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Dale Francisco

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Dale Francisco
Dale Francisco.jpeg
Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 24
Prior offices
Santa Barbara City Council
High schoolMission Viejo High School, 1971
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Place of birthDetroit, Michigan
ProfessionSoftware engineer
Campaign website
Dale Francisco was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 24th Congressional District of California.[1]


Francisco holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Following college, he worked as a software engineer for a number of networking companies. Francisco then began working independently. He won a seat on the Santa Barbara City Council in 2007 and was defeated in a bid for mayor in 2009. He was then re-elected to the city council in 2011.[2]


Campaign themes


Francisco's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Energy: "According to a federal government estimate, approximately 80% of America’s energy needs through 2035 will be met by the use of fossil fuels. We desperately need to increase our domestic oil production to ease our reliance on foreign oil."
  • Jobs and the Economy: "To get America working again we must promote the policies of lower, simpler taxes and reduced government regulation that will encourage new business start-ups and allow existing businesses to expand."
  • Federal Deficit/Balancing the Budget: "Our federal government must live within its means. Reckless spending has brought this country to the brink of default under the leadership of President Obama, Senator Reid, Representative Pelosi—and Congresswoman Capps."
  • Obamacare: "The Affordable Care Act took every aspect of government intervention in health care—such as mandated coverage and reimbursement rates below the cost of service—and made them worse. Lois Capps has enthusiastically backed the Unaffordable Care Act at every opportunity."
  • Immigration Reform: "Our immigration policy in this country is badly broken and in need of reform. The first step toward meaningful reform is securing our borders—including establishing a working entry and exit visa system—and ensuring that all existing laws regarding immigration are being enforced."


—Dale Francisco's campaign website,



See also: California's 24th Congressional District elections, 2014

Francisco ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 24th District. Francisco was defeated in the blanket primary on June 3, 2014.[5]

U.S. House, California District 24 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLois Capps Incumbent 43.7% 58,198
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Mitchum 15.8% 21,059
     Republican Justin Fareed 15.3% 20,445
     Republican Dale Francisco 11.7% 15,575
     Republican Bradley Allen 7% 9,269
     Democratic Sandra Marshall 3.5% 4,646
     Democratic Paul Coyne 1.6% 2,144
     Independent Steve Isakson 0.9% 1,249
     Republican Alexis Stuart 0.5% 678
Total Votes 133,263
Source: California Secretary of State

Campaign donors


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

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Francisco's committee owed $32,000 in outstanding loans to Dale Francisco.

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