Benjamin Campos

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Benjamin Campos
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 38
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLong Beach State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Personal
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant
Websites
Campaign website
Benjamin Campos is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 38th Congressional District of California.[1]

Campos sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 38th Congressional District of California. He lost in the general election.[2]

Biography

Campos served in the U.S. Army after high school before earning his B.S. in Accounting from Long Beach State University. He has worked as a certified public accountant since then. Campos is currently a senior partner at G7 Certified Public Accountants, Inc.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Campos' campaign website lists the following issues:[4]

  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "Stop the deficit spending, eliminate the waste, balance the budget and restore accountability. Why is it that we as citizens are required to live within our means and if we don’t we face consequences such as the inability to attain credit or even worse the loss of our property?"
  • Limited Government
Excerpt: "The role of the government is to exercise only those limited powers given to it by the people. Chief among them is protecting its citizens against all enemies, foreign and domestic."
  • Promote Free Market System
Excerpt: "American exceptionalism is based on the generation of Ideas using ingenuity and creativity in finding solutions to meet the demands of a free society. Entrepreneurship, hard work, responsibility and discipline should be encouraged and seen as something to emulate. These are the traits which make America the greatest country in the world."
  • Transparency
Excerpt: "All appropriation bills should be made available on the internet for review by the public for at least 20 days prior to being considered into law. Detailed itemized budgets are to be made available on the internet for review by the public at least 20 days prior to their approval. Bills or budgets not satisfying the aforementioned requirements are to be deemed invalid and unenforceable."
  • Adhere to the U.S. Constitution
Excerpt: "The separation of powers of the executive, legislative and judiciary branches should be observed. Currently the authority of the legislative branch is disregarded by the appointment of czars who make decisions for entire industries without regard to its legality. Reject cap and trade. Uphold the second amendment."

Elections

2014

See also: California's 38th Congressional District elections, 2014

Campos is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 38th District. He and incumbent Linda Sanchez (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, unopposed.[5] They will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 38th Congressional District elections, 2012

Campos ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 38th District. He and district 39 incumbent Linda Sanchez (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Jorge Robles (R). They faced off in the general election on November 6, 2012, and Sanchez won.[2][6][7]

U.S. House, California District 38 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Sanchez Incumbent 67.5% 145,280
     Republican Benjamin Campos 32.5% 69,807
Total Votes 215,087
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Campos' reports.

Benjamin Campos (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 11, 2013$1,089$35$(2)$1,121
July Quarterly[9]July 11, 2013$1,121$30$(301)$850
October Quarterly[10]October 17, 2013$850$20$(360)$509
Year-End[11]January 27, 2014$509$100$(0)$609
April Quarterly[12]April 29, 2014$609$1,628$(1,671)$565
Pre-Primary[13]May 19, 2014$565$10$(0)$574
July Quarterly[14]July 14, 2014$574$320$(14)$870
Running totals
$2,143$(2,348)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Campos' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Campos did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Campos's campaign committee raised a total of $21,707 and spent $25,060.[15]

Personal

Campos and his wife, Tracy, have four children and live in Lakewood.[3]

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