woolf has received the following endorsements:


Woolf released a campaign ad in September 2014 attacking his Republican opponent, Elise Stefanik, for being, what Woolf calls, a "Washington-insider."[10]

Woolf 2014 campaign ad attacking Elise Stefanik

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Woolf's reports.[11]

Aaron Woolf (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2014$0.00$417,184.96$(13,779.89)$403,405.07
Running totals


Woolf and his wife, Carolyn, have a daughter named Eloise. Carolyn is a clinical psychologist.[4]

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